Buick CENTURY 1996 Owner Manual

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ll'yuur vehicle is certified to meet California Emission Standards lindicated on the underhood tune-up label}. it is designed to operate on fuels that meet Calilbrnia specifications. If such fuels are not available in states adopting California emissions standards. your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, hat emission eonlrol system performance may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel may turn on andfor your vehicle may fail a smog—cheek Lest. lfthis occurs. return to your authorized Buick dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it is determined that the cause oflhe condition is the type of fuels used. repairs may not he covered by your warranty.

In Canada. some gasoliaes contain an oetane enhancing additive called MMT. If such fuels are used. your emission control system performance may be affected. The ntall'unelion indicator lamp on your instrument panel may also turn on. If this occurs. return to your authorized Buick dealer for service.

To provide cleaner air. all gasolines are nounr required to contain additives that will help prevent deposits front running in your engine and fuel system. allowing your emission control system to function properly. 'I‘herei'ore. you should not have to add anything to the fuel. In addition. gasolines containing osygenates. such as others and ethanol. and reformulated gasolines may be available in your area to help clean the air. General Motors rewonnuends that you um Lhese gasolines iftJtey comply with the specifications described earlier.


Your vehlele was not designed For I‘m-l that

contains methanol. Don‘t use it. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage

plastic and rubber parts. That {la mage wouldn't be coy-cred under your warranty.


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