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Gasoline Speci?cations
At a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM speci?cation
D 4814 in the United States or CAN/CGSB-3.5 or 3.511
in Canada. Some gasolines contain an octane-enhancing
additive called methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT). We recommend against the use of
gasolines containing MMT. See Additives on page 5-6 for
additional information.
California Fuel
If the vehicle is certi?ed to meet California Emissions
Standards, it is designed to operate on fuels that meet
California speci?cations. See the underhood emission
control label. If this fuel is not available in states adopting
California emissions standards, the vehicle will operate
satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal speci?cations, but
emission control system performance might be affected.
The malfunction indicator lamp could turn on and the
vehicle might fail a smog-check test. See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp on page 3-30. If this occurs, return to
your authorized dealer/retailer for diagnosis. If it is
determined that the condition is caused by the type
of fuel used, repairs might not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Additives
To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States
are now required to contain additives that help prevent
engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing
the emission control system to work properly. In most
cases, you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
However, some gasolines contain only the minimum
amount of additive required to meet U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency regulations. To help keep fuel injectors
and intake valves clean, or if the vehicle experiences
problems due to dirty injectors or valves, look for gasoline
that is advertised as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. For
customers who do not use TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline
regularly, one bottle of GM Fuel System Treatment
PLUS, added to the fuel tank at every engine oil change,
can help clean deposits form fuel injectors and intake
valves. GM Fuel System Treatment PLUS is the only
gasoline additive recommended by General Motors.
Also, your dealer/retailer has additives that will help
correct and prevent most deposit-related problems.
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

Gasoline SpecicationsAt a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM specicationD 4814 in the United States or CAN/CGSB-3.5 or 3.511in Canada. Some gasolines contain an octane-enhancingadditive called methylcyclopentadienyl manganesetricarbonyl (MMT). We recommend against the use ofgasolines containing MMT. See Additives on page 5-6 foradditional information.California FuelIf the vehicle is certied to meet California EmissionsStandards, it is designed to operate on fuels that meetCalifornia specications. See the underhood emissioncontrol label. If this fuel is not available in states adoptingCalifornia emissions standards, the vehicle will operatesatisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specications, butemission control system performance might be affected.The malfunction indicator lamp could turn on and thevehicle might fail a smog-check test. See MalfunctionIndicator Lamp on page 3-30. If this occurs, return toyour authorized dealer/retailer for diagnosis. If it isdetermined that the condition is caused by the typeof fuel used, repairs might not be covered by thevehicle warranty.AdditivesTo provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United Statesare now required to contain additives that help preventengine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowingthe emission control system to work properly. In mostcases, you should not have to add anything to the fuel.However, some gasolines contain only the minimumamount of additive required to meet U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency regulations. To help keep fuel injectorsand intake valves clean, or if the vehicle experiencesproblems due to dirty injectors or valves, look for gasolinethat is advertised as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Forcustomers who do not use TOP TIER Detergent Gasolineregularly, one bottle of GM Fuel System TreatmentPLUS, added to the fuel tank at every engine oil change,can help clean deposits form fuel injectors and intakevalves. GM Fuel System Treatment PLUS is the onlygasoline additive recommended by General Motors.Also, your dealer/retailer has additives that will helpcorrect and prevent most deposit-related problems.5-6