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2009 Lexus ES 350 Base 4dr Sedan

2009 Lexus ES 350
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
19 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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April 1, 2013, 7:49 am

Coach J
 

Question: what grade of gas should i use in 09 es3550

dealer told me to use regular (89), but manual say's 91 or higher.


April 1, 2013, 11:44 am

Ron W
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I would follow the manual. It is odd that the dealer would have a different opinion than the factory.

You might contact a different dealer and see what their opinion is. I may be that through experience, they have found that the lower octane fuel works fine.


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