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Will I get better performance from my Toro two cycycle, if I use higher octane gas?

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No you will not. Remove your carburetor and blue compressed air through it to clean out the passages

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If I use a different type of gas in my toyota corolla year 2003 will it cause my car to hesitate and lose power ? I usually use chevron gas, but I used shell. Just this time.

the brand is immaterial --it is the octane rating that matters
going up in octane rating generally improves performance but going down will cause problems as the ECM settings are for a particular octane rating or better
run the fault codes to check for a sensor problem that is coincidental
remember it is known that fuels can be mixed when a tanker comes to refuel the station and the batch you got could be mixed .

Oct 18, 2015 | Toyota Cars & Trucks


Why to Use a fuel with the lowest required octane in the car?

Low-octane "regular" gas is usually all that is required. Octane is only a rating of the fuel's resistance to engine-damaging pre-ignition ("knock") in high-performance engines (that few people have). Low octane gas is less expensive and a better value if that's all your engine requires. Best case scenario you're wasting money by filling up with a higher than recommended grade of gas. Worst case scenario that high octane fuel is building up damaging carbon deposits in your engine because it's not being burned as completely as lower octane fuel would be. Check your owner's manual to be sure. Modern high performance cars will sometimes recommend higher octane fuels because they are engineered to use those fuels. The use of lower than recommended octane will not make your car explode, the ECM (Engine Control Module, aka:computer) will adjust the fuel injectors and spark timing to save the engine and compensate for you cheaping out at the pump. Those adjustments will consist of retarding the spark (reducing power and efficiency) as well as dumping lots of extra fuel into the cylinders to cool them, potentially costing you more than getting mid grade or premium IF that's what your car requires. NOTE: Remember that engines need less octane at higher altitudes. If your engine does not "knock" on regular, paying more for a higher octane rating is a waste since the increased octane makes no significant improvement to gas mileage and it is no better for your engine. All available fuels have detergent and additive packages. This will help.good luck.

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Is Premium and higher octane better than regular gas in Mazda 3, 2012 car?

Octane ratings have nothing to do with fuel economy or power. The octane rating only indicates how much the fuel air mixture can be compressed before it ignites without the spark plug firing in a hot running engine. Some really high compression engines require higher octane fuels so they don't knock when running. If you don't have a sticker under the filler lid that says you have to use one of higher octane fuels, then don't use high-test.
It used to be that using a low octane fuel in an engine designed to use high octane fuels could damage the engine.
Nowadays, engines are all computer controlled and most high octane engines will re-tune themselves on the fly so that they don't knock if the wrong grade of fuel is used.

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Is higher octane gas better for 2cycle toro snowblower

Higher Octane ignites later

It is no good for small equipment or
many motor vehicles

Motors are designed for only one fuel

Whatever is in the owners manual

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Why when i accelerate hard the car sputters like it going to cut off

Throttle position sensor, or just dirty. Try running higher octane gas, (premium) and/or a gas treatment supplement like STP every other tankfull. High performance engines won't run right on regular gas. My mom uses premium, she gets great performance and better gas mileage in her 99 oldsmobile.

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Was told to use premium 89 octane gas only this true?

This is true. The only time you need to apply gasoline with higher octane is when preignition is present. If it sounds like marbles are bouncing in your engine when you are driving then get higher octane. However if the car is in good mechanical condition (cooling system, oil serviced regularly) then 89 octane is perfect.

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I have a 05 nissan sentra and it rides great, but the gas mileage is terrible only getting approximately 18-20 mpg. What may be the problem. I upgraded the gas octane.

you need to change the spark plugs and wires to properly burn the gas fully then you can just get agood oil change and you would get better gas mileage

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What type of gas should i use in my 1997 dodge ram. 3.9L engine

Your owners manual should specify this, as well as the under hood sticker, and sometimes the gas fill has a label.

You want to use the LOWEST that you can, as lower octane is more explosive than higher... (reverse of what you thought...). Higher octane RESISTS detonation, by lower volitility.

Vehicles now days automatically adjust timing, EGR and other settings when detonation is detected, so probably you would notice nothing across several octane levels.

Lowest octane will deliver the best performance and mileage...

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What type of gas should i use in a 2005 lincoln navigator?

HI. i recommend using the premium in this vehicle. This will ensure optimal performance. The fuel system will accept the regular blend as well but, this is not what this vehicle was engineered for. the regular blends octane level is not sufficient for optimal acceleration and overall performance.

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Apr 08, 2009 | 2005 Lincoln Navigator

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You can run 87 octane but here is how it works, when you run lower octane fuel the computer retards the ignition timing to keep the engine from knocking and causing damage to the pistons, this puts a big dent in fuel mileage and upper end power, the trade off is not worth the reduced cost, what if you do damage a piston, what will that cost to repair?

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