Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums -
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons

Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
Desert Stealth
Desert Stealth's Avatar
Drives: 2014 CRT ZL1 Convertible Automatic
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 155
What TOP TIER Gasoline do you use (and brands you avoid)?

I purchased my 2013 V8 automatic (2SS) in December, 2012. I have used Shell V-Power (91 Octane) exclusively. But, recently a friend told me that he had trouble with Shell in the past and he prefers Chevron, with Techron.

Which brand do you all prefer?

Desert Stealth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
454 RWHP 448 TQ
Blue10CamaroSS's Avatar
Drives: 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Posts: 2,619
Shell and ExxonMobil, 93 octane
Blue10CamaroSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #3
Let's go Rangers!
nyrfan's Avatar
Drives: 13' AGM 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 10,711
Shell 93 and in a pinch Chevron 93. I avoid anything else.
Soprano 4/1/00-6/14/11, Gone but NEVER forgotten!
FSP tuned: 377/389
nyrfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
it's hers...
babytiger's Avatar
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: katy, tx
Posts: 1,202
It's all good until you have a problem with it. Just like every other product out there. Use what works for you. Not trying to be a smarta$$ just saying, if YOU aren't having trouble with the gas you're using, why switch?!?!
babytiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
One Slow Automatic
1985airborne's Avatar
Drives: BLACK SS 2010 & 2009 SUBURBAN Z71
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 869
650 HP 725 TQ
1985airborne is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
The Blue Ox

The Blue Ox's Avatar
Drives: 2010 SS L99 Inferno Orange
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Texas Coast
Posts: 1,169
Shell 93!
The Blue Ox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
Camaro Owner Since 1987
BowlingSS's Avatar
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS L99 RJT
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Posts: 2,092
Shell 93
2011 Camaro 2SS/RS L99 RJT
CAI, Inc. Cold Air Induction;ADM Scoop
Rx Catch Can;Rx Breather;Roto-Fab Washer Container
VMax Ported RJT Throttle Body
XSPower Headers and XSPower 3" Exhaust System
Elite Engineering Tunnel Brace,
Gorilla Wheel Lock System;
Tinted Windows 35%;EFILive Tune
BowlingSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #8
family man

Drives: .
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: .
Posts: 1,088
Another vote for Shell 93.
family man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #9
GMTool's Avatar
Drives: AGM 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS L99
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Illinois
Posts: 1,840
I have noticed that Shell 93 oct. makes my rear tires wear down faster.
CAI, Dynatech Headers, HF Cats, JRE Tuned, Corsa Cat Back, Strut Tower Brace.
GMTool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #10

blazzin1's Avatar
Drives: 2016 2SS (A8)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Plant City, FL
Posts: 4,398
I can't even get 93 octane up here!!! I just use whatever 91 octane that I can find...that doesn't have ANY Ethanol in it. That's a challenge in itself!!!
blazzin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #11
Bo White

Bo White's Avatar
Drives: 2010 Summit White 1SS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vance Alabama
Posts: 5,123
I used to run Shell religiously back in the 90s and early 2000s but noticed that it started sucking in MPG so I switched to Chevron and picked back up overall with as good power. Ive tried Shell here and there and just dont get the mileage as other brands. I run BP 95% of the time right now but it is inconsistent sometimes with same driving pattern. Conoco does great in my car the few times Ive ran it but theres not a station close by like BP and Shell. Texaco and Exxon does fine for me too.
BP and Amoco are basicly the same.
Chevron and Texaco are basicly the same.
Conoco and Phillips 66 are basicly the same.
Retired wannabe
Bo White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #12
JDP Sales

JDP Sales's Avatar
Drives: Chevys at the limit
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SLC, UT
Posts: 11,138
Shell and Chevron pretty much exclusively.

Best regards,


Click HERE to send me a PM | | | 801-545-4215
JDP Sales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #13
Drives: 2010 2SS
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Corpus Christi TX
Posts: 634
exxon shell chevron, excellent refining processes
LeanPocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #14
Unleash the Beast!
BSX_Camaro's Avatar
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 522
Wife works with some Chem Engineers that work with many of the companies listed. Shell and Chevron are the best and my car is a Shell 93 only car.
Summit White 2SS delivered 12-11-2015
BSX_Camaro is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.