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Old 07-16-2005, 08:39 AM   #21
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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....

This is offically the longest post I've ever made outside of the lounge...scary stuff....
I know shell claims their additives clean your fuel system and give better mpg, they still advertise, i saw one of their commercials about less than 2 days ago.
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I think high octane fuel is a goo idea for "high" performance cars. Runs through the system better whereas lower octane plays hell from having more impuritys in the gas itself, IE midgrade, premium and a plethora of octance boosters on the market. Now by no means am I a gas expert, but thats what I got outta that show. I stick to shell or speedway depending on where I am at.
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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
Actually sheetz is where I go to get the good ****. I will pay more attention to the name next time
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:15 PM   #24
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what do you all think about using clark gas?
i use clark mobil or citgo gas stations but bad gas will make ur car run funny it happened to me on many of occasions
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If there is a tanker truck filling up the storage tanks, don't pump gas. It stirs up any junk thats at the bottom of the tank. Also sometimes the storage tanks get excessive amounts of water trapped in the tanks. I don't think theres any one brand of gas that is bad, it depends more on station to station.
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Shell gas sucks, period. I don't fill up there, and never shall.


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I've liked shell, but my shell has been closed for months now, not sure why, its not shut down, but it'* never open. these days i goto mobil unless i happen to run out out of gas before the cheap day
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There'* actually an article in this month'* Car and Driver about this very topic. Basically it says that the cheaper the gas, the more likely it is that it has other crap in it that can cause buildup in your engine. And we all know that isn't good.
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Shell gas sucks, period. I don't fill up there, and never shall.


-justin
But you don't drive, how would u need to fill up?


All gas is made at a local area refinery according to manufacturers specs. If you get "bad gas" then it'* a problem at the refinery or their blend (very uncommon).

I've gotten my best milage from BP gas though.
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What do you guys think of this?

http://toptiergas.com/retailers.html
I saw a article in my August Car and Driver mag where they mentioned that site. ( heck I even went and checked that site out after I got up off the can )

But as far as gas goes I use Sunoco in my Bonneville cuz they have 94 octane plus it seems like my Bonne likes it. The last few weeks thats been $2.49-2.57 for me..


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