Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #13  
Old 05-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bay Village, OH
Posts: 625
Thanks: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 1178
14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

^^^^^^^^

Great call! Way too funny


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 81
Thanks: 34
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 203
JGCDieselPowered is on a distinguished road
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Quote:
Originally Posted by husker_fan View Post
I have always used ethanol in vehicles and learn mowers, etc. with no problems. Everyone I know uses ethanol and nobody I know has ever had any type of problem that originated from the ethanol.

The are a lot of myths out there regarding ethanol and I have yet to see any become true. A lot of the myths have been started by companies so they can sell products to "clean" your engine from ethanol.

Every mechanic I have talked to has said ethanol is fine, get more power and better for the environment.

So if the ethanol "gums" up the motor then why has my lawn mowers been fine after sitting for a year in a shed and crank on the first try and never stutter.
Glad it hasn't caused issues for you. Many lawn mowers recommend a fuel stabilizer if the fuel sits for too long. Boat fuel is many times non-ethanol because the fuel sits in the tank for a long time and may not be used. All I can speak to is specific situations I have personally seen due to ethanol fuel and all issues that have gone away when I don't use the ethanol fuel. All this aside, anyone who has had a vehicle that can take the higher ethanol fuel (E85) and regular fuel can verify, the E85 fuel SIGNIFICANTLY lowers MPG. An employee that worked for me had a Dodge Van that could take E85 or 87 octane with the 10% octane. The mileage was less than 15 mpgs with the E85 and almost 21 with 87 octane. This was tracked over several fill ups and different drivers. E85 reduced mileage every time. Plus is seems that guys are getting better mileage in their Hemi's when not using the 10% ethanol gas. My JGC will be diesel so not something I have to worry about for my vehicle.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-10-2014, 06:27 PM
JTS97Z28's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 1,449
Thanks: 0
Thanked 29 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 25144
JTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to JTS97Z28
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

I haven't seen ethanol free fuel here around Chicago in atleast a decade. Every vehicle I have owned has done at or better than advertised fuel economy ratings by the manufacturer. No vehicle I have owned has ever suffered from any of these so called ethanol issues. It's just a Jeep, not a space shuttle, burn what's recommended and whatever is most convenient for you. With all that said though I will recommend a quality name brand fuel though, however for reasons that I have nothing to back up because the car will run just fine with any brand fuel lol.
Basically, what I'm getting at is don't over think it. Just use what's recommended and convenient for you to purchase :-)
__________________
2012 Overland...sold
2007 Acura TL Type S 6mt
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Hitchhiking
My Jeep: 2008 6.1L SRT8
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: middleburg fl
Posts: 909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 0
kennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond reputekennzz05 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 14SummitHemi View Post
^^^^^

So unless my calcerlater is mehst up using your numberz let's call it a wash on cost/mile to go with better "reel" gas for the injun....cool.....gotta find me sum...
next time you go to a school reunion, find your english teacher and slap her
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bay Village, OH
Posts: 625
Thanks: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 1178
14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute14SummitHemi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

^^^^^

Know weigh, Misses Walden wuz 23 , blond and hot ---


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2015
Hammerhead has a reputation beyond reputeHammerhead has a reputation beyond reputeHammerhead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Is the Rec-90 taxed like regular gas? I'm just asking because one location at my biodiesel supplier also sells B100 for off-road use only which doesn't have any gas tax and it has the pink dye.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-11-2014, 12:42 AM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 233
Thanks: 16
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 837
Roadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
I'm just asking because one location at my biodiesel supplier also sells B100 for off-road use only which doesn't have any gas tax and it has the pink dye.
Just an FYI, the diesel supplement for the JGC states that anything higher than B20 is not approved and can void the engine warranty.

Also, although biodiesel is naturally low in sulfur, "off-road use" / dyed regular diesel can have a much higher sulfur content than the diesel JGC can tolerate (it requires ULSD only).

