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Old 03-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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What type gas to you use?

Low, mid or super?

Here in AR the low and mid can have up to 10% ethanl.

Several stations now have super with NO ethanol.

I try to run the super in my small engines, but run all the others (depending on cost) in my truck and car.

What do you run and why?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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I assume the gas in your area has ethanol in it.

If so has it caused you any problems?

I never had problems with my 96 tacoma and am not looking for any with my new one.
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I assume the gas in your area has ethanol in it.

If so has it caused you any problems?

I never had problems with my 96 tacoma and am not looking for any with my new one.
yes

no

previous owner put 80,000 miles on my truck on regular gas (all second gens are supposed to use mid or high grade... atleast the 4.0ltrs) but i decided not to change it after that many miles.
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I run 87 in my 2011 4.0, nary a problem in 60,000 miles. I run it mostly because it's cheaper than the others and I usually fill up at least once a week. My record is 4 times in a week. Commuting over an hour to work sucks sometimes. My wallet jumps out of my pocket and runs away when I pull up to a pump.
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91. It's only a few bucks more per tank, so why not?
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How many posts to this thread before someone says they use premium b/c it yields better gas mileage.
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LOL, I have heard that premium does yeild better gas mileage.

Now as far as small engines go, the only reason I run super is because they set for a while and I read where ethanol in the low grade gas breaks down someway.

I am by far no expert.
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yes

no

previous owner put 80,000 miles on my truck on regular gas (all second gens are supposed to use mid or high grade... atleast the 4.0ltrs) but i decided not to change it after that many miles.
An engine doesn't 'get used to' a certain octane. You can start using 93 if you want. I often switch between 87 and 91 depending on how much cash I have. Never had a problem. If your truck starts running funny from switching octanes then something isn't right.
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Gas is up $1 a gallon , so low 87
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