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Old 10-21-2010, 07:16 AM   #21
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I only use shell 93. My truck like's it. The manual does say that you will get better performance from the higher octane gas. Don't believe me???? Read it!
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I only use shell 93. My truck like's it. The manual does say that you will get better performance from the higher octane gas. Don't believe me???? Read it!

Not all manuals say that. My says 87 and nothing about better performance with 91. The took it out of the manual at some point probably because it wasn't true. I bet people expected some massive power increase but in reality it wasn't much.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:49 AM   #24
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mine runs on lpg
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:29 AM   #25
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Mine runs on threads about which gas to put in my tank.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:41 AM   #26
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I use 87 octane regular gas. I've never seen a difference running premium gas.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:58 PM   #27
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I only use shell 93. My truck like's it. The manual does say that you will get better performance from the higher octane gas. Don't believe me???? Read it!

I agree. I've been running 92 Chevron in my S/C 1st gen ever since I put the s/c on. I just recently switched to Shell V Power 92 and my truck clearly runs better and seems to have more power, less ping. I will be using Shell V power from now on.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:54 AM   #28
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I have used 87,89, and 91 but seem to do fine with 87. I just filled up with Chevron and truck seems to run smoother- as it enjoys the taste better! I also used a bottle of techron fuel system cleaner just recently.
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they must have not had a thread star-rating option back in 2010
this has to be the first thread i've seen on octane that isn't rated 1-star

in before the 1-star rating

... ... ...and i use 89 or 91
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:39 AM   #31
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Might be psychological, but v6 seems to run smoother and start easier with 91 in the tank during winter time.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:49 AM   #32
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Is is possible that I get 10 more miles on every tankfull at Chevron now that I don't use the value fuel at Costco or Safeway Gas? They all add their own chemicals to the same basic batch, but my Taco likes Chevron.
Ding, ding, ding.

All gasoline of a given octane is exactly the same. All refiners, unless delivering directly from the refinery to the station, dump their product into the same pipeline. Marketing is the biggest factor in getting people to buy from one station or another. The do have various additives that are unique to the brand but then again its like debating Sea-Foam vs. Techron.

The biggest different between stations is tank maintenance. If the tanks are in good condition, cleaned regularly and monitored for ground water, then the gas should be good.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:44 PM   #33
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I bounce back and forth but I can tell a night and day difference between 87 and 93. 93 Gets me better mpg and is noticeably peppier in the lower rpms. I have an FJ though, so its supposed to use premium anyways.
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I haven't checked for mileage differences. However my truck runs smoother or better on 89 octane compared to 87. I always use plus 2 points in everything. Better yet some stations have no ethanol gas and every thing with a carb runs much better on it. Lots of marinas have no etoh. See puregas.org and call around your area.Often can be found at a station selling race gas too. GTS Bruce
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What kind of gas do u use

Regular
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