Cadillac Escalade: Recommended Fuel - Fuel - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Recommended Fuel

Use premium unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 91 or higher. You can also use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, but the vehicle's acceleration could be slightly reduced, and a slight audible knocking noise, commonly referred to as spark knock, might be heard. If the octane is less than 87, you might notice a heavy knocking noise when you drive. If this occurs, use a gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could damage the engine. If heavy knocking is heard when using gasoline rated at 91 octane or higher, the engine needs service.

    Fuel
    Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of this vehicle. To help keep the engine clean and maintain optimum vehicle performance, we recommend the use of gasoline a ...

    Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
    At a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM specification D 4814 in the United States or CAN/CGSB-3.5 or 3.511 in Canada. Some gasolines contain an octane-enhancing additive called methylcyclopentadieny ...

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    Center console, lower section
    14 Ashtray Cigarette lighter 15 Stowage compartment 16 Cup holder ...

    Exterior mirror out of position
    If an exterior mirror has been pushed out of position, proceed as follows: ► Vehicles without electrically folding exterior mirrors: move the exterior mirror into the correct position manu ...

    General driving tips
    Important safety notes WARNING   Always remember that you must concentrate primarily on driving the vehicle. The driver's concentration must always be directed primarily at road traffic ...