anyone using premium gas ? - Page 65 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance (2012-Current)

DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance (2012-Current) The place to chat about any Duratec 2.0L Ti-VCT engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #641
cbdallas
Focus Addict
 
cbdallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100296
Location: Wylie, TX
What I Drive: 2014 Titanium 5-speed

Posts: 872
Points 2,434, Level 29
Points: 2,434, Level: 29 Points: 2,434, Level: 29 Points: 2,434, Level: 29
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 cbdallas Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
It won't hurt anything but your wallet.
cbdallas is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #642
Focusblackzx5
Focus Enthusiast
 
Focusblackzx5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95212
Location: Quebec, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

Posts: 383
Points 1,323, Level 20
Points: 1,323, Level: 20 Points: 1,323, Level: 20 Points: 1,323, Level: 20
Level Up 23% Completed
Level up: 23% Level up: 23% Level up: 23%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 Focusblackzx5 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbdallas View Post
It won't hurt anything but your wallet.
oki yep I agree with that !

Thanks for the infos, I'll sleep smarter tonight eheh ;)
__________________
2012 White Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0L : New car
2005 Black Ford Focus zx5 SES : Trade In
2003 Arizonna beige Ford Focus SE : Sold
Focusblackzx5 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #643
jet_mech_tech
Focus Rookie
 
jet_mech_tech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 107534
Location: Welland, Canada
What I Drive: 2013 Focus Titanium (Black)

Posts: 5
Points 58, Level 1
Points: 58, Level: 1 Points: 58, Level: 1 Points: 58, Level: 1
Level Up 16% Completed
Level up: 16% Level up: 16% Level up: 16%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 jet_mech_tech Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
From Canada

Not sure the way fuel works south of the border but up here in Ontario, I switched from regular 87 octane (containing at least 10% ethanol) to Shell supreme 91 octane (which contains 0% ethanol). Not sure about power but I definitely get better mpg. I think its the ethanol factor myself, but since ethanol is in everything up here except supreme, I'll stick with the 91 octane.

On a side note after crunching some numbers, I spend $6 more to fill up on high test but would spend about $8 more to get the same km's on regular gas .... so i'm still farther ahead.
jet_mech_tech is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #644
mac.mogul
Focus Fanatic
 
mac.mogul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90409
Location: Wichita, KS
What I Drive: 2011 Sterling Grey SES Sedan

Posts: 3,771
Points 3,885, Level 39
Points: 3,885, Level: 39 Points: 3,885, Level: 39 Points: 3,885, Level: 39
Level Up 57% Completed
Level up: 57% Level up: 57% Level up: 57%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 13 mac.mogul Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Ethanol blended fuels will always reduce your average MPG because ethanol has less energy than gasoline which requires more of it to be used.

Power gains/losses between octanes are marginal at best. On older engine management systems you won't see much of a gain unless you change the spark timing yourself with a tune.
__________________
2011 SES 5spd #006 >> SR #213

What other people think of me is none of my business.
mac.mogul is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #645
mishka
Focus Addict
 
mishka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 107408
Location: Germantown, MD
What I Drive: 13' TB SE Sport Sedan DCT 201A pack

Posts: 1,004
Points 2,280, Level 28
Points: 2,280, Level: 28 Points: 2,280, Level: 28 Points: 2,280, Level: 28
Level Up 87% Completed
Level up: 87% Level up: 87% Level up: 87%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 mishka Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbdallas View Post
"my friend said it can't hurt the car and its "good to clean out the car" with high octane - once a month he said".

This is the point where you stop believing everything you're told. This is also the school of thought that has been making fuel companies rich for decades.

Octane has NO cleansing properties, and 93 has no more detergents in it than 87. Different BRANDS of gas differ in their use of detergents, which is why you'll want to stick with Top-Tier fuel suppliers if cleanliness is a concern.

http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html

But don't believe what you hear about 'cleaning your engine with octane'. It's simply not true.
My friend said that because 93 octane (premium gas) has "less contaminants" , that's why it can "clean out" the car.
__________________
~ Shadowfax ~
mishka is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #646
mishka
Focus Addict
 
mishka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 107408
Location: Germantown, MD
What I Drive: 13' TB SE Sport Sedan DCT 201A pack

Posts: 1,004
Points 2,280, Level 28
Points: 2,280, Level: 28 Points: 2,280, Level: 28 Points: 2,280, Level: 28
Level Up 87% Completed
Level up: 87% Level up: 87% Level up: 87%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 mishka Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbdallas View Post
It won't hurt anything but your wallet.
I put about 11 gallons in the tank of premium. The premium costed 35c more than the regular at Exxon at the time. Thats $3.85 more for the fill. Considering it improves performance some (power and mileage), I think it's worth it - especially if not using premium all the time.
Would you still fill up with regulare if gas was $2 a gallon? Don't think so :)
__________________
~ Shadowfax ~
mishka is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #647
cbdallas
Focus Addict
 
cbdallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100296
Location: Wylie, TX
What I Drive: 2014 Titanium 5-speed

Posts: 872
Points 2,434, Level 29
Points: 2,434, Level: 29 Points: 2,434, Level: 29 Points: 2,434, Level: 29
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 cbdallas Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
"because 93 octane (premium gas) has "less contaminants"

That's an even worse fairy tale. But if it makes you feel better, it won't hurt anything.
cbdallas is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #648
frinesi2
Focus Enthusiast
 
frinesi2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 95914
Location: Catonsville, MD
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SE Sport Hatch

Posts: 169
Points 122, Level 2
Points: 122, Level: 2 Points: 122, Level: 2 Points: 122, Level: 2
Level Up 44% Completed
Level up: 44% Level up: 44% Level up: 44%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 frinesi2 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mishka View Post
My friend said that because 93 octane (premium gas) has "less contaminants" , that's why it can "clean out" the car.
Yeah your friend doesn't know anything about gas, apparently.

The octane rating is based off the knock percentage in a test engine as a result of the ratio between heptane and octane in the fuel, along with other additives such as ethanol and detergents. "Regular", "Midgrade", and "Premium" and all of that garbage are just marketing terms, and marketing people are generally complete blithering idiots.
__________________
2012 Focus SE Hatch 5spd sport package, Tuxedo Black Metallic
Road Magnet springs and fuzzy dice on the mirror
frinesi2 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #649
mac.mogul
Focus Fanatic
 
mac.mogul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90409
Location: Wichita, KS
What I Drive: 2011 Sterling Grey SES Sedan

Posts: 3,771
Points 3,885, Level 39
Points: 3,885, Level: 39 Points: 3,885, Level: 39 Points: 3,885, Level: 39
Level Up 57% Completed
Level up: 57% Level up: 57% Level up: 57%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 13 mac.mogul Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
When it comes to stuff like this only believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
__________________
2011 SES 5spd #006 >> SR #213

What other people think of me is none of my business.
mac.mogul is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #650
Elizabeth
Focus Fanatic
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89280
Location: SouthEast, WI
What I Drive: '14 Tangerine Scream ST3

Posts: 3,235
Points 13,747, Level 76
Points: 13,747, Level: 76 Points: 13,747, Level: 76 Points: 13,747, Level: 76
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
FF Reputation: 15 Elizabeth Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Perennial thread.. Octane..
Yeah.
I like 93 personally. It used to always be 20 cents more per gallon. Of late it is 40 cents more..
Anyway, i still like premium in my 2012 Focus...
Elizabeth is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat