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What kind of gas do you use?

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

  1. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    TacoSupreem

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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!
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    zeeya2000

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    i use the middle kind
     
  3. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    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.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    mine runs on lpg
     
  5. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    Mine runs on threads about which gas to put in my tank.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    I use 87 octane regular gas. I've never seen a difference running premium gas.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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    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.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2014 at 3:54 AM
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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.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2014 at 4:00 AM
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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
     
  10. Mar 25, 2014 at 4:26 AM
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    90 octane non-ethanol. Better mileage runs smoother.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2014 at 6:39 AM
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    Might be psychological, but v6 seems to run smoother and start easier with 91 in the tank during winter time.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2014 at 6:49 AM
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    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.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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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.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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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
     
  15. Mar 28, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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