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Old 02-06-2013, 01:14 AM   #701
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I cant believe you all have such shit fuel over there. I live in Australia and the lowest RON available here is 91 (containing 10% ethanol). i run 98 in my 2012 Focus which by the way dose contain injector cleaner as well as a heap of other crap. There is definatly a difference in power and fuel economy.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:30 AM   #702
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Not quite:

http://retail.petro-canada.ca/en/independent/2069.aspx

Mix of Ron + Mon then divided by 2. That's not even getting into AKI (Anti knock index] as used in other counties.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:34 AM   #703
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So Road Index FTW
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I cant believe you all have such shit fuel over there. I live in Australia and the lowest RON available here is 91 (containing 10% ethanol). i run 98 in my 2012 Focus which by the way dose contain injector cleaner as well as a heap of other crap. There is definatly a difference in power and fuel economy.
We're talking about (R+M)/2 ratings, not RON ratings.

91 RON is equivalent to 87 octane, 98 ron is equivalent to 94 octane (using the estimate from the link Roadworthy posted).

Another interesting quote from his link is, "Using a higher grade than is required will not usually increase performance. However, if the vehicle is equipped with knock sensors, as many late model vehicles are, a higher octane grade may enhance performance."

But congratulations on having better fuel.

If you want to learn more, read this: Changes in Gasoline - The Auto Technician's Guide to Spark Ignition Engine Fuel Quality
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #705
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It's in the 2012 manual for sure....just checked it
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #706
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It's in the 2012 manual for sure....just checked it
Ya but not in the 2013 manual. I am assuming that the same would apply for my vehicle. I guess it just needs to be updated?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:11 AM   #707
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It could be something to do with the flex fuel calibration. Who knows.
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Mine isn't a flex fuel just e10
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Aren't all 2013 Flexfuel capable? A higher octane gas will help as those engines need to scale to be able to burn E85 properly.

On a side note, I just filled up with Shell 91 V-Power (no ethanol) and I'll see how I do with some mixed driving. Approx -5c outside.
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My 2013 is not flexfuel. But it is an option in some, standard in some states I believe.
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