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Fuel Type Used...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Shikokaon, Oct 11, 2017.

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What Grade Fuel do you use???

  1. Premium

    33 vote(s)
    17.7%
  2. Plus/Mid

    20 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. Regular

    133 vote(s)
    71.5%
  1. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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    Shikokaon

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    Ever since I got my rig i had been using Chevron Premium... Last 3 tanks decided maybe it was overkill and changed to Regular...

    Engine pings/knocks even while taking off during normal acceleration...

    Figured it was just computer not "used" to it, so tried for 3 tanks, to see if it'd adjust...

    No luck, so filled with Mid/Plus today and it seems to have gone mostly back to normal (no ping/knocking)...

    Anybody else have similar issue???
     
  2. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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    santas212

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    regular 4 lyfe! im too cheap for that other shit! never any issues for me... the sportster likes the 93 thought...

    perhaps pull the battery and ground out the hot leg so it dumps the computer then start over?
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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    2005 TRD Sport

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    I stick with 87 if I can get it in the desert SW, 88 if I can’t. No issues. I used 86 on her maiden voyage, but I prefer not to try again.
     
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  4. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:21 PM
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    Roland79

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    93 is all I will feed my truck. I’ve never filled it with anything else, and probably won’t.

    I’ve seen and read to many other threads about knocking and pinging with lower quality gas. I’m probably overdoing it/overpaying , but I’m fine with that.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:23 PM
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    Shikokaon

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    Hhhmmm, didnt think of that. Figured it'd computer would learn within a tank or two...

    Will def try again next tank to see...

    Another thing i noticed is that MPG went to shit with Regular, but it could be cause of the timing being "off"...
     
  6. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:50 PM
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    Oldman808

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    I use 89 non ethanol pure gas and it’s the ftw for the taco imho ! Runs great , and I get 24.5 - 25 mpg on every fill up.
    Was using 87 e-10 for the first 10k miles and was getting 22 mpg but my truck didn’t run as well as it does now. The pure 89 cost the same as the corn fed premium but my taco is happy without the corn.
    :mudding:
     
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  7. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:50 PM
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    shakerhood

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    When I fuel up with 87 the Dash says 365 Miles to Empty, when I fuel up with 93 the Dash says 395 Miles to Empty.
     
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  8. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:02 PM
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    ElBlancoTaco

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    In AZ we only seem to have lo and hi... When I run lo, I get the spark knock. I run the hi unless I'm filling up with around half tank, then I go lo.
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:26 PM
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    JARStacoma

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    Can anyone describe to me the "pinging" noise. Dont think I have heard it. Haven't ran 87 yet. Mostly 90. I however have been thinking of switching. Is this a noise that I would notice? What exactly is causing the pinging? Thanks.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:28 PM
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    Mike_Lowrey562

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    I’ve always used regular for the Tacoma and I haven’t had any issues..
     
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  11. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:43 PM
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    Qwack

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    i was using 92 during breakin
    then switched to 87 and noticed some ping going up hill
    with low rpm. noticed that stop after about the 2nd or 3rd tank.
    i wonder if the computor adjusted for it?
     
  12. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:56 PM
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    9th

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    I use gasoline...Not that GMO corn BULLSHIT.
     
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  13. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:19 AM
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    Are you guys sure its pinging your hearing? I'd be very surprised if its in fact pinging your hearing.

    I've used regular (87) from new and have heard nothing remotely sounding like pinging/knocking.
     
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  14. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:24 AM
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    Personally I doubt it's knocking and pinging you are hearing, if it is then your motor is screwed already cause by the time you can actually hear it, the damage is being done. The knock sensors pick it up WAY before any ear can hear it and retards the timing enough to stop the ping
     
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  15. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:29 AM
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    david-oregon2999

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    I follow the book. Unleaded regular, top-tier. I try to keep mostly non-ethanol gas in it, but will throw in a tank of the usual stuff when I must.
     
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  16. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:43 AM
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    froejoe

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    I run ethanol-free whenever possible because I don't drive that many miles and have a hard time burning a single tank of gas in a month. I want to avoid moisture build-up in the tank and don't like measuring additives. I run the premium variety because most of the gas stations around here that offer ethanol-free only offer it in premium not regular. Hell, I use premium, ethanol-free in my lawn mower. LOL
     
  17. Oct 12, 2017 at 5:41 AM
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    Toyota engineer says- "You can use Top Tier 87". Me- "ok".
     
  18. Oct 12, 2017 at 5:44 AM
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    smitty99

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  19. Oct 12, 2017 at 5:47 AM
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    rjbiii

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    My gen 2 DCSB 6spd did this whenever there were gas runs in tx and all you could find was regular. I also switched back to shell premium and the pinging has gone away for me as well. I avoid Valero gas stations like the plague now :bikewheelie:
     
  20. Oct 12, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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