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Old 07-28-2004, 09:28 AM   #21
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Mobil 1 synthetic 10w30 and sunoco'* ultra 94 octane.
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It still burns me up that the highest octane within 200 miles is 91...
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Old 07-28-2004, 12:00 PM   #22
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Wasn't there a thread not too long ago about shell gas making the gas gauge stick? The gas gauge would stick on full.

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I think it was a temporary issue with shell, that is now fixed.

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Here'* an article I found on line that may explain some fuel gauge problems. Where did you buy your gas this past weekend???!!!

Holiday Weekend Debacle Will Cost Shell

Just before the holiday weekend, Shell Oil had to stop selling gasoline at more than 500 stations in Florida and Louisiana due to unusually high levels of sulfur that could cause fuel gauges to stop working. The bad fuel was sold throughout Florida in stations branded as either Shell or Texaco, and also in the New Orleans area. About 40 Chevron stations in the New Orleans area were also affected.

The problem fuel, supplied from a refinery in Norco, Louisiana, contained unusually high sulfur levels-high enough to foul the delicate silver circuits of fuel-level switches, either rendering them temporarily inoperable or completely ruining them. Shell said that the sulfur levels should not cause any engine damage. High sulfur levels are also known to affect some emissions equipment, though Shell did not release any information about the possibility of damage from such short-term use.

Prior to the news breaking on Friday, Shell had already received 825 claims of fuel gauge problems likely due to the bad fuel and many more inquiries. The gauge issues could prove a significant financial liability for Shell, as gas gauge issues normally cost several hundred dollars to fix-much higher for some vehicles. Station owners also will have deal with the loss of income from one of the year'* biggest driving weekends.

Despite the supply issues for Shell, there did not seem to be any shortage and gasoline was still selling at low prices in the region compared to the rest of the country. The average for the New Orleans area on Friday was $1.94 per gallon. By the end of the weekend, Shell had managed to bring gasoline service back to most of the stations in the affected regions. Premium fuel was reportedly unaffected by the problem, and was being offered for the price of low-grade in some locations so they could do business.

Customers who believe they have a problem with their vehicles due to the bad fuel should call Shell at 866-562-6690 or 877-825-2467, or Chevron at 800-362-8900.
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I just get regular gas, whatever is cheapest (*don't hurt me*)
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Mobil 1 synthetic 10w30 and sunoco'* ultra 94 octane.
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It still burns me up that the highest octane within 200 miles is 91...
Dude that bites ,94 does for our cars what viagra does for the old chaps
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bp gas with mobil 1 10w30 full sythetic
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whatever'* cheap and suited to the moment
Mad Dog 20/20, Wild Irish Rose, Thunderbird, Night Train I think they are all synthetic blends
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whatever'* cheap and suited to the moment
Ditto here on my '96 Avenger (ran 116k strong until it was sold) and the '98 Bonneville, never had any problems with either... well, not related to the engine anyway. Avenger I changed oil with Super Tech (Walmart store brand) 10W30, worked as good as any name brand. I know there are some differences in oils, but I really don't believe all the marketing media hype for the most part. For the Aurora I use 90 octane gasoline (at one of two stations where it costs the same as 87), and I'd like to go with synthetic oil if it is advised for my current mileage.
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BP midgrade, I use Max life I was using Slick 50 but now Valvoline has come up with thier own engine treatment; So I use Valvoline eury thing from the fuel injector to the tranny fluid.
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i use pensoil 10-30w and a prolong oil/engine treatment. and for gas i get premium gas from a citgo gas station.
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for those of you using synthetic . . .

How often do you change your oil? every three thousand gets pricey doesn't it?


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