View Poll Results: What octane of gas do you use for your 4Runner?
87 unleaded 435 67.55%
87 unleaded
435 67.55%
89 unleaded 82 12.73%
89 unleaded
82 12.73%
91 unleaded 127 19.72%
91 unleaded
127 19.72%
Voters: 644. You may not vote on this poll

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2005, 07:59 PM #1
Wilmarbury Wilmarbury is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA
Age: 43
Posts: 6
Wilmarbury is an unknown quantity at this point
Wilmarbury Wilmarbury is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA
Age: 43
Posts: 6
Wilmarbury is an unknown quantity at this point
What octane of gas do you use?

I have a 2005 Sport Edition. For the first month, I used 91. But now I use 89. I've never used 87, but I wanted to know what everyone else uses and if they've seen a difference.

Wilmarbury
__________________
2005 Sport Edition - Titanium Metallic since October 22, 2004
Wilmarbury is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 09:22 PM #2
aznguile972 aznguile972 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 38
aznguile972 is an unknown quantity at this point
aznguile972 aznguile972 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 38
aznguile972 is an unknown quantity at this point
I pump 93 octane (SUPER)! It was not an option so I did not vote. I notice a difference going from 93 down to 87-89. To me, it seems as if the car did not want to go. But then again, I only pump Chevron cuz I think it makes a world of difference.
__________________
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Last edited by aznguile972; 01-17-2005 at 09:27 PM.
aznguile972 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 09:45 PM #3
Mark86's Avatar
Mark86 Mark86 is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey
Age: 33
Posts: 4,816
Mark86 is on a distinguished road
MY GARAGE
Mark86 Mark86 is offline
Super Moderator
Mark86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey
Age: 33
Posts: 4,816
Mark86 is on a distinguished road
MY GARAGE
I pump only super into my truck. I want to get the most performance out of it and I feel it will help down the road. I just can't can't give my V8 regular but that is just my opinoin.
__________________
Mark
2005 4Runner Limited 4X4 V8 since 6/15/05 Titanium Silver with Grey Leather
Nav, XREAS, Adjustable Ride Height, Sunroof, Side Curtain Airbags, Rear Spoiler, Double Deck Cargo, Chrome Exhuast Tip, Bug Shield, All Weather Mats, Driver Side Assist Handle, Audiovox Remote Starter, 2006 Skid Plate, LED lighting- interior and running boards, USA-Spec PA-15
Click For Pictures of My Current 2005 Limited, Detailed LED Conversion Instructions, Click For Pictures of My Retired 2003 Sport
Mark86 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 09:48 PM #4
mikes4runner's Avatar
mikes4runner mikes4runner is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hanover,PA
Age: 49
Posts: 1,185
mikes4runner is on a distinguished road
mikes4runner mikes4runner is offline
Senior Member
mikes4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hanover,PA
Age: 49
Posts: 1,185
mikes4runner is on a distinguished road
Read your owners manual on recomended octane, cars are built to run on certain octane levels unless you upgrade intake,exhaust,engine managment etc.
running high octane does not make your stock car/truck faster run better.

I am sure this has been beat to death in another thread.
__________________
01 MR2,96 Vette,93 4runner
mikes4runner is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 11:07 PM #5
sharp4runr's Avatar
sharp4runr sharp4runr is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hoodbridge, Virginia
Age: 39
Posts: 5,078
sharp4runr is on a distinguished road
sharp4runr sharp4runr is offline
Elite Member
sharp4runr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hoodbridge, Virginia
Age: 39
Posts: 5,078
sharp4runr is on a distinguished road
All Toyotas exept for the new celica/matrix/corolla with the beefed up 1.8L engine just need 87.

I have to confess that every once in a while I throw in the good stuff (91 or 93). I know the 4runner doesn't require it, but I like to spoil my baby every once in a while...
sharp4runr is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 11:29 PM #6
ToyotaDoodz's Avatar
ToyotaDoodz ToyotaDoodz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: OK
Posts: 789
ToyotaDoodz is on a distinguished road
ToyotaDoodz ToyotaDoodz is offline
Member
ToyotaDoodz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: OK
Posts: 789
ToyotaDoodz is on a distinguished road
My manual says 87 but for towing or extra performance burn ~91.

I did a test when I first got it. Five consecutive tanks of 87 and five of 91. I did get "slightly" better gas mileage with the 91 but because of the price differential, the increase in MPG did NOT offset the increased price per gallon. I've been burning 87 every since.
__________________
Current ride: 2014 4Runner Trail Premium in Super White, BFG AT T/A KO's 265/70-17, Extreme Outback Portable compressor (100% Continuous Duty), Staun tire deflators, Safety Seal flat kit, full Husky liners Previous rides: 2003.5 4Runner V8 Sport edition in Magnetic Gray, 3" Revtek lift, BFG AT T/A KO's 265/70-17, plus all the toys moved to the 2014 above, 2001 4Runner BFG AT T/A KO's
ToyotaDoodz is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 11:34 PM #7
iFORCE's Avatar
iFORCE iFORCE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: calgary.alberta.canada
Age: 38
Posts: 1,090
iFORCE is on a distinguished road
iFORCE iFORCE is offline
Senior Member
iFORCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: calgary.alberta.canada
Age: 38
Posts: 1,090
iFORCE is on a distinguished road
Premium Unleaded 91 all the time. The extra costs are nominal so... why not! Keeps me happy. Keeps her happy.
__________________
Black 2003 4Runner Limited V8 4WD
(Canadian Edition)


- TRD High Performace Air Filter
- TRD Cat-Back Exhaust
- 25% Front Tint / 15% Rear Tint
- Bridgestone Dueler Revo A/T
- Projector Foglights w/ 4300K HID
- Black JDM style Taillights
- 2006 Projector Headlights w/ 4300k HID LINK
- Custom Rear Fog Lights w/ Switch - LINK

