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p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

Guys- what's the skinny on the lowest (AKA Cheapest) gas we can safely use in the 4.6L HSE Rovers?

87, 89, 91, 93...... USA I"m talking here. NOT worried about performance, just putting around in the old beater and here in the North East gas is quite expensive.

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

Ugh, not this again. :evil:

THis dicussion rates right up there is what brand oil is best and what soap to use on a door hinge. :lol:

There are more than a few threads on this topic already. It boils down to two groups of People. THere are folks like me that have logged hundreds of thousands of miles on my Rovers and pretty much only burned cheap regular fuel with never an issue. Then there are the purists that believe their rigs will self destruct with regular because their fuel flap says "premium".

Have a read and a chuckle at the "debates" already posted and make your own choice.
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

I'd like to point out that the manual itself says it will take regular unleaded.
 

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Can be used and recommended are two different things. Recomended is "premium" here in the States. I for one vote for letting the knock sensors do their job. :mrgreen:
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

93 octane is all I will recommend because the fuel door says premium, premium gas has the most detergents (the good stuff), and it gives maximum gas mileage.

Also I don't want to touch the commoners' 87 octane pump. I fear I'll contract a disease.

Clearly you know the good stuff is what LR says to use. If you can't afford an extra $4 per tank then wtf are you doing with a Range Rover?
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

I use ethanol treatment in all my motors. Octane is one thing, alcohol and water another. Look for something like Stabil product or others.
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

Clearly you know the good stuff is what LR says to use. If you can't afford an extra $4 per tank then wtf are you doing with a Range Rover?
Probably buying parts for it.
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

..im using 95, simply because its only option i have other than 97 and diesel :)
 

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Probably buying parts for it.
Ain't that the truth. Lol.

I will say, I've only ever used Premium with my new engine. The old one, I'd usually put blend.
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

Guys- what's the skinny on the lowest (AKA Cheapest) gas we can safely use in the 4.6L HSE Rovers?

87, 89, 91, 93...... USA I"m talking here. NOT worried about performance, just putting around in the old beater and here in the North East gas is quite expensive.

Thanks!
Come in Bulgaria and you will see what is expensive fuel!.In USA fuel is cheap as dirt !
 

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Use normal petrol for your RR or it will be even more expensive for u if you use not proper petrol and something happen to your English Tank!
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

I use regular unleaded in aussieland, mind u it's 91 Oct.....have used premium on occasions but there's no difference in both performance and consumption...the Aussie manual says to use regular 91ron unleaded.
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

Like most have said here, it is really up to you man. For me? Whatever is cheap and avaliable at the time. I put two tanks of 92 oct when I first purchased the truck, then gave 87 a try on a whim and a light wallet at the time. I have really not seen any difference in performance or gas mileage. so it is your call.
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

..also, this is rather interesting test, related to topic..

 

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Comes back to the whole "If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is" thing, doesn't it!
 

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Re: p38a Range Rover fuel/gas/petrol Min RON in USA- 87,89,91,93? Whats the consesus?

Interesting Video...

As per RRToadHall "THis dicussion rates right up there is what brand oil is best and what soap to use on a door hinge"
Soap on a door hinge?... LOL
Mongo
 
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