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View Poll Results: What grade of gasonline do you use?
87 - Regular 40 24.84%
89 - Midlevel 11 6.83%
92/93 - Premium 110 68.32%
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Lol i like this but you should be running mid if not high grade through lawn equipment. As per the lawn shop i have been dealing with for over 7 years... Idk never tried it xD
this^^^^especially for two stroke engines, use 89 octane.....


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I know the 5.0 can run on Regular but I just don't have the heart to do it. So it will be Premium all the way.

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the highest ive seen in southern cal is 91 so thats the only thing i use and only from top tier gas stations

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the highest ive seen in southern cal is 91 so thats the only thing i use and only from top tier gas stations
Good call.

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the highest ive seen in southern cal is 91 so thats the only thing i use and only from top tier gas stations
You can get racing fuel (100 octane) from select Southern CA 76 stations. There is one on the corner of Pico/Barrington in West LA that has it and I have been topping off tanks with it for years especially my high compression 70's engines.

The mustang will get the same treatment. 91 + racing fuel topoff when it gets a tune.
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Even if it's a daily driver why not shell out a few more bucks to get the higher octane? The tank is 16 gallons so 16 x $0.30= $4.80.
I don't know why anyone would put in anything but the highest available to them....in my case 93. It makes zero sense.

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I don't know why anyone would put in anything but the highest available to them....in my case 93. It makes zero sense.

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Because the engine makes basically no gains from the higher octane... I feel its more peace of mind

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Because the engine makes basically no gains from the higher octane... I feel its more peace of mind
If you dyno'd the car on 87 and 93, there would be a difference. On a hot humid summer day in NY, the 93 octane car is going to run stronger. But I digress. Not everyone is in the same financial situation and if a few bucks a tank makes a difference, then you gotta do what you gotta do.

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I run BP 93 octane 99% of the time, the sunoco station closest doesnt sell fuel anymore? I dont know why. I didnt like the shell v-power for some reason and it seems like its a little more expensive, but 93 all the way, will never run anything lower.

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No pinging for me -- 93 only
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Thanks for that post. Unfortunately living in rural IA, I find it hard to find one of their "designated" Top Tier stations, BP, or Shell. I've been using Casey's (which are everywhere here) but now I think I'll switch to Phillips 66 which is actually the only non-Casey or Walmart station in town.

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No problem & good luck.

FYI - Arco & BP aren't Top Tier Fuel certified.


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I always used to put 91 or better in my GT. It wont hurt it to put the cheap stuff in, but you will lose a bit of horsepower and mileage. In the Shelby, it's not an option...


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Thanks for that post. Unfortunately living in rural IA, I find it hard to find one of their "designated" Top Tier stations, BP, or Shell. I've been using Casey's (which are everywhere here) but now I think I'll switch to Phillips 66 which is actually the only non-Casey or Walmart station in town.
is that Caseys General Store? fond memories of the 25cent yellow refill cup when I was in military school in MO. Not that I would buy gas there...
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is that Caseys General Store? fond memories of the 25cent yellow refill cup when I was in military school in MO. Not that I would buy gas there...

Ha yep that would be it. More Casey General stores around the Des Moines area then anything else. In the city I live in south of DSM, there are Casey's at every incoming/outgoing road.


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