Toyota Land Cruiser
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Your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline.
Select octane rating 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher. Use
of unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower than 87 may result
in engine knocking. Persistent knocking can lead to engine damage.
At minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications
of ASTM D4814 in the U.S.A.
- Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline
To help prevent incorrect fueling, your Toyota has a fuel tank opening that
only accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.
- Consult your Toyota dealer.
- You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while
or driving uphill. This is normal and there is no need for concern.
In very few cases, driveability problems may be caused by the brand of
you are using. If driveability problems persist, try changing the brand of
gasoline. If this does not correct the problem, consult your Toyota dealer.
- Gasoline quality standards
- Automotive manufacturers in the US, Europe and Japan have developed
a specification for fuel quality called World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC)
that is expected to be applied worldwide.
- The WWFC consists of four categories that are based on required emission
levels. In the US, category 4 has been adopted.
- The WWFC improves air quality by lowering emissions in vehicle fleets,
and customer satisfaction through better performance.
- Toyota recommends the use of gasoline containing detergent additives
- Toyota recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives
to avoid build-up of engine deposits.
- All gasoline sold in the US contains minimum detergent additives to
clean and/or keep clean intake systems, per EPA’s lowest additives
- Toyota strongly recommends the use of Top Tier Detergent Gasoline. For
more information on Top Tier Detergent Gasoline and a list of marketers,
please go to the official website www.toptiergas.com.
- Toyota recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline
Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains
such as ethanol or MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) is available in
Toyota recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline and appropriately
blended reformulated gasoline. These types of gasoline provide excellent
vehicle performance, reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
- Toyota does not recommend blended gasoline
- Use only gasoline containing a maximum
of 10% ethanol.
DO NOT use any flex-fuel or gasoline
that could contain more than 10% ethanol,
including from any pump labeled
E15, E30, E50, E85 (which are only
some examples of fuel containing more
than 10% ethanol).
- If you use gasohol in your Toyota, be sure that it has an octane rating
lower than 87.
- Toyota DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol.
- Toyota does not recommend gasoline containing MMT
Some gasoline contains octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcy
clopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).
Toyota DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline that contains MMT. If
fuel containing MMT is used, your emission control system may be
The malfunction indicator lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If
this happens, contact your Toyota dealer for service.
- Do not use improper fuels. If improper fuels are used the engine
- Do not use leaded gasoline.
Leaded gasoline can cause damage to your vehicle’s three-way
converters causing the emission control system to malfunction.
- Do not use gasohol other than that stated here.
Other gasohol may cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance
- Using unleaded gasoline with an octane number or rating lower
stated here will cause persistent heavy knocking.
At worst, this will lead to engine damage.
- Fuel-related poor driveability
If after using a different type of fuel, poor driveability is
hot starting, vaporization, engine knocking, etc.), discontinue the use
type of fuel.
- When refueling with gasohole
Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle’s paint.
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