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View Poll Results: what octane gas do you prefer
92 0r 93 Octane Super 120 16.85%
89 Mid grade Octane 251 35.25%
87 Regular 329 46.21%
I add my on octane boost 7 0.98%
other > 19 2.67%
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:57 AM
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i run shell 93 in everthing i own lawnmower, motorcycle, snowblower, my 95 gmc never had anything else run through it and ran like a top w/152000 miles on it some will say im wasting my money but its just what i do besides the fact isnt it like what between $2 and $5 dollars per tank extra depending where ur at u cant always trust the good engineers at any of the big auto makers (or harley davidson for that matter) its like them saying we can go to 6000 miles between oil changes no thanks not me there trying to squeeze as much energy savings outta these motors as they can never mind the long term effects not sure bout the 5-20 oil in these things either sorry for ranting and ravin but i definitley dont feel any negitive effects from 93octane just my 2 c
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I have run both 87 and 89 and have found absolutely no difference.
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I've always run 89 in my 2002 4.7. Its 10 years old and has 108k and gets 13 mpg (50/50 city/hwy). Not sure if the 89 helps its just what I've always used. I pretty much keep my truck stock and follow all the Dodge recommendations. So far so good- I'd like to have the truck another 15 years (I only drive about 8,000 miles a year so that would be around 240k).
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I read in the owners manual to use 89 octane. I use 87 most of the time and it runs fine.
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91 is the highest octane available in my city so that's what I go with.
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I use 89, that is what the say to use so I do so. It is like 10 cents difference, that is just over 2% more than 87 with gas prices these days, the savings to me using 87 is not worth it.
I agree 100%. I use 89, as suggested in the manual.
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i am trying a couple tanks of sunoco ultra 93 octaine and see if I can tell any differance , due to the winter blend crap
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I have always used the manuals recommended octane rating. My Ram Hemi is new and have not had to fill up yet, but will use 89 per the manual suggestion.
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87 all day long but no ethanol for me at all ever
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I use plain ol' 87 octane as the book says it is fine, and I can use the fuel pumps where I work and only pay wholesale for the gas.
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