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Old 08-13-2017, 08:29 AM   #21
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ford recommends regular for their 3.5 eco - it's an eco so works without premium fuel
Ford recommends premium for the ecoboost when you are towing and/or it's hot.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:07 AM   #22
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Ford recommends premium for the ecoboost when you are towing and/or it's hot.
yes - recommends.
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yes - recommends.
No offense Sir. But everyone, including your self, said Ford RECOMMENDS Premium when towing and/or hot conditions.

Your quote "ford recommends regular for their 3.5 eco - it's an eco so works without premium fuel"

Ford states that regular is required for the eco and Premium is recommended for best performance.

No one said it "required" Premium. I'm not sure what you are debating anymore.

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No offense Sir. But everyone, including your self, said Ford RECOMMENDS Premium when towing and/or hot conditions.

Your quote "ford recommends regular for their 3.5 eco - it's an eco so works without premium fuel"

Ford states that regular is required for the eco and Premium is recommended for best performance.

No one said it "required" Premium. I'm not sure what you are debating anymore.

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Likewise. What's your point? I used regular and got good results. It's not mandated to use super when towing. And no offense meant.
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Likewise. What's your point? I used regular and got good results. It's not mandated to use super when towing. And no offense meant.
My point and about 3-4 others was that it was recommended, not required. You were debating the point for little reason that anyone can see.

You can use regular. Your engine will not blow up or something. No one said it was "mandated" either. Have a good day.
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My point and about 3-4 others was that it was recommended, not required. You were debating the point for little reason that anyone can see.

You can use regular. Your engine will not blow up or something. No one said it was "mandated" either. Have a good day.
I wasn't debating anything. It's a forum for discussion. Let's both just let it go.

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When I had a 2012 it had horrible gas mileage, and Ford said run Premium and you should gain MPG, they were right, for that truck, gained 2-3 MPG, my 14 I saw a slight gain, my 16 no gain. A lot of it depends on the truck, mainly the gearing it appears. the first one had 3.73, the second 3.15, the current, 3.55. The 12 was a Screw Lariat HDPP(I didn't know it then, but man could I use that truck now) with 6.5 bed, the last and current are the same Screw 5.5 bed, the 14 a RWD the current a 4x4.
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Thanks everyone. Looks like a tank of super is in the cards perhaps for next towing episode, assuming I have the tank empty enough.
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Hi, I never read anything about using premium fuel for towing and in heat. I did read that Ford recommends using premium fuel when loaded or towing.
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Thanks everyone. Looks like a tank of super is in the cards perhaps for next towing episode, assuming I have the tank empty enough.
I'll usually do the "one tank before the trip tank" fill with premium just to further the chance that more 93 is in than 87 (basically increase the average octane rather than just cutting 15 gallons of 93 in with 10 existing 87, if you know what I mean).
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