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Yesterday 10:09 PM
scott7278 The Greater St. Louis Area is E-10 only, no matter what grade, so I always make sure to fill up at Gasper's Travel Plaza (Shell) in Kingdom City when I'm visiting Columbia or Kansas City - E-0 goodness! So I have to drive ~100 miles to get better performance AND mileage.

I'm confident we don't get a choice because no one who cared even a little about performance would ever choose E-10.
Yesterday 09:26 PM
sailor Wow, I haven't heard about "Ethyl" since back when unleaded was phased in and we got the small nozzles so only the unleaded ones would fit in the new capped filler tubes.

Assume the cavedog meant non-ethyl as shorthand for ethanol, referring to alcohol content.
Yesterday 09:12 PM
Arco-Zakus
But the debate is so entertaining.

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Originally Posted by rebelx View Post
... This will settle the debate once and for all. ...

Party pooper. ;)

I think there's still enough "YMMV" effect going on for the debate to continue for quite a while, justified or not.
Yesterday 04:17 AM
cavedog309 Probably Not, We get Non Ethyl here in the Farm Country. With a Solid 38 MPG constant. Smooth operation and 64000 miles. We Love our Focus SEFF
08-31-2015 06:25 PM
Focus On Me
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Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
Probably not, but I'll bet you'll notice better throttle response and off-the-line torque.


Placebo effect. Butt dyno. Etc.

*flies away*
08-31-2015 05:04 PM
TboneZX3 Probably not, but I'll bet you'll notice better throttle response and off-the-line torque.

08-31-2015 04:52 PM
rebelx Guys, I'll fill up with 91-93 "premium" gas today and report my findings within the next 7-12 days. 95% of all my gas has been pumped at Costco, with the other 5% at Chevron. I'll keep today's fill up at Costco. 100% of my previous fill ups have been at the 87 level.

This will settle the debate once and for all.

Right?

EDIT:

Day 1 (immediately post-fillup): no change in driving experience felt (ambient temperature 95 degrees)

Day 2: AM drive (appx 40 miles, ambient temp 68 degrees) car felt like there was more power going up 6-8% grades, less stuttering at low speeds, smoother ride.
08-19-2015 09:06 PM
Truth in Ruin
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Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
That math assumes that the mpg's are the same between octanes, and they're not unless you're doing nothing but highway miles. I did the math on my Mk3 and found that I was actually saving money (admittedly not much at all though) by using 93, given my commute.

Maybe the reason you're selling crappy parts to members is to cover that $532 deficit? http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/v...st-seller.html
Ohhh buuuuuurn!
08-19-2015 08:26 PM
dyn085
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Originally Posted by NickCornell View Post
Yes. I have 65,000 of my own miles on the car. 55,000 of those were with strictly 93 octane. 93 octane in PA is about 30 cents more per gallon than 87.

So, 55,000 miles divided by my average hand calculated mpg of 31mpg= 1774 gallons of fuel. For a total extra 30 cent cost of 532 dollars in 3 years.

I won no races, my car runs the same in these last 10k miles, and I effectively pissed away 532 dollars at the pump, or just shy of 180 bucks a year.

So in the end, is 15 dollars a month a big deal? Nope, but it's extra money I probably had no need to spend on a vehicle that operates perfectly on standard grade gasoline.
That math assumes that the mpg's are the same between octanes, and they're not unless you're doing nothing but highway miles. I did the math on my Mk3 and found that I was actually saving money (admittedly not much at all though) by using 93, given my commute.

Maybe the reason you're selling crappy parts to members is to cover that $532 deficit? http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/v...st-seller.html
08-19-2015 07:15 PM
papaacer
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Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
Which goes right back to the continual 'test the fuels that are local/convenient to you' advice. Mountune constantly preaches Arco.

A lot of Costco's actually have really good fuel as well.
I agree with the bolded. I think the best ones that have worked for me locally are Shell and Costco. Costco is normally cheaper too.
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