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What Octane Gas Does Everyone Use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Smurfio18, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:22 AM
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    Smurfio18

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    Thanks to god only knows what gas prices have gone down and I can afford to put 91 octane gas in my Taco. I must say, the difference between 87 and 91 is tremendous in this car. Anyone else feel the same difference?.......I saw coming home tonight regular for $2.71 and Premium for$3.00. I hope gas keeps getting cheaper, I know it wont last but do appreciate it while its cheaper.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:26 AM
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    redrazr

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    I use 93 octane. The difference between 87, 89 and 93 is tremendous.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:32 AM
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    Yeah, we don't have any higher than 91 Octane gas without using racing fuel out here... Damn LA's Smog problem
     
  4. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:33 AM
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    awymore997

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    IDK what you guys are feeling, but all octane is the amount you can compress fuel before it explodes....example, in a 8:1 compression engine you compress the A/F mix eight times, spark ignites, boom. In a 13:1 engine, you compress the A/F mix about 11 1/2 times, then boom, then your spark fires.....you can see where that wouldnt be good. Unless your running a supercharger or incredibly advanced timing, you should see roughly the same performance.....

    For the record, I paid 2.37 on tuesday....Im a happy man.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:39 AM
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    redrazr

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    My truck runs like shit on 87 since I have been using 93. Gas here is 2.36, it went from 4.19 to 2.36 in about 3 months, I hope it doesn't go back up again.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2008 at 2:08 AM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    I use 90 since its the highest I can get here. The way I figure it's only 20 cents more and if you fill at empty that's only an extra 4 dollars. I am willing to pay the little bit extra to have my truck run better.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:09 AM
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    Janster

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    87

    For what I do with it, it gets me to point A-B with plenty of power and no problems.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:15 AM
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  9. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:17 AM
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    bounrith

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    87 at just under $3 in So California.

    With the amount of driving I do those $4 to $6 per week does add up.

    I talked to someone working in the refinery.

    Do put higher octane gas FOR long trips. But city driving should be fine with recommended octane.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2008 at 5:18 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    89 for norm.91 on road trips.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2008 at 5:49 AM
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    87 and paid $2.59 yesterday.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2008 at 5:59 AM
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    I drive 80 miles a day, I will always use 87 octane.
    Gas is down to $2.389 in North Florida.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2008 at 6:16 AM
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    Shell V-Power 93.
    $2.65
     
  14. Oct 31, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    91 octane in CA. (which is hit or miss, probably closer to 89)

    100 octane once in awhile for the TRD S/C. ($6.00 at the pump in San Jose)
     
  15. Oct 31, 2008 at 6:40 AM
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    90 here, it's the lowest grade at the station I go to.
     
  16. Oct 31, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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  18. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    93. Regular is at $1.99 in Georgetown SC today.
     
  19. Oct 31, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    Yeah, too bad I filled up on Wed. when it was $2.30. The same shop was down $.15 by yesterday.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2008 at 5:12 PM
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    Regular at $4.59:eek: and now Regular at $2.40!!!!:popcorn:
    I am willing to try Premium soon though, keep those prices falling:burnrubber:
     
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