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97' SE --> did another fuel test.

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I bought my 97' SE 1500 in 06' with 56,000 km on it, barely broke in. When I first got it I asked all the questions about what octane to use in it, the answer from this site and others was 87. I used 87 for about a year and then did a few tanks of 93 to see if I got better mileage, I did not.

So this past week I was fuelling up at my local Shell station. They sell 87 with 10%, 89 with 5% and 93 with no ethanol. I had a empty tank and decided to fill with 93. Rode until the tank was empty again at 345 km.
Not any better fuel mileage, just gained 10 more km on a tank of fuel that cost me $2 more than the 87.

So it is back to 87 with 10%.

End of test.

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At the end of your riding season I would think non E would not hurt for storage along with a decent fuel stabilizer. That would for sure be my choice.
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At the end of your riding season I would think non E would not hurt for storage along with a decent fuel stabilizer. That would for sure be my choice.

Good suggestion, I will do that.


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different vehicle,


My Suburban is a K1500 4x4 Automatic tranny with 5.7L "350" engine, I reprogrammed the ECM for better torque and transmission shifting with 87 octane.


when pulling our 10,000 lb Toy Hauler to Colorado and back, I noticed that when pure gas was available, the truck would shift properly and gain speed even up hills of 4-5 percent grades.
Whereas with E-10 it would not shift out of 2nd gear on the level against a strong headwind.


The price difference was horrible, but the power available to the ground was easy to see watching the tachometer... E-0 would run on the level at 1800 RPM, whereas against the same headwinds, the tachometer stayed at about 2450 or higher... all of this on Cruise Control.


at home, no trailer, not sure I can really tell a difference just driving locally for short distances.

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