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Fuel Requirements Based on Engine Type
However, sometimes people believe that using 91-octane gasoline (also referred to as premium gasoline) is a better way to go because it would improve your engine’s performance and lifespan. However, this is not true.
Using premium gasoline won´t hurt your Chevy Spark in any way. However, the Chevy Spark is not designed to derive any benefits from premium gasoline. For this reason, you will only pay more instead of getting actual use from premium gasoline. For this reason, it´s recommended you opt for 87-octane gasoline at all times.
What Type of Gasoline Can A Chevy Spark Take?
Gasoline/Oxygenated Blends or E-85
We also have to discuss the use of oxygenated blends of gasoline. These types of gasoline contain oxygenates, typically in the form of ethanol or methanol, which are mixed into regular gasoline. These oxygenates are generally made from bio-sources meaning they burn cleaner and are cheaper to make.
However, the use of methanol and ethanol in the Chevy Spark is strictly regulated. Methanol is strictly forbidden to use in all generations of the Chevy Spark, as well as other models for that matter, and doing so will result in corrosion to the engine and fuel system that´s not covered by the warranty.
On the other hand, ethanol is safe to use in all generations of the Chevy Spark up to 15%. For this reason, E10 (10% ethanol) and E15 (15% ethanol) are safe to use. However, E30, E50, and E85 (also referred to as flex-fuel) are not safe to use and will damage the engine. This is specific to this vehicle, as cars like the Chevy Impala are sometimes able to use flex-fuel.
Addition of Cleaning Agents
(Do no use) Fuel with any amount of methanol, methylal, ferrocene, and aniline. These fuels can corrode metal fuel system parts or damage plastic and rubber parts. (Also don´t use) Fuel containing metals such as methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT), which can damage the emissions control system and spark plugs.Source, 2022 owners manual but applicable to all generations
If you don´t have access to TOP TIER gasoline, Chevy recommends that you add ACDelco Fuel
System Treatment Plus−Gasoline to the vehicle’s gasoline fuel tank at every oil change or 9.000 miles (15.000 kilometers), whichever occurs first. This will keep your engine free from deposits.
What If The Engine Makes A Knocking Noise?
What’s The Gas Mileage Of The Chevy Spark?
One of the main advantages of a small car like the Spark is its excellent fuel economy. Below, we´ve outlined the fuel economy for both the 1.2L engine (used in 2013 – 2015 models) and the 1.4L engine (used in 2016 – 2022 models).
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What Is The Tank Size Of A Chevy Spark?
All generations of the Chevy Spark sold in the United States have a fuel tank capacity of 9 gallons or 35 liters.
In this blog post, we delved deep into the fuel requirements for the Chevy Spark, taking into consideration the recommendations from the owners’ manuals from 2013 onwards. To summarize:
Owners should opt for regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or above to ensure the optimal performance of their Chevy Spark. But keep in mind there are no benefits to using premium gasoline instead.
We trust that this discussion has equipped you with a comprehensive understanding of the type of gasoline suited for the Chevy Spark, along with insights into its fuel tank capacity and gas mileage. Remember, abiding by the recommended fuel guidelines is crucial in maintaining the car’s efficiency and longevity. Thank you for reading!
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