What Octane Gas do you use ?

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ChaosMinionX

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Used 93 octane on my 09 with my superchips 93 performance, and still using 93 on my 13 with BDGT «Premium» tune, no complaints!

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Sometimes, these new modern V6 engines run better on higher octane stuff. I had a Chrysler 3.6L engine a couple years ago that called for 87 octane but hand calculations over many months proved that it got better fuel economy on 89 or higher octane.

Since my Frontier seems to be drinking gas at a more alarming rate than I first thought, I will try 89 octane on this next fill-up and see what happens.

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Sometimes, these new modern V6 engines run better on higher octane stuff. I had a Chrysler 3.6L engine a couple years ago that called for 87 octane but hand calculations over many months proved that it got better fuel economy on 89 or higher octane.

Since my Frontier seems to be drinking gas at a more alarming rate than I first thought, I will try 89 octane on this next fill-up and see what happens.

I sometimes cant tell if the truck is drinking gas at an alarming rate, or if my ears hearing that CAI and exhaust cause it to go at an alarming rate

Currently my fronty’s info panel says its getting 15.2MPG in town driving, average DTE is around 270-280 though.

Old: 2009 Nissan Frontier Alert Red SE Crew Cab 4×4 Automatic — TRADED!

New: 2013 Nissan Frontier Metallic Blue Pro4x Crew Cab 4×4 Automatic — Build Thread!
UpRev | Doug Thorley LT Headers | aFe Momentum GT Pro 5R Stage-2 Intake | XTP IMS | Stillen LWUD Pulley | aFe MACH Force-Xp Exhaust | B-pipes w/ High Flow Cats | Vibrant Ultra-Quiet Resonators

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Yeah it’s a little ridiculous that full size GM trucks can average 17-18 and even the Rams and Fords today are mid-upper teens but we’re in midsize trucks that are a little worse. But like I’ve said, Nissan in general seems to be a thirsty brand in my experience.

I’m getting 225-275 miles on a tank, depending on weather and whether I idle the truck to warm it up or not. On a 21 gallon tank that’s fairly pathetic.

As far as the «cold air intake» goes. you won’t get better mileage. That’s a myth. The ECU on modern vehicles will always keep a perfect stoi ratio of air and fuel going into the cylinders. So if you add more air, the ECU will add more fuel to compensate. So what you will find is that your fuel economy will stay the same in «normal» driving and you will use more fuel when you accelerate hard or tow a trailer.

I’m just glad gas is $2.25 here now!! I don’t expect it to last, but it’s been a refreshing break on the wallet!!