Using premium because of the extra horsepower....LOLHey everyone, I was wondering what type of gas do you guys use? I currently using premium on my PF because it such a new vehicle and don't wanna damage anything.. What type of gas do you all prefer using?
The reason for that is because a lot of New Mexico is higher elevation. Lower the octane number the easier the gas combust in the engine. With higher elevation and thus lower oxygen in the air the gas has to be lower fuel octane level. Around Denver, co they run around 83-85 as regular. 86 will run fine in the pathfinder.I use octane 88. In NM they carry 86, 88, and 91. The pathfinder calls for 87, so I am stuck with 88. Not sure why that is for NM. I have been to TX, AZ and CA with my pathfinder and regular unleaded in those states is 87 but for some reason regular unleaded in NM is 86.
Higher octane does not mean more cleaning agents, all gas from a single station is going to have the same cleaning agents no matter the octane level.I've always used the mid-grade, but primarily for improved cleaning agents (supposedly). I figure the lowest grade is a blend of whatever, but nothing to back it up. In Colorado the low is 85, Mid 87, and Premium 91
It does not. I'm pretty sure that changed in '12. I know the '13's suggest regular in the manual...I know this because we're driving a new Murano now while the PF is awaiting a new tranny.While we're on the subject: Anyone know if the newer Murano's still suggest premium fuel? My wife's 2009 Murano suggests that.
Some stations only have two tanks, regular and premium. Mid-grade is just a 50-50 mix of the two.BTW, a station owner once told me that the mid-grade is often the same stuff as high octane. To avoid bringing in extra trucks they just fill the mid-grade tanks with premium.