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Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by DDF, July 19, 2011.

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  1. DDF

    DDF Member

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    The dealer told me to put premium gas in for the first 1,000 miles, but the manual says to put regular unleaded. Opinions?
     
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  3. willwitten

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    Regular! Premium will only cost you more money and will not help the car.

    I wonder if your dealer also owns the gas station you normally use?!?
     
  4. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I don't know the dealer's reasoning as to why you should use premium when the manual says to use regular. Haven't heard that one before! I used regular and I'm sure that is what you will find that the Explorer's tank will be filled with when it arrives.
    Welcome to the Forum DDF. :wavey:

    Peter
     
  5. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    Regular. Dealer is full of it..Maybe he has a stake in one of the local gas stations?
     
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    ...same uneducated reasoning goes into changing the oil after the first 1000 miles.....
     
  7. GregV8

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    I always get regular.... But I was at the pump the other day and was so shocked by the much higher than average price of this particular station that I said what the hell, if I get robbed I might as well go all the way, so I filled up with BP ultimate 93 $4.50 gas.
    Difference? Nothing. Same mileage, same power, same sound.
     

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