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What kind of gas do you use?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by brycewillard, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    brycewillard

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    I just recently started putting the highest type of gas into my 2005 Toyota Tacoma that I just bought. Is that good?
    Thanks guys
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    gobias

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    Completely pointless and a waste of money. Use the proper octane.
    I stick to 85 (87 in most places in the country) and add a bottle of techron/redline/regane every 5000 miles.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    The cheapest kind...
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Jester243

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    regular
     
  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    regular. the only thing i use premium is in my bike.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Oh here we go again.

    I use diesel.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    I heard plutonium works better...
     
  9. Oct 20, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Well the Mr Fusion works off of plutonium but the engine that drives the truck still needs fuel to get up to 88MPH in a mall parking lot.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Yeah I use the plutonium as an additive. I throw a stick of plutonium in the gas tank. One per fill up usually does a good job.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    the burrito kind
     
  12. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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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.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    91 cause cali is gay and they wont have 93 and they water it down with ethanol


    EDIT: for a supercharged engine
     
  14. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    The timing in out engines is not advanced enough to be able to benefit from the higher octane, nor are they designed to run on the higher octane. Stick with regular. Remember octane is a measure or resistance to compression driven ignition, not a magic MPG number.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    i use premium..lots of info on here that shows better performance when using it..also my manual tells me premium is better...may want to re-check yours
     
  16. Oct 21, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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  17. Oct 21, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    Lately been running on regular 87. Ran into an issue with some bad 93 gas and was getting some random sputtering.

    Just the other day saw something in the news about the 15% ethanol possibly hitting the pumps....not looking forward to that!
     
  18. Oct 21, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    Regular BP gas. Always.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2010 at 5:28 AM
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    chevron or shell 87 sometimes i might fill up with 89, just for the higher octane. i usually add a thing of lucas fuel injection cleaner or chevron cleaner every oil change.
     
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