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Old 08-13-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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Gasoline help plz

Thank you ahead of time. I have a 2005 X4 SES Focus Sedan. The Ford book recommends using regular unleaded, so that is what I have been using. The other day by accident I put in Premium. It seems to run smoother (maybe imagination)? Can you use premium safely, or should I still use the recommended regular? What do you'all use?

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Old 08-13-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to Focus Fanatics. As far as the premium gas goes and assuming a stock engine, save yourself the money and run regular unleaded. I believe many of us have had the same feeling of "running bettter" on the first tank or two of premium. In most cases we realize that it was just our imagination.
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It will def not hurt it. But isnt really worth the extra money. Maybe once a month run some premium through, it will help clean your engine.
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Thank you for taking the time:)
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It will def not hurt it. But isnt really worth the extra money. Maybe once a month run some premium through, it will help clean your engine.
does premium gas have more detergent in it or something? I always thought it just was higher octane.
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i can honestly attest to 38 mpg during my normal driving on sunoco 94.
but it works out to be the exact same at the pump between the increased milage of 94 and lesser milage of cheaper 87, but i get 4% back on my gas purchases from sunoco so i always fill up with 94 unless im stuck at another station.
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does premium gas have more detergent in it or something? I always thought it just was higher octane.
higher octane is resitance to burning, so you can advance the timming so far becuase it takes longer to burn through the copression/combustion stroke
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does premium gas have more detergent in it or something? I always thought it just was higher octane.
All gas grades have detergents as defined by law. But a company can put more in premium.
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"All gas grades have detergents as defined by law."

What law requires detergents to be added to gasoline?
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Only need premium if its an SVT.
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