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Old 07-18-2015, 08:04 AM   #41
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Next weekend we are traveling from Buffalo NY to Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA, I plan on using 91 Octane. Hopefully it will improve the mpg.
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I'd be interested in hearing a report on your trip to that area (Harrisonburg/Shenandoah) when you return. We are thinking of heading that way next month.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:35 AM   #42
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I'd be interested in hearing a report on your trip to that area (Harrisonburg/Shenandoah) when you return. We are thinking of heading that way next month.
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:14 PM   #43
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Hope you had a great trip! How'd you make out with the 91 octane vs 87? How much better was the mileage?
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:05 PM   #44
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Hello wpgman19. Sorry for not replying earlier but i got an average of 2.3 mpg more running 91 octane. I loved the performance of the engine. It seemed to run a lot smoother. I went into town today and took I-81 which is 70 mph. WOW did truck love it. I will be using higher octane everytime i tow. To me its worth the extra fee dollars
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Just as a comparison, my 2.8l Turbo Diesel gets 15MPG+ towing my 4500lb Roo 183.
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Hello wpgman19. Sorry for not replying earlier but i got an average of 2.3 mpg more running 91 octane. I loved the performance of the engine. It seemed to run a lot smoother. I went into town today and took I-81 which is 70 mph. WOW did truck love it. I will be using higher octane everytime i tow. To me its worth the extra fee dollars
Thanks for the update. I will do my metric calculations and see how that works for me. Good info.
Also, do you feel the rest of the driving conditions were equal - particularly wind conditions? I know how much effect wind can have on performance too. Cheers!
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I just looked on Gas Buddy.com @ our local Sam's,,,
Regular is $2.34 & Premium is $2.97 !!!
That is 63 cents !!!
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I just looked on Gas Buddy.com @ our local Sam's,,,
Regular is $2.34 & Premium is $2.97 !!!
That is 63 cents !!!
So if my math is right, if you get 8 mpg using REG and 10 mpg using PREM, you are close to breakeven...
8mpg = 80 miles/10 gallons x $2.34 = $23.40
10mpg = 80 miles/8 gallons x $2.97 = $23.76
Difference is $0.36 per 80 miles, or $3.60 per 800 miles.
Seems like PREM is the way to go as it burns cleaner and is better for the beast!
I am going to try PREM this weekend for my short trip and look for improvement.
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Ford back a few years ago said that using Premium was a waste of money,,, in any of there motors where 87 octane was recommended ???
Maybe that is no longer true ???
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What is "noticeable improvement"? Premium gas costs so much more than reg unleaded. Does the improved mileage offset the higher gas price?
No. It just holds the gears better on heavier demand.
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