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I was looking at the LOB specs at http://www.cars101.com/outback.html and noticed something I hadn't before. It mentions that the 2.5L engine was tweaked for 1997 giving it 10 more hp than the '96 and that the '97 runs on regular fuel, not premium. It also says that using regular fuel my '97 gets 165 hp and using premium it gets 155 hp.

Is this correct information?
Should I be using regular to get more hp?

I have been using VPower and swear it seems to help my hp (not sure on my mpg though).

This seems a little weird to me. Can someone explain this to me a little bit?
Thanx
 

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Well it doesn't sound right, one bit! I'd say to forget about whoever says what and do whatever does best for your car ;)
 

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Your car's engine is designed to run on 87 octane minimum. That is all you have to do to run it at optimum. 87 octane. Anything higher in octane will flatten your wallet faster than any positives you may get out of a higher octane. Brian
 
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