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Question What gas do I use in my FJ??

I was told by Toyota that I don't need to use Premium gas in my FJ. Then I read that Toyota Japan has sent out a memo that Regular gas is okay to use. Now I am confused, the salesman says the gas between regular and premium is the best????????????????? can anybody throw some light on this, in the mean time I am using premium. Help!!
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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

gas is gas in the fj - Go for it!!!

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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

I have 3000 miles on mine and have used nothing but regular. They say premium only because the mpg is higher with premium and it helps Toyota meed minimum mpg mandates.
My last two vehicles I purchared new and drove over 300,000 miles I ran regular and Mercedes said premium only. I had two ML320's.
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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

Great to know, thx

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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

Toyota can't force you to use any grade of gasoline.

The only thing is if you notice your truck knocking--then you should use a higher grade of gas (but even then Toyota still can't force you to use Premium).

Use Regular and see if you like it.

Odds are you won't notice a difference.

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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

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I was told by Toyota that I don't need to use Premium gas in my FJ. Then I read that Toyota Japan has sent out a memo that Regular gas is okay to use. Now I am confused, the salesman says the gas between regular and premium is the best????????????????? can anybody throw some light on this, in the mean time I am using premium. Help!!
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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

What I do is use one tank of Premium, as recommended by Toyota, and then one tank of regular. Moderation in the day of $3.00 a gallon is a good thing!
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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

HEY, IF THE ENGINE WAS DESIGNED TO USE PREMIUN, WELL, USE PREMIUM.
IF NOT, USE PREMIUM UNTIL TOYOTA SENDS A NOTICE TO ALL THE DEALERS AND CUSTOMERS THAT ALL FJ'S CAN RUN ON REGULAR TOO.

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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

3000 on her now and have mostly used 87, sometimes 89 when I plan on working her a little. No problems noticed, no sign of knocking, pinging, low power, poor idle etc.
Picked up this bulletin from the dealer a few weeks ago.

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Re: What gas do I use in my FJ??

Do you mean this?:
http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...5&d=1148315471
It says you can use regular

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HEY, IF THE ENGINE WAS DESIGNED TO USE PREMIUN, WELL, USE PREMIUM.
IF NOT, USE PREMIUM UNTIL TOYOTA SENDS A NOTICE TO ALL THE DEALERS AND CUSTOMERS THAT ALL FJ'S CAN RUN ON REGULAR TOO.

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