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Old 05-21-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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I keep seeing all these commercials for gasolines...my question is what do you use and why? Shell, chevron, exxon...etc...
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I use which ever is cheapest, it all comes from the same place and by law they all have to a certain amount of cleaning detergent in it, and every oil change I pour a bottle of techron in the tank
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I use what ever I am closest to when I need it.
I use to work for Lyondell and I know that except for each companies lil secrets (that are pretty much all the same) it really doesn't matter much. BUT... let me qualify that by saying that the gas stations make more of a difference.
Gasoline has a lower "shelf life" shall we say than it once did so if you go to a station that doesn't move it's product as quickly as the bigger stations there is a possibility of getting stale gas.
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I buy only the big name brand stuff. No mom and pop places for me.
Some are better than others tho.
Coastal gas sucked the worst. Put some of that in your tank then take note of the water comingfrom your tailpipe along with a noticsble drop in fuel mileage.
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i've always heard shell is the best...but noever heard WHY


but the 104 and 110 octane stuff at MSRH iz da chit
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i've always heard shell is the best...but noever heard WHY


but the 104 and 110 octane stuff at MSRH iz da chit
whats the price per gallon???
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but the 104 and 110 octane stuff at MSRH iz da chit
Does your bike detonate without it?
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I use Shell or Chevron.
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No particular preference. But I do try to only buy gas at name brand places. Exxon, Chevron, Shell, Valero. I have heard horror stories of mom and pop gas that was watered down. I am sure most of the small stores are legit, I just have a tendency to stick with the big brands. Also, name brand stores are usually better about taking plastic even for small amounts. I don't carry cash for the most part and nothing me off more then going inside for a drink and the cashier telling me I have to spend X amount of dollars to use my card. But when I find these places I report them to MasterCard (it is against their contract) and don't shop there anymore.
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After my 96 Mustang blew a head gasket, I changed to only Chevron with Tecron. My brother took apart the engine and then showed me his trucks, and the there was a huge difference. I had always put in the cheapest, but he said that as long as it has some sort of engine additive it'll work. So seeing was believing in my case.
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I use the 92 octane from Chevron. I agree with going with the majors who pump lots of gas to get fresh gas. however, there is something to be said about using the highest octane gas from stations...most people use the lowest octane gas because it is cheaper and the high octane gas tends to remain in stations tank for longer period of times which increases risk of stale gas or water is gas
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I got a bad batch of gas from a lil mom and pop station one time. So now I stick to the big gas stations in town. The Exxon in the middle of town always seems to be cheaper. But other than that, my only requirement is a high flow station.
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I got a bad batch of gas from a lil mom and pop station one time. So now I stick to the big gas stations in town. The Exxon in the middle of town always seems to be cheaper. But other than that, my only requirement is a high flow station.
If I find a station that takes forever and a day to fill up a tank I steer clear of it.
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These are old results from a test BMW did in 1990, but according to them there was a difference. Basically BMW weighed the valves before and after burning different brands of gasoline.

http://www.geocities.com/bmw535i86/text/FAQ/FAQ.11.html
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Coastal gas sucked the worst. Put some of that in your tank then take note of the water coming from your tailpipe along with a noticsble drop in fuel mileage.
I never really had any experience with Coastal products, but H2O is a natural byproduct of combustion, and does not come from one brand of gasoline or another....

That's why there's sometimes water coming out of your tailpipe....
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Chevron or Exxon, I had to boycott Shell.

HOWEVER, everyone should know that just about most all stations buy their gas from wherever and you don't get the "techron" or similar most of the time. Just because you go to shell dosn't mean you get shell gasoline.

I learned that when I took one Shell owner to small claims.

In the process of deciding what to do, I found they buy their gas from Mission Petroleum.

They had sold me gas with water in it. I wanted a refund ($20), they siad no. I called the Shell Corp HQ, they siad no. So, I took the jeep to the dealership, had the fuel punp replaced and the lines purged. Sued for the service cost in small claims after sending a demand letter to their agent (who could not be located).

Jury ruled in my favor and it cost the Shell almost $900 even though they had a stupid lawyer bictch. I got their "expert witness" when I asked him if he could tell me what happens if I poor oil and water in a glass. He couldn't answer.

Then they wanted me to sign a document that says I will except $.XX and not do anything again. I made them rewrite the contract to say United States dollars vs dollars and some other trivial BS I could think of to with the lawyer.

She (their lawyer) was cute too.

Personally, my bike likes gas from a particular Exxon and I can usually get her up to 122mph with it, where as others I can get 117 or 118...
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Chevron or Exxon, I had to boycott Shell.

HOWEVER, everyone should know that just about most all stations buy their gas from wherever and you don't get the "techron" or similar most of the time. Just because you go to shell dosn't mean you get shell gasoline.

In the process of deciding what to do, I found they buy their gas from Mission Petroleum.
Uh, your wrong about that.
Almost ALL of the majors have common carriers haul they're gas, so the name on the side of the truck means nothing.
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