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Old 04-15-2013, 01:21 PM
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I can't answer but from memory Toyota calls for premium in the 100 series where us 80 series owners just need to strain out the big chunks from what ever crap petro we want to use. Mine sees nothing but 85. And at 13MPG a lot of it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:54 PM
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I can't answer but from memory Toyota calls for premium in the 100 series where us 80 series owners just need to strain out the big chunks from what ever crap petro we want to use. Mine sees nothing but 85. And at 13MPG a lot of it.
True the 100 does call for premium. I have filled up about 20 times in my 100 and have used 87 on all but two tanks and have averaged between 13.5mpg with heavy rush hour traffic and as high as 16.4mpg on all flat interstate traveling. The two tanks of premium fell right within the typical average, so I went back to the cheap(er) stuff since ~$.20x23ish gallons adds up quickly over time at those mpgs.
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Just as a follow-up, I filled again with 87 in lieu of 85 octane. Same driving habits and got the same 15.9 mpg as I did with 85 octane. I did not feel like there was any difference between 85 and 87 regarding power nor did not hear any detonation. I think its good practice to use 87 but I don't see the benefit of using 91. Doug
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:05 PM
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All these years spending money on 87 when I didn't have to? Dang...

Sort of ingrained into my brain now though...
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