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Old 10-29-2013, 12:22 AM   #1211
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On my drive across Canada the best gains I saw were with Petro-Canada's Ultra 94. I only found it at a few Petro stations in Ontario and Montreal (SuperClean 94).

I have currently switched to Shell V-Power: 91 RON (Nitrogen Enriched) because I don't have a Petro-Canada station close to my house. Here all of the low and mid grade fuels have up to 10% ethanol. My engine does not like it at all. I found that with my mods the premium fuels that do not have ethanol run smoother and I do get on average 32/33.5mpg mixed driving. I ran Husky 91 with ethanol and it was marginally better than the low and mid grades with ethanol. Throttle response and power seemed off. The Ultra 94 was the best by far @ 36.5mpg hwy.... nice smell to it as well....lol
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:31 AM   #1212
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Bring the 94 down here.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:36 AM   #1213
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I wish I had it closer to me..... It just feels so much better driving and everything from the intake to the exhaust just sounds happier.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #1214
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I'm
Well Premium gas here is 91 octanes
With 1300km at the Odo these are my
numbers:
FIRST TANK
38 L/316 km
8.3157km/l
18-August-13

SECOND TANK
38l/311Km
8.1842km/l
10 september 2013

THIRD TANK
38l/317km
8.3421Km/L
28-09-13

FOURTH TANK
42L/354Km
8.43 km/l
28-10-13

I really need help from my friends in Canada, how your numbers are?!
I expected to get at least 10-12km/l when I got the car!
Not happy
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #1215
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Wow.... Even before my mods when I was running mid grade 89 with ethanol I got 43L/450km (10.5 km/l) mixed driving. 500km hwy.

And this is a 2.0L ZETEC in a 4dr, 5spd Mazda Tribute... not a Focus! Not sure why you guys are getting such low numbers... must be in the tune or the transmission.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #1216
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Well Premium gas here is 91 octanes
With 1300km at the Odo these are my
numbers:

I really need help from my friends in Canada, how your numbers are?!
I expected to get at least 10-12km/l when I got the car!
Not happy
=(
You only have about 800mi on your engine. It's still breaking in. When finally broken in, you'll start seeing a large improvement. Also, are you on the gas a bit more since the tune? What about your type of driving? More city or more highway? I know I was getting ~21MPG when my commute was less than 5mi. Now my MPG is around ~27-28 (Along with tons of hot rodding ) now that my commute is 15mi. The stop and go of the city was really killing my MPG.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #1217
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I agree the style of driving has a lot to do with MPG as well. Not jsut stop and go vs Highway. How heavy you are on the gas and brake also determines MPG. The heavier you are on both the gas and brake the lower your MPG.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #1218
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You only have about 800mi on your engine. It's still breaking in. When finally broken in, you'll start seeing a large improvement. Also, are you on the gas a bit more since the tune? What about your type of driving? More city or more highway? I know I was getting ~21MPG when my commute was less than 5mi. Now my MPG is around ~27-28 (Along with tons of hot rodding ) now that my commute is 15mi. The stop and go of the city was really killing my MPG.
I'm averaging:(u.s gals and miles)
winter: 23-25 city, 29-30 combined and 35-38 hwy
summer: 28-30 city, 31-33 combined and 38-41 hwy

this over 10K miles, most hwy speeds around 70-75mph
started using non-ethanol premium several months ago and have seen a small improvement in mpg
but a significant improvement in responsiveness from the car
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #1219
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Well Premium gas here is 91 octanes
With 1300km at the Odo these are my
numbers:
FIRST TANK
38 L/316 km
8.3157km/l
18-August-13

SECOND TANK
38l/311Km
8.1842km/l
10 september 2013

THIRD TANK
38l/317km
8.3421Km/L
28-09-13

FOURTH TANK
42L/354Km
8.43 km/l
28-10-13

I really need help from my friends in Canada, how your numbers are?!
I expected to get at least 10-12km/l when I got the car!
Not happy
=(
It all depends on driving conditions. If you have lots of stop-and-go, red lights, you'll see almost the same as you posted (a bit more, arround 9 km / L) This car is not good for short distances and heavy city trafic. I am at 8.2 L / 100 km in average since I bought the car and I am within EPA norm for 50-50 driving. Here we have the "winter fuell" which has a big influence on the MPG, but it is balanced by the summer time.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #1220
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When I bought my first focus in 2001 I was used to running 93 in my escort GTs, so I got a "free" fillup at the station down the road from the dealer for buying it, filled it with 93, and the car wouldn't idle hardly at all. Went back to the dealer a couple of days later and one of the techs said, "let me guess, did you put something higher than 87 in it?" When I answered he said, "yeah these cars are tuned for 87 only, it'll run like shit with anything else." After that tank I switched to 87, problem solved. I would like a tune though n see if it doe any better with a tune for higher grade.
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