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Old 09-20-06, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Which gas you put in your ES300?

Guyz,

I want to know what kind of gas(reg/plus/premium) you put in your ES and the pros and cons etc of putting low/hi octane rating.

The manual suggests to put premium fuel but it might be good too what experts say.

if possible please put Year and kind of Gas in your replies.
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Old 09-20-06, 06:05 PM   #2
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I usually put in 91 octane in my '94
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Old 09-20-06, 06:50 PM   #3
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Regular..
I'm in high school, so no $$
the user manual says to use a rating 87 or higher..
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Old 09-20-06, 07:31 PM   #4
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regular 87 octane. at 200k miles, i don't feel like i really have to use the best gas or anything. 97 es300.
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Old 09-20-06, 08:51 PM   #5
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Regular more often than not. I'll put premium in when the weather's hot and I'm putting the ES under the strain of beltway traffic, full blast AC, and 95F+ heat/humidity. I may mix in half a tank of premium if there's a good price at a particular station. The car runs substantially better with premium, but I rarely rev it past 3k anyways.

Oh yea, mine's a '96. Usually exxon/mobil, Chevron/Texaco, or shell. (The top tier guys, Exxon's okay)
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Default Just switched to premium

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es-1st-to-4th-gen-1990-2006/237890-wow-30-mpg-on-a-long-trip.html
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Old 09-21-06, 06:14 PM   #7
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I use regular, but thinkin about switchin to premium after reading that article and the drop in gas prices.

AzNMpower I know about that 495 traffic. What part of MD u from?
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aqcuired a '93 es300 back in Feb-06. Run Chevron Premium only 91 octane!
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AzNMpower I know about that 495 traffic. What part of MD u from?
North Potomac, just off the beltway and I-270. I'm glad that internship was just over the summer cuz I couldn't stand the hour-long commutes coming home. I remember I took the ES to work because the Bimmer X3 was sucking up about 2 gallons of gas a day just for my commute!
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North Potomac, just off the beltway and I-270. I'm glad that internship was just over the summer cuz I couldn't stand the hour-long commutes coming home. I remember I took the ES to work because the Bimmer X3 was sucking up about 2 gallons of gas a day just for my commute!
I live in Upper Marlboro, MD and I used to work in McLean, VA. Morning traffic wasent too bad cuz I left really early but the afternoons sucked. I was defintely sucking up a lot of gas up on that commute.
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1992 ES300... Running 91 + 2 Octane with Octane Booster +2... Only Shell and Chevron Gasoline... =)... car runs great... picks up faster... runs smoother.... ( when my car was running!!!...)
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Cheveron Regular... but ill try premium to see the diffrence, if any?!?!
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Regular gas and I use Redline SI-1 fuel system cleaner every 5000 miles.
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I use whatever is the highest grade cheaper than $3.00/gallon.

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Old 09-26-06, 04:29 PM   #15
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I use regular gas 87 octane, 1997 ES300 with 93,000 miles and it runs great on it.
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