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Old 03-13-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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89 & 93 Gas

Will they make ANY difference? I go to Chevron.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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It'll cost more lol. From my understanding, using 93 w/o a tune is pointless and you wont see any improvement in anything. Would just be a waste of money. Your car is made to take 89
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That statement is true with older Mustangs, but the 3.7L Cyclone motor in the 2011+ Mustangs has adaptive learning capabilities. With multiple knock sensors, the ECU can detect the use of higher octane fuel and change TiVCT settings to benefit from it. Independent tests have shown up to 6hp improvements from just the use of 93 octane fuels. While 6hp is not very noticeable on the SOP gauge, it is a benefit nonetheless.

Personally I have noticed very little MPG improvement from the use of higher octane fuel and in my opinion the cost outweighs the benefit.

Here is a link to an article mentioning the benefit of using 93 octane fuel.

http://v6mustangperformance.com/modi...fication-guide
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It'll cost more lol. From my understanding, using 93 w/o a tune is pointless and you wont see any improvement in anything. Would just be a waste of money. Your car is made to take 89
+1 the factory tune for the car is either 87 or 89 but putting a higher octane without tuning it to that octane will not make any difference with the performance of the car
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+1 the factory tune for the car is either 87 or 89 but putting a higher octane without tuning it to that octane will not make any difference with the performance of the car
Incorrect. See my above post. The new 3.7 V6 has an ECU that can detect and adjust for higher octane fuels dynamically. It does make a difference.
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Incorrect. See my above post. The new 3.7 V6 has an ECU that can detect and adjust for higher octane fuels dynamically. It does make a difference.
oh i didnt know they had one
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Using 89 vs 93 gas in a stock car and the difference it makes is debatable!.. I say if your gonna use 93 then get a tuner for it and end the debate!..
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Using 89 vs 93 gas in a stock car and the difference it makes is debatable!.. I say if your gonna use 93 then get a tuner for it and end the debate!..
yea but then his warranty is gone haha
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Ok great.. & I didnt know out engine was kalled cyclone..
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Using 89 vs 93 gas in a stock car and the difference it makes is debatable!.. I say if your gonna use 93 then get a tuner for it and end the debate!..
Yes.
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yea but then his warranty is gone haha
You can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs!... Lol.
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Ok great.. & I didnt know out engine was kalled cyclone..
Cyclone is to the 3.7L what Coyote is to the 5.0L
These are Ford's code names to refer to the engines.

Ford Cyclone Engine
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