Turbo question


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May 8, 2022
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Been chatting with a buddy about gas and turbo etc.. I know we have polled who is using what for fuel but my buddy is adamant I should run premium.. how much boost does the raptor hit? Debating the need for premium or not.. those that already have their raptor what are you running? Thanks ❤️😉✌🏻
I agree with your buddy, use the highest available octane in your area, well up to 93 octane anyways, beyond that not sure if the ecoboost engines will benefit if already at full advance with the 93 octane. I've seen the 2.3L & 2.7L nano engines published HP & Torque increase with 93 octane, I'll look for the 3.0L info.
Below copied from the Bronco owners manual, which contains info for the 2.3L, 2.7L, & 3.0L. I also confirmed this is the identical info provided in my own Bronco Raptor electronic Owners Manual.

"Your vehicle operates on regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87.
Some fuel stations, particularly those in high altitude areas, offer fuels posted as regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating below 87. The use of these fuels could result in engine damage that will not be covered by the vehicle Warranty.
For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. The performance gained by using premium fuel is most noticeable in hot weather as well as other conditions, for example when towing a trailer. See Towing a Trailer.
Do not be concerned if the engine sometimes knocks lightly. However, if the engine knocks heavily while using fuel with the recommended octane rating, contact an authorized dealer to prevent any engine damage.
We recommend Top Tier detergent gasolines, where available to help minimize engine deposits and maintain optimal vehicle and engine performance.
For additional information, visit www.toptiergas.com.
Note: Use of any fuel for which the vehicle was not designed can impair the emission control system, cause loss of vehicle performance, and cause damage to the engine which may not be covered by the vehicle Warranty.
Do not use:
  • Diesel fuel.
  • Fuels containing kerosene or paraffin.
  • Fuel containing more than 15% ethanol or E85 fuel.
  • Fuels containing methanol.
  • Fuels containing metallic-based additives, including manganese-based compounds.
  • Fuels containing the octane booster additive, methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT).
  • Leaded fuel, using leaded fuel is prohibited by law.
The use of fuels with metallic compounds such as methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl, which is a manganese-based fuel additive, will impair engine performance and affect the emission control system."
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Love being able to confirm information now using my own Bronco Raptor :love: