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Stay away from Chevron 94 if you want a smooth running FJ


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Hey All,
 
Just thought I would share my experience. I've been running Chevron 94 as a default since I bought the bike and started to notice, especially at low speed, how rough my FJ ran. Fortunately, at one point on a ride last week I had to fuel with 91 Octane at Esso and noticed an immediate change - better low speed torque, way smoother engine response and generally a nicer ride. I've seen experimented and have come to the conclusion that my FJ does not like Chevron 94 as basically any 91 Octane fuel runs way better. 
 
Save a few cents and stick to the 91, IMO!
 
 
 
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Hey All, 
Just thought I would share my experience. I've been running Chevron 94 as a default since I bought the bike and started to notice, especially at low speed, how rough my FJ ran. Fortunately, at one point on a ride last week I had to fuel with 91 Octane at Esso and noticed an immediate change - better low speed torque, way smoother engine response and generally a nicer ride. I've seen experimented and have come to the conclusion that my FJ does not like Chevron 94 as basically any 91 Octane fuel runs way better. 
 
Save a few cents and stick to the 91, IMO!
 
 

I have been  running the mid grade since new and have had no problems, like pinging.  Get good gas mileage too.  I also have had no problem when I had to use Regular, 87 when that was all that was available.

Ken, Candy Ass L.D.R. Sleeps 8 hours
(2)2005 FJR1300abs:  230,000 m
2015 FJ-09:  114,000 m (Replaced engine at 106K)

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Did you use the same gas station for the Chevron? Might be something about the tanks, not the gas itself. Chevron should be one of the better brands out there.
 
I put almost whatever premium I find in the tank and occasionally ethanol free. I'm not tracking mileage in detail, but I've only ever had one bad experience at a no-name gas station where I got ~ 1/2 the mileage I normally do (this on another bike). Refueled and never had another problem.
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Resurrecting this as I was about to post that I had hesitation issues ONLY in 'B' mode (low speed, as in parking lot / leaving parking lot speed) which I never noticed before.
 
Now that I read this I do currently have Petro Canada 94 in my tank (been the last few tanks)
 
I normally use either Shell gold or Petro 94... but if this is the cause (not that I use B mode that often.... mostly just to have smoother parking lot exit)
 
Would be interesting to hear from others.
 
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