Welcome to the Forum Larry.I am waiting on my 2020 Explorer ST.
Wondering if I can use 87 Octane fuel or
must I use higher. What are current owners using?
‘Thanks Peter, have another question. The rear trailer hitch now shows whereas previous Sport Explorer had a cover to hide the hitch. Wonder if anyone has found an cover that can go on to give a better look to the back?Welcome to the Forum Larry.
As with the 5th gen Sport, the Manual recommends 87 octane, but for peak performance and/or towing, premium is recommended. While you are waiting, you can download a copy of the Owner's Manual. http://www.fordservicecontent.com/F...-Owners-Manual-version-2_om_EN-US_06_2019.pdf
There is no cover but plenty of plugs to at least cover the hole.‘Thanks Peter, have another question. The rear trailer hitch now shows whereas previous Sport Explorer had a cover to hide the hitch. Wonder if anyone has found an cover that can go on to give a better look to the back?
I would agree.10.5:1 compression and boost. Seems like really high pressures to me on 87.
I'll be running 93. $8 more per fill.
Also agree, you will always get the best performance out of the lowest octane fuel as long as its sufficient to suppress detonation with optimal ignition timing.No offense but if it is not programmed for it, it does nothing for it except waste money. 93 will not run better on a 87 tune.
I'm not sure how that guy came to his equations but even at 2 mpg better we are talking maybe 40 miles more per fill, so 2 ish gallon savings equating to about $6.I out 93 in yesterday and will run it for a few tanks. It is my wife's daily driver and her route is always the same so without telling her, I am curious to see her average now. She gets 21.6-21.9mpg on 87 consistently. Where I filled up was 40 cents more per gallon so about $6 a tank each week more.