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Old 01-14-12, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default What octane gas do you put in your es??

Just wondering what octane gas do you put in your ES or Lexus??
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Old 01-14-12, 12:57 PM   #2
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I always used 89.
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Old 01-14-12, 01:37 PM   #3
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89 for me as well
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Old 01-14-12, 02:52 PM   #4
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93, because I can't use anything lower with my engine modification.
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94 cuz i'm supacharged
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Old 01-14-12, 03:27 PM   #6
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^ Screw off. We don;t have 94 here or you know I'd be using it, haha.
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The 2000 as per the manual says minimum 87, and that's what I use. I put in 93 a few times and I really did not see any difference.
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Thanks for the response.
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I use 89 in my 04 ES. Tried mixing 87, 93, 87, 89 etc. Just runs better with 89. I run Mobil or BP.
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I use 93 in my RX300 which has the same engine as the ES300. I'll be running 93 octane in the ES300 once I get one as well.
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All of ours have always used 87 - you get no benefit from using higher octane than the engine can use -- these are not high compression engines.

Use a name brand gas withe detergents -- and you are good to go.
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All of ours have always used 87 - you get no benefit from using higher octane than the engine can use -- these are not high compression engines.

Use a name brand gas withe detergents -- and you are good to go.
The 1MZ-FE engine is high compression at 10:5:1.
I personally, see better throttle response, and it runs better on 93. Not to mention, I get better mpg on 93. It's worth it to me.
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To add to the poster abover, the owners manual racommends using 91, butr says 87 is also fine to use. You WILL gail a few whp on 93 over 87, but not enough to really make a difference.
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89, but whenever i run 93, i get worse gas mileage
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Old 01-16-12, 09:43 AM   #15
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91 Premium when I had my ES300 (2000)

I miss that cars MPG and how low key it was.
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