can I use regular gas in a 2012 Taurus SHO

Asked by Nov 23, 2014 at 09:32 PM about the 2012 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

Question type: General

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wht does the manual say

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It requires premium fuel, if you use regular it will lower the gas milage and possibly damage the engine. Here is a link to the online owners manual:

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Michael is right, SHO means "super high output" which would require 92 octane or higher. With some cars the computer would compensate for lower octane, but I would not take that chance with this car. lower grade gas would cause knocking that could damage the valves,

Thanks for the info. The manual explains a lot of stuff


Car will run OK, but not as well as with high octane. Follow Ford's specs.

Thanks, will do

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