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Old 05-06-2011, 12:34 AM
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my truck runs rough of reg but dam with gas prices i started using it every other tank
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I've been running 87 since the get go and I think my truck runs great. The cheapest gas were I live is 4.21 a gallon.
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I run 91/93 only UNLESS the tank will be used entirely on a road trip. Then it gets 87. The drop in performance is worth the cost since it's all highway driving. I figure that if I can afford a 40k truck, I can afford an extra 10 bucks a week in gas...
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I've done mpg tests with the 87 and 89 octane and found no significant advantage to the 89...10ths as far as mlg goes. Performance feels the same as well.

The computer is supose to make adjustments depending on how you drive, so for those of you who have felt a difference, maybe it's just taking a little longer for your computer to relearn the curve based on your fuel.

As I'm sure everyone has read, using an octane gas higher than what is recommended is a waste of money unless you've done modifications to the engine.
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I've used 87, 89, and 93. Truck feels sluggish with 87, but there's not much difference between 89 and 93. Gas mileage goes down with 89 or 93 just for the fact that I feel the extra power and I always have my foot in it. Too much fun not to lol
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Well, I filled up with E-85 a few times, and each time I get a HUGE performance jump, but at a significant MPG cost. They dont offer E-85 here yet, so I am going to continue to run 87 in my 4.7L.


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Well I don't see or feel much difference between 87 and 89, but if I run several tanks of 93 I do see more MPG and get many more SPM (Smiles Per Mile)!!!
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Kinda on the same topic of fuel, What about Rec 90 octane (recreational 90), mainly used for boats and small gas engines, chainsaws etc....

I am to believe that is doesnt get taxed the same as regular gas (87,89,93). So there for one is not supposed to use it for daily driving, but only for boats and small motors. I pumped some the other day for my chainsaw and it looked "straw" color yellow/brown like regular gas. I had heard it was dyed another color so if you ever went in for a inspection or something they could tell you have been using it.

I want to use non-ethonal gas, this is 90 octane and no ethonal, so what is the deal on using this gas? It does cost a few cents more than 89 which I use anyway, but without the ethonal the MPG will improve, so it will be worth it. Or at least mix it with 89 for a little bit of a boost.
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I've done mpg tests with the 87 and 89 octane and found no significant advantage to the 89...10ths as far as mlg goes. Performance feels the same as well.

The computer is supose to make adjustments depending on how you drive, so for those of you who have felt a difference, maybe it's just taking a little longer for your computer to relearn the curve based on your fuel.

As I'm sure everyone has read, using an octane gas higher than what is recommended is a waste of money unless you've done modifications to the engine.
Octane slows the rate that fuel burns, making a more complete combustion. However, with todays computer controlled engines, they make timing changes and fuel changes in less than a second to compensate for octane. So unless you are heavily modified or have forced induction, stop giving your hard earned money to the oil companies. Buy regular.
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Iv'e only seen 87 reccomended for the 4th gen's.
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