Pictures on My Website

iFORCE is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 07:13 PM #8
Jim_Chow Jim_Chow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 124
Jim_Chow is on a distinguished road
Jim_Chow Jim_Chow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 124
Jim_Chow is on a distinguished road
Doesn't the V8 vvti require 91?
Jim_Chow is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 11:45 PM #9
jlb jlb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 64
jlb is an unknown quantity at this point
jlb jlb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 64
jlb is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by mikes4runner
Read your owners manual on recomended octane, cars are built to run on certain octane levels .......
Yep, Page 391 (2004)

"Fuel
Fuel Type:
Unleaded Gasoline, Octane Rating 87
(Research Octane Number 91) or higher.
For improved vehicle performance, the
use of premium unleaded gasoline with
an Octane Rating of 91 (Research Oc-
tane Number 96) or higher is recom-
mended."

Quote:
Originally posted by mikes4runner
.....unless you upgrade intake,exhaust,engine managment etc.
running high octane does not make your stock car/truck faster run better.

What you say would be true for an engine that is purely designed to run 87 octane, but not so if the engine is designed to use 91+ octane and is using an ECU & knock sensor to compensate for lower octane by retarding the timing to prevent detonation.

Typically it is compression ratio, (amount of boost for non N/A), valve timing and ignition advance that establish octane requirements.

jlb
jlb is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 09:57 AM #10
4-Ruiner's Avatar
4-Ruiner 4-Ruiner is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cleveland, OH
Age: 38
Posts: 82
4-Ruiner is an unknown quantity at this point
4-Ruiner 4-Ruiner is offline
Member
4-Ruiner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cleveland, OH
Age: 38
Posts: 82
4-Ruiner is an unknown quantity at this point
It is my understanding that you should only use what is recommended by the manufacturer. I use 87, because that is what is recommended. I have always heard that unless your engine is built for higher-octane...don't use it. Your motor may actually be more efficient. Higher-octane is generally used for cars with a high-compression or forced-induction.
__________________
1999 Limited 4WD 5VZFE
AEM Brute Force Intake
Performance Products Lift Springs
265/75 Interco TrXus M/T's
Matrix Clear Corners
Husky Liners
2 Rockford Fosgate 10" Subs
RF 900W 2-Channel Amplifier
Yakima Kingpin2 Bike Rack
4-Ruiner is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 10:24 AM #11
sharp4runr's Avatar
sharp4runr sharp4runr is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hoodbridge, Virginia
Age: 39
Posts: 5,078
sharp4runr is on a distinguished road
sharp4runr sharp4runr is offline
Elite Member
sharp4runr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hoodbridge, Virginia
Age: 39
Posts: 5,078
sharp4runr is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally posted by Jim_Chow
Doesn't the V8 vvti require 91?
no, check your manual.
sharp4runr is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 10:25 AM #12
CGY_LTD_V8 CGY_LTD_V8 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Calgary, Ab, Canada
Age: 37
Posts: 124
CGY_LTD_V8 is an unknown quantity at this point
CGY_LTD_V8 CGY_LTD_V8 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Calgary, Ab, Canada
Age: 37
Posts: 124
CGY_LTD_V8 is an unknown quantity at this point
I use 91 in my truck. Always have and always will
__________________
~ Lauren
'05 Absolutely Red Lexus SC430
'06 Millenium Silver Lexus RX400h
'06 Onyx Black Lexus GS430 Premium
'06 Meteorite Metallic 4Runner V8 Limited 4WD
CGY_LTD_V8 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 11:29 AM #13
ssmathis ssmathis is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 228
ssmathis is an unknown quantity at this point
ssmathis ssmathis is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 228
ssmathis is an unknown quantity at this point
I mostly use 87 but every now and then use 93.

Scott

Last edited by ssmathis; 04-14-2006 at 07:21 AM.
ssmathis is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 04:19 PM #14
Solice's Avatar
Solice Solice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Posts: 517
Solice is on a distinguished road
Solice Solice is offline
Member
Solice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Posts: 517
Solice is on a distinguished road
I started out using 91 but switched to 87 and have been using that for about 5 months now. If there is a difference in performance I didn't feel it so I'm sticking with the 87.
__________________
'05 Black Sport Edition V6 4wd
'05 Red Nissan Titan SE 4x4
Solice is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 09:45 PM #15
slimjim's Avatar
slimjim slimjim is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Diamond Bar, California
Posts: 150
slimjim is an unknown quantity at this point
slimjim slimjim is offline
Member
slimjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Diamond Bar, California
Posts: 150
slimjim is an unknown quantity at this point
summer/winter blends of gas

you guys know that there are summer and winter blends of fuel right? the summer blend is a bit lighter and causes less polution. but i hear that it offers less gusto. burns a bit quicker. here's a link:
http://www.slate.com/id/2098672/
i use a brand name 91 octane just because i hear that the detergents in them are better. but hey, what do i know? just an everyday consumer.
__________________
2006 4Runner Sport Edition V8 4x2 in Galactic Grey Mica.
slimjim is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Octane and gas milage Blackknight General Discussions 18 09-04-2010 10:12 PM
Understanding Octane Thai Maintenance/Detailing 17 05-21-2007 03:43 PM
Which Octane Gas Specialized 4th Gen T4Rs 20 05-02-2007 02:24 PM
Ignition timing with 87 and 91 Octane Gas Iowa4Runner 4th Gen T4Rs 15 09-22-2005 01:42 PM
Start switching to 87 octane gas. linhsy 4th Gen T4Rs 115 07-27-2005 08:37 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.