Regular or Premium Fuel?

Discussion in '2.3L EcoBoost Engine, Exhaust, Tuning, Bolt-Ons' started by tugger, Mar 3, 2019.

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Are you using Regular (87) or Premium (91-93)?

  1. Regular (87)

    51.9%
  2. Premium (91-93)

    30.0%
  3. Both

    18.1%
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  1. tugger

    tugger Well-Known Member

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    What type of fuel are you using, Premium/Regular and WHY???
     
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    93 Top Tier

    The turbo and premium is recommended, not required, but recommended in the manual for optimum engine performance.
     
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    93 here. Noticeable performance improvement. No apparent impact in MPG.
     
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    Not sure what I voted for

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    I voted for "Sandwiches". What kind of fuel is that?

    Where I'm at Premium is mostly $.90 higher in price, and the wonderful Governor of MI is proposing a $.45 increase per gallon, so it's not looking like I'll be running premium in this vehicle, at least not for the daily commute.

    I ran premium in my Focus ST for 100K miles, but even that got better MPG than the truck.
     
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    89 or 92 Top Tier. Both seem to work well, Costco only has 87 or 92 so I just go with the 92. Engine seems to run smoother with higher octane and have a little more power at lower rpms.
     
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    I'm curious to see what happens here. My focus ST didn't like Costco gas, and I ended up getting endless CEL's from carbon build up, till I stopped using it.

    My 3.5 Exploer could care less, but no turbo involved there.
     
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    That doesn't sound good, I thought Costco gas was supposed to be good? I know it is Top Tier. The other gas I have had good luck with is Chevron. What did you end up using?
     
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    I have a co-worker with a Focus ST and he had been having issues until he switched to a premium fuel (I mean brand-name vs off-brand, not octane rating). He always uses 93 octane but when he started filling up at the "premium" gas station he noticed an immediate performance improvement. He's got a lot of miles on his ST (upwards of 60k iirc) and had been having rough idle issues until he switched to a fuel with more detergents in it.
     
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    I stick to 76 (phillps66 or conoco other places) here mostly now. Or I'll 'do Shell, Mobil or Chevron. What ever is the cheapest. I just put regular in it...thank god!

    My non Ecoboost cars is Costco or Arco
     
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    I fixed the mess that was that poll.

    87 Octane for me. Truck seems to have plenty of power with regular.
     
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    Splurging on premium. Loving the TX gas prices.
     
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    Running regular for now, but I'll probably switch to premium after the 1st oil change. First choice for gas is Sunoco, then Exxon, Shell if 1 or 2 is not a reasonable option
     
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    I’ll have 93 octane tune...won’t be a daily driver
     
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    That's my plans once my new work van arrives I'll start filling up w/93 every time. Just too expensive to do it right now as my DD Work truck
     
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