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Old 08-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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What type of gas is everyone using?

I just got a lecture regarding using reg gas ( the cheapest possible). Any advice?
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I will only use reputable gas companies. As for grades I'll use ultra 94 to regular 87 octane.
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I will only use reputable gas companies. As for grades I'll use ultra 94 to regular 87 octane.
So the lowest you would go is 87? Would that be your rule?
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I've never seen anything lower than 87? Up here in Quebec our choices are 87,89,91,93,94 octane.
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I'm using 93 octane only from shell,chevron, and exxon you can do some research on which company would be the best choice most people have their personal preference on where to go.
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I personally own stock in BP so you should buy Arco haha

I use 91 premium in mine. the extra $4.00 a tank for a better burning fuel is much better in my opinion...
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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I use 93

If you do the math (depending on we're you live)
The difference is 5 dollars
(Pack of smokes)
Which you shouldn't be buying anyways :p
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I use Citgo, That is what Pilot Oil uses locally. 92 Octane unless I am doing a lot of driving for work, then I use Merit (Texaco) 87 Octane, but it is 100% gasoline at our Fuel stop.

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BTW, Arco in California has 85.5 Octane, really Cheap gas.
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I use Citgo, That is what Pilot Oil uses locally. 92 Octane unless I am doing a lot of driving for work, then I use Merit (Texaco) 87 Octane, but it is 100% gasoline at our Fuel stop.

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BTW, Arco in California has 85.5 Octane, really Cheap gas.
Yikes!
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Yikes!
Their plus is 88 Octane unless they changed it since I left, even my lawn mower would ping on the regular
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I'm really not that concerned on the mileage I would be gaining ( although a perk) main concern is by using a lower grade gas am I slowly destroying the engine?
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I'm really not that concerned on the mileage I would be gaining ( although a perk) main concern is by using a lower grade gas am I slowly destroying the engine?
No, the engine was designed to run on 87, at least.
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No, the engine was designed to run on 87, at least.
That's what my boyfriends argument to me was but you know how that is you never listen to the one you love lol
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Ethanol free 88 here. No corn liquor in my machines...
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I'm using 93 octane. Very fun
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Their plus is 88 Octane unless they changed it since I left, even my lawn mower would ping on the regular
Lmao! I would hate to see how our cars would run and sound with 85.5
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lmao! I would hate to see how our cars would run and sound with 85.5
ping ping ping ping
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Ethanol free 88 here. No corn liquor in my machines...
Same here!! Ethanol free 90 octane!!
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Same here!! Ethanol free 90 octane!!
I haven't seen Ethanol free gas in years it feels like, or maybe I've just gotten so used to the "up to 10%" sticker that I've stopped even paying attention. Is there certain brands or stores that carry 100% gas, or is it hit or miss?
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87 here in Los Angeles but thats only because I'm so used to regular with my corolla
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I haven't seen Ethanol free gas in years it feels like, or maybe I've just gotten so used to the "up to 10%" sticker that I've stopped even paying attention. Is there certain brands or stores that carry 100% gas, or is it hit or miss?
A few weeks ago someone posted a link to a site that had it broken down by city and state with the stations. Can't remember what thread it was in. Anyone else remember seeing it?
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I use 93 octain and i ONLY fill up in my local BP station ony gas i trust
I dont use anything else except when i really need gas m theres no bp i use sunoco
Oh and stay away from delta
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I use 93 octain and i ONLY fill up in my local BP station ony gas i trust
I dont use anything else except when i really need gas m theres no bp i use sunoco
Oh and stay away from delta
Stay away from BP, they had massive recalls in Indiana an Illinois. Messed a lot of cars up.
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That's what my boyfriends argument to me was but you know how that is you never listen to the one you love lol
Before I installed my tune which now requires a minimum 91 octane, I ran the 87 octane, and never had a problem. Since Ford designed the 3.7 to run with it, I did. Got great mileage, saved some coin running the cheaper grade. I always stuck with Shell or Mobil, as they used good additives to help keep the upper engine clean.
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All the gas comes from the same place and if your not tuned for 93 87 is perfectly fine and you will NOT gain any mpg or hp
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You won't gain any mpg with higher octane but you will see little gains in HP. http://v6mustangperformance.com/news...ine-explained/
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93 Octane EXxon or Bp. You get what you pay for. Search the internet you will find name brand gas have more cleaners and additives than the cheap no name brands. ............Just saying
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You won't gain any mpg with higher octane but you will see little gains in HP. http://v6mustangperformance.com/news...ine-explained/
Thanks for the link, very informative !
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93 Octane EXxon or Bp. You get what you pay for. Search the internet you will find name brand gas have more cleaners and additives than the cheap no name brands. ............Just saying
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I actually did an experiment. I used 87 gas one tank and the next few I put in 91. You have to use 91 a few times to see results. But I actually got more miles out of my tank with the higher grade gas. And I think it's because it is a cleaner fuel and burns smoother. But the extra 4/5 bucks to use 91 octane is well worth it. Especially in our cars!!
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You won't gain any mpg with higher octane but you will see little gains in HP. http://v6mustangperformance.com/news...ine-explained/
Crap .. Forgot about the new cars lol
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Crap .. Forgot about the new cars lol
Lmao!! : )
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All the gas comes from the same place and if your not tuned for 93 87 is perfectly fine and you will NOT gain any mpg or hp
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