GENERAL INFORMATION 87
Fuel Type and Octane Rating
Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline.
The Antiknock Index is posted on ser-
vice station pumps. The octane rating
of a gasoline is a measure of its resis-
tance to detonation or “knocking.” The
Antiknock Index is an average of the
Research Octane Number (RON) and
the Motor Octane Number (MON) as
shown in the table.
E10 or less
Antiknock Index 90 or more
Do not use any fuel that con-
tains more ethanol or other oxy-
genates than specified for E10
fuel* in this vehicle. Damage
to the engine and fuel system,
or engine starting and/or per-
formance problems may result
from the use of improper fuel.
*E10 means fuel containing up to 10%
Filling the Tank
Avoid filling th e tank in the rain or
where heavy dust is blowing so that the
fuel does not get contaminated.