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Which gas you put in your ES300?

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Old 02-04-07, 12:52 PM   #61
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Whether I use 87, 89, 91, 93, doesn't matter. Car gets beaten by pickup trucks and averages 17 mpg either way, so it doesn't really matter to me anymore. I don't honestly notice any difference in performance or fuel economy either way, so whatever.
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Old 02-05-07, 07:22 PM   #62
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Well, I don't pretend to know much about engine combustion but does anyone have dyno #'s with different octanes? This would helpful seeing as how everyone has different opinions. I really am interested in the right answer so if anyone REALLY knows please speak up.
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Old 02-11-07, 10:42 PM   #63
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I bumped my base timing to 12* so 93 is mandatory in order to keep my pistons intact. I let my mom borrow my baby one day and she goes "I filled your tank" Sure as **** it was pinging like a *****. She dosent like the cheap ****. Still with 93 it hauls ***. Shell stomp all over any stock Matic 1mz any day.
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Old 02-11-07, 10:47 PM   #64
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Pinging shouldn't ever happen with 87 octane or better in a normal engine; the engine computer controls timing and won't advance it too much for the gas used. The main difference is the available power. A conservative driver may not notice any difference in performance; but if you accelerate hard, you'll notice a big difference between premium and regular. Gas mileage can be better with premium, but the difference, if any, depends on how you drive. I don't think its a matter of what the car "deserves", it's the performance you want to get out of the car that counts. By the way nyes300, "detonation" is what allows engines to run; it's "predetonation" that can cause damage.
Right on man On a 3vz the computer will only retard timing if recieved voltage from the knock senors.
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Old 02-14-07, 03:09 PM   #65
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The cheapest I can find! I routinely get between 27 and 29 MPG.
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Old 02-17-07, 12:18 PM   #66
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I know she's 12 years old, but she get's the good stuff. Premium!
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Old 02-18-07, 10:13 PM   #67
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Since i bought my 02' es300 ive been putting nothing put premium in the tank. Just because ive been told that if i put anything else in my car, it will only mess it up. Is this true?
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Old 02-19-07, 06:24 PM   #68
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Not really... It wont HARM anything but you will see a decrease in acceleration because you wont have a full ignition advance when you stomp on it, because if you did it ping profusely. Cheap stuff is fine if you dont beat on it all the time.
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Old 02-21-07, 08:30 AM   #69
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I was using regular in my ES too but I just switched to premium and I've noticed a pretty big increase in gas milage.
I saw the same thing happen in my 94 !

Was using 87 octane when I finally decided to try 91 octane.

I immediately saw a HUGE increase in MPG. About 20%. I can do 450-475km instead of 400km !

I'm only using premium fuel since then,
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Old 03-19-07, 09:34 AM   #70
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Bought my Lexus in 2000 off lease with 30,000 miles. Since then i have only run regular and at 124,000 she stil runs top notch.
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Old 03-21-07, 06:37 PM   #71
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Only Sunoco 93 or 94 for my 2002 ES300!!! 109,500 miles (purchased 10 months ago with 92K) and still running beautifully!
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Old 04-08-07, 11:28 PM   #72
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Regular. My rule of thumb is run the least you can without pinging. May try some 93 over the summer if it doesnt get too high
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Old 04-17-07, 01:14 PM   #73
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Normally we put plus in the 93 ES, but I've noticed that there's more of a difference in where I get the gas than which octane I use. The 76 right by my house costs about 5 cents more than the one just 1/2 mile away when you pay with cash; 15 cents more when paying with debit/credit. However, we normally get 2-3 mpg (hwy) more than buying at the cheaper station.

Oregon bites. We pay more than the national average, can't pump our own gas for whatever reason, and the gas here isn't even regulated to maintain quality!
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Old 04-19-07, 11:09 AM   #74
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Only Sunoco 93 or 94 for my 2002 ES300!!! 109,500 miles (purchased 10 months ago with 92K) and still running beautifully!
I've never seen 94 octane anywhere!?!
in CA its 87, 89, 91
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Old 04-19-07, 03:56 PM   #75
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89, 91 and 93 in TX! And I use 93 every time.
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