Premium Gas for 3rd gen

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Taco Slinger 4000, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    I was told at the dealership that I should only use 91 or higher when filling up my truck? Is there any consequence to using a lower grade or higher grade like 93? Thanks
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  3. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    87 octane. Anything over is a proven waste.
  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    The trucks call for 87. Some people will put a higher octane in but that isn’t recommended by Toyota.
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  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Per the manual: 87 or higher. You can put 93 in it. It may give you a a couple more mpg. But it’s definitely not required or even recommended.
  6. pondman

    pondman Well-Known Member

    Unless you are a Premium Athlete , Running a US based fuel , Eat right , preform Correctly, win !
    So Say you Eat a Big Ol Bowl of Sugar Wheats & you Peter out after the First 100 meters, you still showed up to the race right !
    It's just the Big Ass Gas companies wanting Your Money ! Go with the cheap or mid grade nothing more , change your fuel filter every 60 k. If it bugs you that much ...
    To heck with the Environment and the Air that " You " Breathe !
    More Oxygen for The Obscenely over powerd vehicles in the US...
  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    If the higher grade has less or no ethanol, you will get more power. Otherwise it's a waste.
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  8. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    I use 89 just in case the 87 isn’t up to standards. I prefer texaco or chevron at all times possible
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  9. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Adam's ruins everything did a show on feul octane rating and the feul companies being sued over and over for misleading the public. It's a must watch.
  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  11. conflictingintentions

    conflictingintentions Well-Known Member

    87. It’s even in the manual
  12. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    One station up here sells Premium.....5% Ethanol............. and 10% Ethanol.........tried all 3 and I'm gettin my best mileage with the 5% blend. It's .30 cents cheaper than the Premium @ $2.64/gal.
  13. Series6

    Series6 Well-Known Member

    On a recent road trip I ran thru states that didn't have 87. 85 or 90something. Fuel was less than I was used to at home so I tried the higher octane. And the results: (drum roll please)...

    There you have it.
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  14. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    Exactly nothing. Even if its 100 octane, you wont notice a difference
    BUT..... if lower octane than what’s required is used, you can start getting pre detonation ( ping or knocking sound). Could be bad if you keep running it
  15. Series6

    Series6 Well-Known Member

    No chance I'd go under the recommended. Tried it and felt/saw/calculated no advantage
  16. finneganlives

    finneganlives New Member

    If it has boost (supercharger or turbo) or high compression heads go higher octane if not just run normal octane fuels. Mechanic tested common sense rulez here!
  17. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Direct injection pretty much eliminates the need for higher octane in most applications.
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Everyone I’ve had.
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  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Is that one of those ones with a MAF things I’ve heard about?
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  20. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    MAF. Isn’t that the part that works really well with oiled K&N filters? Lol
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  21. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Check this out. K&N response to the MAF “myth”. I still don’t think I’ll be taking any chances.
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