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Posted: 05/18/19 07:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like to hear from those of you that own an EcoBoost pickup which octane fuel you run. Have you tried other octanes and what difference did you notice? This excludes the Raptor and the new Limited with the HO engine that specifically require 93 octane.

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Posted: 05/18/19 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Regular. Higher octane fuel in the F150 is a complete waste of money, truck won't take advantage of the extra octane.

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I run regular as well in my 3.5eb.

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Not a pickup, but we’ve run nothing but regular in our Ford Edge with the 2.0 EcoBoost. Just over 100,000 trouble free miles so far. Put a tank of premium in it once but couldn’t tell a difference.


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Posted: 05/18/19 09:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Run 87 unless towing. Run 91 towing.

Have always run it that way and cannot tell you the difference.

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Posted: 05/18/19 10:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

philh wrote:

Regular. Higher octane fuel in the F150 is a complete waste of money, truck won't take advantage of the extra octane.


I have a Taurus SHO with the 3.5 Ecoboost. I will run a tank of midgrade occasionally and I can tell a difference in power and MPGs....


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I usually run 88oct e-15, because its cheaper then 87oct here. No noticeable change in mpg or power. I did use 91oct no ethanol a few tanks. One tank actually got worse mpg (I think a fluke, or maybe crappy fuel), the rest were all the same as 88oct.

I use 88oct e-15 in all my vehicles. No noticeable mpg change in any and its cheaper.

When I check mpg for different fuels, I break it all the way done to cost per mile. Cheapest per mile gets used.

My old Ram with hemi got quite a bit better mpg with 91oct no ethanol. But at that time the cost per mile was slightly better with 87oct e-10

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[emoticon] Hi, I only run 87 octane in mine.


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Regular towing and not towing.


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