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Old 04-02-2013, 12:23 PM   #21
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Which motor oil is the best?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #22
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Stuff you get at Pepboys are carcinogenic. I prefer extra virgin olive oil myself. Hey, any product that has the word "virgin" in the name can't be bad.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #23
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #24
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"...He switched to Exxon or Shell and it cleared up. He used these brands in his pickumup truck and got +2 MPG."

I'd question the credibility of anybody who claims +2 mpg by fueling up at a different gas station.
There was a time when I might have agreed. Not anymore. For months I was filling my company truck up at shell, Murphy's, and texaco only. I did 4 tanks from each station. I ONLY drove to and from work. Same route daily. I consistently got 2 miles per gallon less from Murphy's at Walmart than the other two. I did this trial over several months. I logged it all
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #25
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In the article this was stated x I just poured the last of the lawnmower and 2 stroke mix into the RAV's gas tank and I'll fill the gas cans with Exxon or Shell this week.c putting a two stroke mix in a.car does. Not sound like a good idea.maybe the amount is not enough to make a difference.
Yeah, I read that too. lol.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #26
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I get about 28 mpg in my car regardless of the gas I use. The only way to change my mpg is to slow down to below 70 - then I get about 30 mpg. But I refuse to slow down and so I get 28 mpg.

I get about 50 mpg in my bike. It doesn't matter how fast or slow I ride, I always get about 50 mpg.

So, in my testing I have found that if you drive slower, you will get better gas mileage.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #27
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This how it works.

I commute 118 miles every day and notice no difference between any gas other than the smell and how clean the station is.

I do not support chevron because they treat the contractors like .

SAFTEY HUMAN ENERGY SAFTEY SAFTEY it is all BS.

You get sick in the office, pass out on the floor and people walk by you like you are a drunk in the street.

Screw shell too.
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Gasoline and motor oil are like religions. You believe what you want to believe.

If it work for you, more power to you.

I just know that automakers employ countless engineers, who spend millions of R&D money to extract fuel efficiency improvement measured in fractions of a percent. Then some lawn care mechanic swears he get +2mpg on his pickup, which is a whopping 15% improvement from 13 to 15mpg. Just by switching gasoline brand.

Hmmm...
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With respect to saftey and compared to other major and simi major (in my experience), yes, at least in the office environment.

I had a heat stroke on the way back form a Dr appt. Got to cvx and to my cube told my manager what was happening best I could and manager said "we have a doctor but I would have to fill out a form...."

I guess the buisness unit gets a mark against them if they have an incident.

A heat stroke is a medical emergancy. All their safety talk is just talk. I sat there in the office with my jacket still on, spewing vomit and shivering but mostly just unconsious on the floor. My arms and legs were numb, I was confused, I was really ***** up. This was my second heat stroke. I did not eat for about 36 hours after that incident and it cost me time away form the job.

6 hours later when I got home my wife took my temp, I was still over 101. She told me to get in a cold shower. It brought my temp down.

Your brain does not work correctly if you are hypo or hyperthermic.

Don't even get me started on BBS observations....
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I find it amusing that certain individuals have such strong opinions regarding subjects they know little about.
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I like this akin to the 'Wind Power' plans that all these fly by night power companies offer...As if there's a parallel line of copper/aluminum next to the coal burners and nuclear cables just for wind an solar. Ha!

All the gas comes from the same tanks before they get to the trucks. If you get your gas from Crazy Hildalgos around the corner and your car runs like he probably doesn't maintain his ground tanks.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:31 AM   #34
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Most people that I come across think that refineries, like the one I work for, specialize in making "gasoline". I didnt even fully understand it until I actually worked in the unit responsible for blending and sending "gasoline" down the common pipeline. Simply put, gasoline starts off as a mixture of different hydrocarbons from all different streams of process units.... a blend if you might say. Its basically whats left after the more valuable Hydrocarbon chains are taken out. The blending unit has several formulas they use to calculate what goes in to each mixture. If one process unit has an overabundance of a specific product (everything is a product btw) then they use the formuala which uses more of that. They all burn anyways. Then they add butane to make the flash point right and then send it out via a common pipeline.

So basically all gasoline starts off the same( and by the same I mean different everytime). It is the additives that go in to the final product that make the brand name gasoline. Each have their own claim and so on.
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