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View Poll Results: Which fuel? Manual says 87, does it matter
87 53 80.30%
89 3 4.55%
93 5 7.58%
doesnt matter 4 6.06%
run 87, but put 93 every so often to clean engine... 4 6.06%
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Fuel Grade

i always ran 93 grade fuel in my 94' Ranger(unless it was way to high)...

when i got my 06', i read the owners manual and it says to use 87, that is what the engine is designed to use....so ive been putting 87 in it, does it matter...?
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i ran 93 in my first gen but i had some head work done....nothing major though

pretty sure it won't hurt anything except your wallet....
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87 unless you've got a programmer designed to use and take advantage of a different grade.
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87 is what the engine is designed for

93 will just cost you more They pretty much are all the same just the octane levels in each one.

You could do like a saw a lady doing today putting E83 in here car. Which currently was $1.89 a gallon regular is $2.49
Hope she doesn't make it a habit
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Running a higher octane is totally pointless unless you have the truck tuned for it.
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I used to think running the higher grade would make more power. Back in like 2002 Sport Compact Car Magazine did a test on this. They got a bran new Accord V6 that only requires 87 and they ran 91 on it. They lost 10 hp switching to the higher octane.
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i run 87 in the 150 and ran it in the ranger when it was stock(which was back when it had 15,000 miles on it. been running 93 ever since.
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diesel lol..

but here u dont have a choice.. not sure whats the grade.. but u only have choice for "super" or "regular" then diesel, jet fuel lol :P
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diesel lol..

but here u dont have a choice.. not sure whats the grade.. but u only have choice for "super" or "regular" then diesel, jet fuel lol :P
Dangit Roberto, could you please stop braggin to all us guys stateside who are forced to deal with gasoline!! lol.
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yeah with that quad cab ranger and all......you know none of want one of those.....LOL...NOT i want one BAD
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does running 93 every so often really clean the engine? because a couple of my friends said i should do it to mine for that reason
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most of the time either 87 or ethanol e-85
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If you do not have a tuner or other high compression modifications to your engine, than you should be using 87, only 87, and nothing but 87. Anything other than 87 will reduce performance and create carbon buildup over time. High octane doesn't mean high performance. High octane is for engines DESGISNED FOR HIGH OCTANE.
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I always (95% of the time) use Shell 87 octane
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You will loose power and mileage running higher octane on an engine with stock compression and timing. Octane isn't how "clean" fuel is like so many people think, it is a rating for its resistance to detonation. For example, if diesel had an octane rating it would be really really low since diesel engines work by detonation alone.
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I always (95% of the time) use Shell 87 octane


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Cheap fuels from some chain grocery stores like Extra foods will make my truck stall.
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I use 93 octane in the GT...tune needs it.
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I run the cheapest gas i can find, period.
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^lol
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Premium is required for my car... I wish CA had 95 cause then I could retune and get an extra 5hp/tq.
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Some stations sell 89 for the others 87. So i run 89 when the price is right.
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Some stations sell 89 for the others 87. So i run 89 when the price is right.
Why?
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Premium is required for my car... I wish CA had 95 cause then I could retune and get an extra 5hp/tq.
Theres a VP racing fuels GAS STATION in Ontario... lol, they have 100 octane at the pump, I couldnt believe it!
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Whatever is cheapest is what is in my truck.

Normally E85 Ethanol.
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Theres a VP racing fuels GAS STATION in Ontario... lol, they have 100 octane at the pump, I couldnt believe it!
Yeah, theres one or two of them around here too. I forget what the highest the sell at the pump is here but it's $$$ per gallon.
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