Usable BTUs

don-ohio /
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In a gallon of premium gas,there are supposedly more BTUs(potentially)than in a gallon of regular unleaded 87 octane.The trick is to see if your car or `ped LIKES the higher octane.I've always done it by checking my gas mileage under identical conditions and trips.I KNOW,some won't believe this,but little brother does.Back in 1979 he had a new Ford Fairmont,4-cyl..He and I were working together in the evenings loading pop trucks for extra income.He was complaining about the pitiful 23 mpg or so he was getting.I told him to run the premium gas and it would pay him back in gas mileage.He didn't believe it.We did the test on a couple of long trips and he gained 4 mpg! He was amazed `cause he did the driving and comparing and knew there was a considerable difference.Now I've tried 92 octane in my Franco-Morini and my Aerostar van and it just doesn't seem to help at all.So to really find out just run your car to empty and fill her with premium and do the same driving you did with the reg. gas and compare mileage.But if your car is pinging and it's tuned properly,you shouldn't run 87 octane anyways.

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  Gas QuestionTopic by: KoLD KoLD 11/26/01 07:18PM
  Re: Gas QuestionRe: don-ohio don-ohio 11/26/01 07:24PM
  Re: Sorry, forgot...Re: miguel miguel 11/26/01 09:00PM
  Re: Sorry, forgot...Re: SteelToad SteelToad 11/28/01 01:18PM
  Re: Sorry, forgot...Re: don-ohio don-ohio 11/28/01 01:35PM
  Sorry, forgot...Re: KoLD KoLD 11/26/01 07:27PM
  Re: Sorry, forgot...Re: XBrandon EdgeX XBrandon EdgeX 11/26/01 08:35PM
  Re: Sorry, forgot...Re: Doug D Doug D 11/26/01 09:20PM
  Euro octane specsRe: Fred Fred 11/26/01 11:26PM
  Re: Gas QuestionRe: D Nyberg D Nyberg 11/27/01 12:13AM
  Re: Gas QuestionRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/27/01 01:48PM
  Re: Octane 101Re: Jim C. Jim C. 11/27/01 11:53PM
  Usable BTUsRe: don-ohio don-ohio 11/28/01 10:43AM
  Re: Usable BTUsRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/28/01 12:48PM
  Re: Usable BTUsRe: don-ohio don-ohio 11/28/01 01:13PM

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