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#1 OFFLINE   Swamp45755

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:03 PM

I just recently purchased a 2018 Ford C-Max hybrid. The operators manual recommends premium fuel at 91 octane or higher. Fords website recommends regular of 87 or higher. Which is it?







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#2 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:33 PM

http://fordcmaxhybri...7031-fuel-type/


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#3 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:45 AM

I wouldn't bother with Premium fuel, I've been running mine on 87 Octane for the life of the vehicle and it runs fine.  If you really, really want to wring out every possible MPG then I guess maybe it makes a difference but frankly in PA the gas tax is significant enough that it's not worth it to me.  The C-MAX doesn't have one of those "Premium Fuel Only" stickers on it anywhere that I can see like some of the more expensive vehicles.


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#4 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

I figure I get 25 miles more with Premium, I try to get it at BJ's or Sam's to cut down on the difference in cost over Regular. I regularly get around 700 miles on a tank or 52mpg. :)

 

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#5 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:55 AM

For the last four days the morning temps have been in the high 20s, low 30s here, so my MPG has been about 32-35MPG.



#6 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:18 PM

For the last four days the morning temps have been in the high 20s, low 30s here, so my MPG has been about 32-35MPG.

If that is OK with you, Fine but you don't have too.  :)  I thought you had seen My How to get Great Gas Mileage Videos, the worst FE this Winter  for me has been 44.6 mpg with low temps, head winds and climb in elevation and averaged 49.7 mpg for the last 10 fillups.  Think Grill Covers. :)

 

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#7 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 03:45 PM

This nicely shows the potential benefit of premium, ethanol-free fuel, which benefit clearly increases as temperatures rise above freezing.
Snow15 91E0 87E10 Comparison.jpg
 
Sorry, Paul, but it still doesn't get cold in Georgia...
 
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#8 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 05:17 PM

At 30*F you have lost 8 mpg over 70*F and you are right that it keeps getting worse as you go down more. :sad:

 

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