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#21 of 30 Re: YEAH [steve_]
Apr 09, 2009 (6:10 am)
It is actually in the manual that the Veracruz will automatically adjust the PCM to compensate for the higher octane fuel, and it does. I saw an almost immediate improvement in power when I filled it up the first time after 10,000 miles of 87 running through it. I also saw an increase of MPG, went from just under 18 to just over 20 after 2 tanks. I am going to fill the next tank with 87 to see what happens, but Hyundai did something right.
Page 1|3 of the owners manual,
For improved vehicle performance, premium unleaded fuel with a Pump Octane Rating of 91 (Research Octane Number) or higher is recommended.
Somewhere in this huge manual I found additional information which I am still looking for and will post when I find it.
Apr 09, 2009 (9:23 am)
Thanks - it was too much hassle for me to register at Hyundai and download the manual myself.
I'm premium fuel adverse, but if the price differential is made up by the increase in mpg, then the extra power would be a bonus. Then again, I'm not a lead foot nor do I tow, so I'd probably stick with the low price spread.
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#23 of 30 Re: YEAH [steve_]
Apr 09, 2009 (7:21 pm)
Thank you for the info, I'll try the premium on my next fill up and I'll let you know
#24 of 30 Powered through Snow Storm!!
May 06, 2009 (7:41 am)
yay!!! the VC is my first 4wd... had a 2wd 4runner for 9 years, so sad everyday. the east coast had a bit of snow march 1, 2009. i drove from arlington VA to richmond VA, about 100 miles, in the thick of the storm. the 95 south had piles of snow. eventually, people were only driving in 2 lanes and the fast lane filled up with snow. i was tired of going 25 mph, so i went the snow filled fast lane and took off.
it was probably totally inappropriate, too-fast driving, but i was driving 40-50 mph in 4wd. i could feel the tires constantly slipping but catching immediately, and i really pushed the car to its limits. overall, i felt very comfortable, toasty with seat warmers, xm radio.... overall, powered through snow no problem. cant wait for the next snowstorm.. teeheee...
#25 of 30 Re: YEAH Long term update Premium vs 87
May 06, 2009 (8:48 am)
So far I ran several tanks of Premium, noticed my overall MPG for those tanks came out to nearly 20 MPG, then switched back to 87 for several tanks, and the MPG dropped to about 18.5. I filled up with Premium(couldnt help myself) yesterday and the dash readout is up to 22 MPG, same trips, same driving, the previous readout with 87 was 19.
On the sad side, gas prices are going up, yesterday I got Premium $2.419, this morning regular is $2.459. That being the case, looks like the VC will soon be going back to the Garage and the Camry Hybrid back on the road. My threshold for gas purchase is $2.50 a gallon, any more than that the Camry is driven.
#26 of 30 Re: YEAH Long term update Premium vs 87 [acdii]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 06, 2009 (8:58 am)
Big jump in gas prices there.
If you are going to park the Veracruz, I guess that lets you off the hook computing the cost per mile of using premium vs regular.
#27 of 30 Re: YEAH Long term update Premium vs 87 [steve_]
May 06, 2009 (9:21 am)
Big jump in gas prices there.
My jaw dropped when I saw that, a .20c jump over night. It was $2.25 when I drove past last night ~5:30 PM $2.45 this morning ~7AM.
If you are going to park the Veracruz, I guess that lets you off the hook computing the cost per mile of using premium vs regular
True, but then again, the cost per mile will be higher with premium unless there is a huge difference in MPG. I only use it because I get a bigger smile per mile when I push the pedal and make it go, and it doesn't use MORE gas when I do. If I saw a drop in MPG like I would in the crown Vic I had, then I would never use it again. More power, slightly better economy, makes it worth spending a little more occasionally on the premium, up to a point. Once 87 hits $2.50 though, back to pulse and glide in the camry
#28 of 30 Snow Tires
Jan 09, 2010 (6:01 am)
I would like to find out what is the best snow tire for my 2007 Veracruz. Right now they are travel tire.
#29 of 30 Re: Snow Tires [dick57]
Jan 10, 2010 (9:58 am)
Chances are you wont find a "snow" tire in the size for the VC, best bet would to get a set of aftermarket rims that are smaller in size and get a set of Blizzacks in the size that equals what is on the car now. As long as the overall diameter of the tire equals the current tire, the rim can be as small as 15". This way you have tires for winter driving, and protect the OEM rims from salt damage, and have your regular tires for the rest of the year. If you go that route, dont get suckered into buying a set of TPMS sensors though, you would have to have the computer reprogrammed every time you swapped rims, just get a pressure gauge and check them once in a while, then when you put the OEM back on, your sensors will still work.
#30 of 30 Re: Snow Tires [acdii]
Feb 29, 2012 (5:51 pm)
You can get snow tires for the Vera. I am running Blizzacks right now on my 18's. Problem with going with a smaller rim is that you have a brake assembly to fit the rim over. 17's are as small as you can go.
I generally run 89 octane, cuz the place I go to sells it for the same price. I have awd with the roof rack and rails. I average 17.6 over a few thousand miles. I find that if the racks are all the way back the mileage improves. I have thought about removing them completely since in the 4 years I have owned I have only used them once. And K&N finally offers a filter, I have just been procrastinating cuz I keep thinking about selling. Ever since the two accidents it has been in it is a rattlebox. Wish they woulda totalled it.