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Old 08-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #36
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Just flew up to South Carolina for meetings, and low and behold, first gas station I stop at. I thought you guys were pulling my leg. Wish we had this in Florida
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #38
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Burning 87 octane. Totally stock. And runs fine. Unless you have a special tune setup, I can't see an advantage burning premium.
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Your car will continue to run fine on 87, but there are some benefits of running higher octane while still on the stock tune in our cars.
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Your car will continue to run fine on 87, but there are some benefits of running higher octane while still on the stock tune in our cars.
Benefits its being cleaner engine ?
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It's a pretty good read. Explains our engines completely. http://v6mustangperformance.com/news...ine-explained/
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Benefits its being cleaner engine ?
I keep asking this because we have a gas station here in California that's always at least 10 cents a gallon cheaper than the others. With the card I have thru them I save an additional 10 cents per gallon. My mustang is my dream car and want to keep her for many many years. I don't want to choke up her engine with all kinds of crap either. I've had her almost 6 months and so far all I've ever used is 87.
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I just read the article in a previous post. The variable timing in the engine is interesting. I will have to try a tank or 2 of premium so see the difference. The extra cost is small enough to allow a little experimentation.
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Just flew up to South Carolina for meetings, and low and behold, first gas station I stop at. I thought you guys were pulling my leg. Wish we had this in Florida
It's so much better!!
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I just read the article in a previous post. The variable timing in the engine is interesting. I will have to try a tank or 2 of premium so see the difference. The extra cost is small enough to allow a little experimentation.
I did the same. Yesterday I filled up with 91.
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As far as the quality of gas goes, Chevron is the best. They have the best additives, and the cleanest gas. That doesn't mean that another brand will hurt your car. I typically fill up wherever, I'll only go out of my way if a Chevron station is within a few blocks. I run the basic gas in my v6, because that's what the manual says it needs. No point in paying extra for something you don't need.
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I put 93 in from time to time, they say "considerable" increase, I would say moderate. I would best describe it as way better throttle response.
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I put 93 in from time to time, they say "considerable" increase, I would say moderate. I would best describe it as way better throttle response.
You see improvement in higher octane gas in a v6? Are you stock?
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You see improvement in higher octane gas in a v6? Are you stock?
Stock http://v6mustangperformance.com/news...ine-explained/
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Hmm. I'll have to try that out.
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What is E85??
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Hmm. I'll have to try that out.
They say "considerable," for me "considerable"would be 20-25hp. I'd have to say more like 5-7hp which feels more like better throttle response.

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What is E85??
Poison. Lol....wait what is e85 lol
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High level gasoline and ethanol blend
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Yeah, I did some research on it. Apparently putting in higher octane gas into the 2011+ v6 will increase hp and torque to a degree. The computer will advance the spark until it senses knocking. Advancing the spark would give you more power, (theoretically) and the computer would adjust the engine with the gas to prevent any knocking. That's kind of cool. I'll have to try a tank of premium next time to see how it does.
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110 octane race gas. I'm joking of course. But I really doubt that it matters at all what you pick. I would try to stay away from ethanol just because I've heard it is bad for rubber components. Now I haven't done any "testing" or "experimenting" of my own to prove anything and I kinda think that the study's you see are just funded by gas company's to promote themselves.
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110 octane race gas. I'm joking of course. But I really doubt that it matters at all what you pick. I would try to stay away from ethanol just because I've heard it is bad for rubber components. Now I haven't done any "testing" or "experimenting" of my own to prove anything and I kinda think that the study's you see are just funded by gas company's to promote themselves.
I'm not talking about studies.
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E85 is 85% Ethanol, 15% 87 Octane Gasoline. I make the stuff and briefly used it in my Flex fuel f150 but it really killed my gas mileage so I switched back to strait 87.

I've heard E85 is good for forced induction cars that are tuned for it. But I'm no expert on the subject.
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E85 + boost = massive good times. Your just going to burn through the stuff incredibly faster.

It's about equal to 100 octane but you go through e85 30% or w/e faster then you do with regular full on pump gas.
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So in CO we have 85,87 & 91 octane gas. I've filled up my car 85 octane ever since I bought it (just cause its the cheapest). My friend today told me he only uses 91 octane and can tell a major difference. Is that true? Is it worth the extra 20+ cents per gallon to fill up? Once I get my tune on (in a couple months) I will be running a 91 octane race tune anyways. Thanks guys.
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I've used 87 octane for years. Every 15 fill ups I get a free tank of gas.
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So in CO we have 85,87 & 91 octane gas. I've filled up my car 85 octane ever since I bought it (just cause its the cheapest). My friend today told me he only uses 91 octane and can tell a major difference. Is that true? Is it worth the extra 20+ cents per gallon to fill up? Once I get my tune on (in a couple months) I will be running a 91 octane race tune anyways. Thanks guys.
Unless your car is tuned to run on 91, it won't make a difference.
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Unless your car is tuned to run on 91, it won't make a difference.
wrong again.
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I wonder where they get this stuff? Variable timing is on the GT and V6. Logic says it will make a difference.
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I just emptied my car to switch to 91. (I think thats what's in it anyways hah). It definitely made the car have alittle more of a presence. And like someone already said, it's only 5$ per fill-up.
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I wonder where they get this stuff? Variable timing is on the GT and V6. Logic says it will make a difference.
ol' men stuck in their ways lol
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