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Old 07-16-2005, 12:58 AM   #11
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I'm not going to say you guys are wrong...since you all know me well enough to know that I haven't a clue (for the most part) what I'm talking about when it comes to cars. BUT...I was watching 20/20 tonight, and they were talking about summer myths, one of course having to do with the gas we buy. It is their belief, and the belief of NASCAR drivers and NASCAR mechanics that Premium gas doesn't do anything better for you (or actually makes your MPG worse) unless you have an engine that has to have it (I'm guessing you SSEi people fit there). They went on to discuss the branded vs. off branded gasses. These same people said that there really isn't a difference. It'* all refined in the same place, using the same methods. So, your favorite brand of gas differs from another "off brand" just because of additives. Whether those work, its anyones guess. They also mentioned years ago one company (who'* name I have since forgotten...well known company, but it'* unimportant really) claimed their additives helped with MPG and what not but the EPA said that they couldn't make such claims because of lack of scientific evidence. Needless to say, they stopped making their claimes and haven't since started back up. Take it for what its worth....

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I saw the same show and while I tend to agree with them I also know that some older stations that haven't redone their underground tanks are subject to get leaks and rust meaning watered down fuel and rust sediment. I think it is all a crap shoot anyway.
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what do you all think about using clark gas?
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I'm not going to say you guys are wrong...since you all know me well enough to know that I haven't a clue (for the most part) what I'm talking about when it comes to cars. BUT...I was watching 20/20 tonight, and they were talking about summer myths, one of course having to do with the gas we buy. It is their belief, and the belief of NASCAR drivers and NASCAR mechanics that Premium gas doesn't do anything better for you (or actually makes your MPG worse) unless you have an engine that has to have it (I'm guessing you SSEi people fit there). They went on to discuss the branded vs. off branded gasses. These same people said that there really isn't a difference. It'* all refined in the same place, using the same methods. So, your favorite brand of gas differs from another "off brand" just because of additives. Whether those work, its anyones guess. They also mentioned years ago one company (who'* name I have since forgotten...well known company, but it'* unimportant really) claimed their additives helped with MPG and what not but the EPA said that they couldn't make such claims because of lack of scientific evidence. Needless to say, they stopped making their claimes and haven't since started back up. Take it for what its worth....

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I saw the same show and while I tend to agree with them I also know that some older stations that haven't redone their underground tanks are subject to get leaks and rust meaning watered down fuel and rust sediment. I think it is all a crap shoot anyway.
Well, yeah, that'* a totally different issue. I mean, if you want to talk about good and bad gas stations, you could. I'm just thinking that you can't say any one name is good or bad...or at least you can't from the sounds of it.
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There is a gas station that always ***** up my car, I will get a SES light to come on after I fill up from there. I get the EGR bank 1 and Exhaust trim to lean codes. Any other station I dont get those codes. Its ridiculous.
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Well, yeah, that'* a totally different issue. I mean, if you want to talk about good and bad gas stations, you could. I'm just thinking that you can't say any one name is good or bad...or at least you can't from the sounds of it.
All gas is provided from the same refineries. Perhaps the better stations get the fuel from the top of the truck and then they sell the stuff closer to the bottom of the tanker to the little crappy stations.
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There is a gas station that always f*** up my car, I will get a SES light to come on after I fill up from there. I get the EGR bank 1 and Exhaust trim to lean codes. Any other station I dont get those codes. Its ridiculous.
getgo or sheetz?? :P
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Well, yeah, that'* a totally different issue. I mean, if you want to talk about good and bad gas stations, you could. I'm just thinking that you can't say any one name is good or bad...or at least you can't from the sounds of it.
All gas is provided from the same refineries. Perhaps the better stations get the fuel from the top of the truck and then they sell the stuff closer to the bottom of the tanker to the little crappy stations.
Wouldn't matter.....Because the shitty stuff on the bottom would come out first. So I guess u got it backwards?
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All I can say is:

STAY AWAY FROM CASEY'*
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The general stores?

I've gotten some of the best gas there?

Well really I don't know, but for being a small town chain, I've never had any complaints about them.
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i get my gas a mobil, i know it wont be bad bad gas and they have 6 off premium on monday and thursday
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