Originally Posted by Super Sneaky Steve
Do you mean a higher octain fuel? ...
Higher or lowers not the point.. Different
.. that's the point.
(I'll studiously avoid the whole "pipeline" bit)
If your running 87, try 91 or even 95 . I'm not sure what choices are available in your neck of the woods.
I usually run mine on 91 which is "Standard" 'round my way.
95 is "premium"
Not even sure we can get 87 here in Oz.. anyone???
The topic of which fuel is best is one of those can incite riots, so I won't go into that other than to say that 98 or the "Optimax / BP Ultimate" is not recommended. Nor is any ethanol based fuels. (don't hassle me on this point, check with Honda)
All I'm suggesting is that different fuel even of the same octane rating but from different sources can
make a difference.
Then again, if you're in the states, it may be different for you. err, that is to say.. your mileage may vary!? ... sorry..
For what it's worth, try letting the tank get low enough for the fuel light to come on (don't worry, unless you're more than about 30 to 50 miles or so from a service station you'll be fine), then fill 'er up with 91 (if you get that over there) and see how it goes then..
Ya never know!