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Old 05-12-2014, 12:21 AM   #36
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Sadly, the highest available here in the Anchorage area is 90 octane, and it's nearly $4!

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I use 93. It's been Dyno proven on these cars that running 93 octane as opposed to 87 increases horsepower and torque.. you're basically throwing power away by using lower octane fuel. Plus it's better for your engine.

I guy in one of my Facebook groups shuns 93 as he says it's horrible for your seals and gaskets?

I'm currently testing an economy tune from Bama. I must say for 87 street, it blows my 93 street and 93 performance out of the water as far as conserving fuel. When I go catless, I'll bump back up to 93
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Kind of off topic but is there any 3.7s running e85?
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I guy in one of my Facebook groups shuns 93 as he says it's horrible for your seals and gaskets?

I'm currently testing an economy tune from Bama. I must say for 87 street, it blows my 93 street and 93 performance out of the water as far as conserving fuel. When I go catless, I'll bump back up to 93
I actually get better mpg's using my Bama 91 hybrid tune over my 87 street tune. Ha ha ha on the 93 octane bad for gaskets and seals. That guys on your Facebook group must also think the Easter Bunny and tooth fairy are real. Oh wait, aren't they. Ba ha ha ha ha
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I actually get better mpg's using my Bama 91 hybrid tune over my 87 street tune. Ha ha ha on the 93 octane bad for gaskets and seals. That guys on your Facebook group must also think the Easter Bunny and tooth fairy ate real. Oh wait, aren't they. Ba ha ha ha ha

That's my thing, for 93 performance, it's great for city but it drinks more highway. It's really really odd IMO how people get better mpg out of the race tunes. My hybrid tune sucked about as much gas as a cam tune
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I used higher octane once in a truck l owned and caused it to knock......so back to regular and the knock was gone.
Strange, octane relieves knocking. Spark knock is fuel detonation which can be caused by anything from hot spots on carbon deposits on pistons to high compression.
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Where do you live tha t93 octane is $3.75?! I'm paying $4.20 in FL and thought we had a good rate, doh!
North Texas, $3.35/87, $3.55/89 and $3.75/93 ±.05/gal. Most Exxon/Mobil or Shell stations.
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...Houston we have a problem. Not good.
I've never had a problem finding 93 in Houston...
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Sadly, the highest available here in the Anchorage area is 90 octane, and it's nearly $4!

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I have a 2014 V6 with a bbk intake and pype bomb axel backs.. I recently bought a bama tuner, actually waiting for the package in the mail. I currently use 87 gas, with my mods do you think it's worth running anything better than a grade 87? And will running a higher grade do anything adversely to my engine? how would you guys recommend I switch from 87 to a higher grade fuel, Is there a process to switch fuels? Does running a higher grade fuel lower mpg? Or does the 91/93 race tune lower mpg? (A lot of questions I apologize, but it's the first time I tune any car and I want to learn everything I need to) I appreciate any responses and advice

"Ford also worked outside the engine to make the package a better fit for the Mustang. The powertrain ECU has been upgraded with a very aggressive deceleration cylinder shutoff for fuel economy, coupled with very rapid tip-in for street performance. On the flip side, the ECU has been reprogrammed with adaptive-knock spark control. If the two knock sensors embedded in the cylinder block don't hear knocking, the ECU will keep advancing the spark until it does.

What this means in performance terms is that, if the owner uses premium or race gas on weekends, the engine should make considerably more power and torque than the numbers quoted here, which are the product of standard SAE dynamometer laboratory testing procedures and not real-world driving."

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