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Old 03-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #21
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It would probably be different from takner to tanker.
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Chances are that its a little higher than stated. I also think the ethanol levels may be higher than 10% from time to time and brand to brand.
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:19 PM   #23
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its not to the advantage of the wholsaler or retailer to fudge the numbers on the ethanol or octane rating, the state does pop inspections and hands out heavy fines if they are playing with the grade and ethanol concentration, same idea as the ammount. yea I know the inspectors are far and few between but when you consider the cost. also if you want to make sure your getting what your paying for go get a can of octane booster and just buy the cheap stuff. most of the time the fuel is mixed in large quantity before its loaded into the tanker.
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So the different grades of fuel are mixed together in the same tanker? that means you are getting the same out of any of the pumps no? I have worried about this before..... You think its better to stick with main stream stations like Shell or Chevron as opposed to a Buccees or somewhere like that? I get valero a lot because its by my house.... but I have 2 bikes and 2 cars, all require 93 octane and are tuned for 93...
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its not to the advantage of the wholsaler or retailer to fudge the numbers on the ethanol or octane rating, the state does pop inspections and hands out heavy fines if they are playing with the grade and ethanol concentration, same idea as the ammount. yea I know the inspectors are far and few between but when you consider the cost. also if you want to make sure your getting what your paying for go get a can of octane booster and just buy the cheap stuff. most of the time the fuel is mixed in large quantity before its loaded into the tanker.
is that stuff safe for MC engines?
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So the different grades of fuel are mixed together in the same tanker? that means you are getting the same out of any of the pumps no? I have worried about this before..... You think its better to stick with main stream stations like Shell or Chevron as opposed to a Buccees or somewhere like that? I get valero a lot because its by my house.... but I have 2 bikes and 2 cars, all require 93 octane and are tuned for 93...
Gasoline is transported by truck, not tanker. The trucks are filled with one octane level.

Personally, since gas is cheaper I would never run anything less than premium if you can afford it.

At the refinery when a gas blend gets screwed up it ends up as regular 87. It could have much higher octane levels, but something is wrong with the mix so it can't pass as Premium 93.
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Buccees has a large enough operation that I would trust their gas. Its the little hole in the wall places with 2 pumps that I wont touch. Some stations will have only 2 tanks underground for their 3 grades of gas. The 89 octane is a mix of the other 2.
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