Octane Recommendations

Octane Recommendations  - What you should know about automotive fuels - Maintenance and Specifications - Lincoln MKZ Owners Manual - Lincoln MKZ

Regular unleaded gasoline with a

Regular unleaded gasoline with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 is recommended. Some stations offer fuels posted as Regular with an octane rating below 87, particularly in high altitude areas. Fuels with octane levels below 87 are not recommended.

Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes knocks lightly. However, if it knocks heavily under most driving conditions while you are using fuel with the recommended octane rating, see your authorized dealer to prevent any engine damage.

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