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Old 01-24-2018, 10:19 AM
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Default 2012 Tiguan TSI Premium fuel ?

Hello, just bought a used 2012 Tiguan TSI "S" model with less than 50K mileage, good deal. Premium fuel is recommended (and on top of that, "Top Tier" fuel - Home | Top Tier Gas) . Previous owner tells me regular can be used. Have used a couple tanks regular (87) and while MPG does not appear to suffer I do notice a valve tap from the engine. Has anyone else had this experience and what do we think about Premium vs regular & top tier fuel ? Obviously current cost of premium vs regular is a concern but long run engine wear is concern as well. Would love to be able to use regular but not at the cost of engine issues down the road. What do you think? Valve tap not an issue, long term not an issue? Input is appreciated.
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