Just in case there were any other EcoDiesel owners reading your post...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 233
Thanks: 16
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 837
Roadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JGCDieselPowered View Post
My JGC will be diesel so not something I have to worry about for my vehicle.
Don't get too excited. The Ag lobby may be coming for you in your state with laws to mandate biodiesel mix. Where I live it's getting harder to find real diesel that isn't adulterated by biodiesel. In some other states, it's already required by law.

In the diesel supplement you will see that the filters and oil are progressively de-rated for running B5 through B20. A DIY oil change will cost ~$100.

I burn real diesel only.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Dan JGC's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,898
Thanks: 2
Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts
Rep Power: 3925
Dan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Just filled up the tank with REC 90. No ethanol and 90 octane versus the mid grade 89 with up to 10% ethanol that I normally use. The price was $4.20/gallon for REC 90 versus $3.84/gallon for mid grade 89.......36’ +9.375% more. Will it be worth it? Dunno, but probably not. Worth trying though.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg REC 90 Sign.jpg (159.2 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg REC 90 Price.jpg (175.5 KB, 17 views)
__________________
•|||||||• 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 V8 in Bright White Clear Coat exterior with Grand Canyon Jeep Brown interior. •|||||||•
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-26-2014, 10:45 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 81
Thanks: 34
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 203
JGCDieselPowered is on a distinguished road
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadkill View Post
Don't get too excited. The Ag lobby may be coming for you in your state with laws to mandate biodiesel mix. Where I live it's getting harder to find real diesel that isn't adulterated by biodiesel. In some other states, it's already required by law.

In the diesel supplement you will see that the filters and oil are progressively de-rated for running B5 through B20. A DIY oil change will cost ~$100.

I burn real diesel only.
Yes real diesel here as well. I would still take diesel with some bio vs gas with ethanol. Just my preference.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-26-2014, 11:46 PM
Marlon_JB2's Avatar
Premium Member

My Jeep: 2010 3.7L KK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Jefferson North Assembly Plant
Posts: 2,488
Thanks: 42
Thanked 141 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 86807
Marlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond reputeMarlon_JB2 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Marlon_JB2 Send a message via Yahoo to Marlon_JB2 Send a message via Skype™ to Marlon_JB2
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LTrainGC View Post
The $4/tank extra every so often isn't breaking the bank too bad. Also, I do appreciate you replying in a dialect that is easier for me to understand, being in SC and all. I wish more people realized my struggle to read that damn proper yankee english!


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Do I get a cookie for understanding Southern English and Yankee English?
__________________
JEFFERSON NORTH Assembly Plant STATUS:
PILOT/Production Build!!!!!

The Marlon Garage Contains The Following Methods of Engine Powered Transportation:
'10 Jeep Liberty Renegade 4x4 - BACK! With new TIRES and WHEELS!
- My posts are NOT a representation of the official views of Chrysler Group LLC or any of its affiliates -
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-27-2014, 01:33 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 833
Thanks: 5
Thanked 18 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 127145
loveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond reputeloveracing1988 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Quote:
Originally Posted by husker_fan View Post
I have always used ethanol in vehicles and learn mowers, etc. with no problems. Everyone I know uses ethanol and nobody I know has ever had any type of problem that originated from the ethanol.

The are a lot of myths out there regarding ethanol and I have yet to see any become true. A lot of the myths have been started by companies so they can sell products to "clean" your engine from ethanol.

Every mechanic I have talked to has said ethanol is fine, get more power and better for the environment.

So if the ethanol "gums" up the motor then why has my lawn mowers been fine after sitting for a year in a shed and crank on the first try and never stutter.
I second this, a lot of mechanics will just say it is thr ethanols fault when it is just old gas or water in the gas. Anytime I fill a gas can for lawn mowers and such I will put stabil in as well, I've never had a problem with it.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Gas Station do you use? Jeff_H2O Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 29 05-27-2013 10:47 PM
overdrive to use or not to use? bigdaddy Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 2 05-11-2013 06:34 AM
V8 --- what grade of gas to use? Dan JGC Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 32 09-21-2011 12:34 PM
What type of gas does the 3.6l use? Angel Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 2 11-08-2010 09:49 PM
Leather Care: to use or not to use.....? Sir Bean Detailing 13 10-31-2010 10:30 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community