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Many drivers unnecessarily using premium fuel

Premium fuel makes up as much as 20 percent of gas sales even though less than five percent of the vehicles on the road today require it. Simply put, 10 to 15 percent of consumers may be unnecessarily pumping premium fuel into vehicles that don’t need it, according to Ford’s 2006 Model Year Fuel Recommendation Guide.

“It’s a feel-good thing,” says Pete Misangyi, Ford’s Fuels and Lubricants Engineering Supervisor. “People feel that they’re getting better fuel economy or a cleaner fuel by using premium. But unless you’re having a knock issue, then premium usually has no added value.”

The guide further notes that if your vehicle is experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation problems, premium unleaded may cause the problems to become more pronounced.

Some premiums are less volatile and don’t vaporize as well in a cold engine during start-up,” says Misangyi. “You will see some hesitation.”
 

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Chrysler does recommend using 89 Octane in the 3.5L engine. However, it will run with lowered performance on 87 octane...
 

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LHSDriver01 said:
Chrysler does recommend using 89 Octane in the 3.5L engine. However, it will run with lowered performance on 87 octane...
Yeah, I use 89 in mine, it's really not that much more for me.
 
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