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93 grade gas WTF did it do too my truck

so put 93 grade gas in and now my truck takes off a sh(T ton better
so.........whats in it
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crack. No really, truck crack.

I put in 93 for the first time in a while and my truck ran amazing... crack is the only answer
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lmfao
do you always use it now , still cant believe the difference it made
wonder if it safe to use all the time
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I know if your truck is not setup to run it all the time and you use it a lot you can get a ping whenever you go back to regular gas.
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I know if your truck is not setup to run it all the time and you use it a lot you can get a ping whenever you go back to regular gas.
what if i never go back hahahaha?
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You can run it fine, but do be weary if you go back to 87.

And it has a higher octane rating, so its more resistant to burning.
As such it burns later in the cycle thus giving you more power.
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i usually only run 93. been on 87 for 2 tanks here lately
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There is nothing in 93 Octane gas that will yield Better mileage. It is simply a higher octane rating. If your truck is stock you are wasting your money. The only way it could improve your mileage is if it is ethanol free and regular has ethanol in it. You also could destroy your cats by running too much octane for long periods of time. “premium” gas is not better than Regular, it is a just the octane rating and most cars made post 76 do not require anything higher than 87. Heck there has been studies that showed Premium gas tends to be dirtier cause it tends to remain in the underground tanks longer since it is not purchased as much.
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There is nothing in 93 Octane gas that will yield Better mileage. It is simply a higher octane rating. If your truck is stock you are wasting your money. The only way it could improve your mileage is if it is ethanol free and regular has ethanol in it. You also could destroy your cats by running too much octane for long periods of time. “premium” gas is not better than Regular, it is a just the octane rating and most cars made post 76 do not require anything higher than 87. Heck there has been studies that showed Premium gas tends to be dirtier cause it tends to remain in the underground tanks longer since it is not purchased as much.
You said it perfectly. If you use a high quality gas, BP, Shell, etc instead of a cheap gas like Hess, Murphy's etc your truck will run just as good. 93 is a waste if your truck is tuned for 87 and its actually bad for the vehicle over time.
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is WaWa (Pennsylvania) considered cheap gas? dumb question but now im curious lol
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Normally if its cheaper than the major companies theres a reason why. From doing some googling it seems like a lot of people have had problems with pinging from WaWa gas but then it cleared right up when they switched to Chevron and Shell
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all gas stations but ethanol in there gas now so you cant find any normal gas
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all gas stations but ethanol in there gas now so you cant find any normal gas
It all depends where you live. Here in NC you can find a lot of places that don't, go over to Tenn and its everywhere.
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You can in South dakota, 87 Octane is ethanol Free. Anything else has 10% ethanol.
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i run mid-grade just cause when i run regular valves rattle and its annoying my dads 99 ranger is the same way but he still runs regular cause its cheaper.
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High-octane gas is formulated to burn slower than regular, making it less likely to ignite without benefit of spark. The majority of vehicles are designed to run on regular gas, which is what the owner's manual tells you to use in a Ranger. Higher-performance vehicles often require midgrade or premium gas because their engines are designed for higher compression (higher compression = more power), and regular gas may cause knock. Using high-octane gas in a vehicle designed for regular accomplishes little except more rapid combustion of your money.
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i run mid-grade just cause when i run regular valves rattle and its annoying my dads 99 ranger is the same way but he still runs regular cause its cheaper.
Valves will not rattle from Gasoline, They Rattle from being worn out. Rockers rattle (more likely than valves) from low oil pressure. Low octane can only cause Knocking and pinging (pre ignition or Flash firing) Which is probably what you are hearing, If that is happening in a bone stock ranger, you probably have latent issues, Carbon build up causing Pre ignition Etc.

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all gas stations but ethanol in there gas now so you cant find any normal gas
Most gasoline is ethanol free in New Mexico.
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You said it perfectly. If you use a high quality gas, BP, Shell, etc instead of a cheap gas like Hess, Murphy's etc your truck will run just as good. 93 is a waste if your truck is tuned for 87 and its actually bad for the vehicle over time.
ill run 87 for a happy medium
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You can run it fine, but do be weary if you go back to 87.

And it has a higher octane rating, so its more resistant to burning.
As such it burns later in the cycle thus giving you more power.

Not true.

Octane is resistance to detonation. The speed & power of the flame front has nothing to do with octane.

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im pa i cant find a place that doesnt have ethanol in the gas anyplace i wish i could tho
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ill run 87 for a happy medium
Medium? 87 is our lowest here, whats yours? At most stations we have 87,89 and 93 unless your near the race track where they have 100 at the pumps lol.
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Medium? 87 is our lowest here, whats yours? At most stations we have 87,89 and 93 unless your near the race track where they have 100 at the pumps lol.
hahaha sry type o
are is 87 89 93
so 89 would be the mid
is that ok for the truck
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Shell has nitrogen enriched gas now, so I guess you can fill your spare tire up with nitrogen and run a tube from it to your intake and viola....cheap man's NOS....lol.....lol

Seriously tho, only use regular gas in your truck.
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im pa i cant find a place that doesnt have ethanol in the gas anyplace i wish i could tho
Try being in Iowa and finding something without ethanol.
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