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Old 06-09-2013, 04:53 PM   #29
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:17 PM   #30
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Shell or Exxon 93.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #31
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #32
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #33
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #34
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Yeah, what kind of oil you use, now here's a question that needs to be broached and gone over, and over, and over...
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #35
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Any of you guys who work in the petroleum business know how 93 octane with no ethanol is made? What is used to raise the octane? No MTBE anymore.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:51 PM   #36
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Mostly Shell V-Power. If traveling and it's time for gas (down to 1/4 tank), I stop at the cheapest chain-station I can find (Petro, Kangaroo, Enmark, etc.).
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:18 PM   #37
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I love these fuel threads. I know how it works in my area and I'll bet that it's not much different in other areas. I live about 45 miles from a refinery. It's owned and operated by Marathon. 99.9% of the fuel in the mid-Ohio valley comes out of that refinery. I run service calls in that refinery and I'm always amused when I see all the tanker trucks lined up. There'll be Marathon, Speedway, Shell, BP, Exxon, Valero, etc, and no-name trucks lined up to load fuel. I always think: Could it really be much different, if it all comes out of the same spigot? So I asked a buddy of mine who drives a fuel truck for a regional jobber. He says it's all the exact same stuff, with one exception: the additive package. He says that the base fuel has an additive package that is plenty good, but Marathon stocks all the major brands additive packages and if he tells them he's headed to a Shell station, they will fill his tank and then add the proper amount of Shell additives. But he says that it is strictly a honor system. He says that they simply put in what he tells them to and after he leaves with it he can drop it wherever he pleases. He says that normally, if he's headed to a Shell station he gets Shell fuel, but if he's headed to a Valero station with a load of Valero fuel and a Shell station, on the way calls and requests a 3000 gallons, he doesn't dump the Valero fuel and head back for 3000 gallons of Shell. The Shell gets 3000 gallons of Valero. He also tells me that the refinery only refines 2 grades and he only hauls 2 grades, 87 and 92. The 89 is created in the stations tanks by 50/50 mixing 87 and 92. He also tells me that the octane is mostly an honor system too. He says that some retailers just put 87 in all tanks, because most customers wont notice the difference. He says that the states do spot check for octane occasionally and fines retailers if they catch them, but most retailers don't care because the additional profit more than pays the fines. He says that if a retailer is caught enough, the state will threaten to shut them down, but he says that doesn't scare them much either. They just keep doing it until they get threatened and then clean their act up. He tells me that if I buy fuel where he's dropped it, if I buy 87, I get 87, if I buy 92, I get 92, if I buy 89, I get pot-luck. Ever since he told me that, I've been buying either 87 or 92 at stations he delivers to and I've had no problems. My advice to all you people who are hung up on a particular brand or octane is: You better make friends with the fuel truck driver, because only he knows what he loaded and what he dumped in each tank.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #38
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #39
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shell V-power, but guys, is it supposed to 91? THey don't have 93 at my gas station. It's 91 V-power.


Help a nub out. I only had the car for 2 weeks now and premium gas is new to me, as a previous bucket o' bolts owner.
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I love these fuel threads. I know how it works in my area and I'll bet that it's not much different in other areas. I live about 45 miles from a refinery. It's owned and operated by Marathon. 99.9% of the fuel in the mid-Ohio valley comes out of that refinery. I run service calls in that refinery and I'm always amused when I see all the tanker trucks lined up. There'll be Marathon, Speedway, Shell, BP, Exxon, Valero, etc, and no-name trucks lined up to load fuel. I always think: Could it really be much different, if it all comes out of the same spigot? So I asked a buddy of mine who drives a fuel truck for a regional jobber. He says it's all the exact same stuff, with one exception: the additive package. He says that the base fuel has an additive package that is plenty good, but Marathon stocks all the major brands additive packages and if he tells them he's headed to a Shell station, they will fill his tank and then add the proper amount of Shell additives. But he says that it is strictly a honor system. He says that they simply put in what he tells them to and after he leaves with it he can drop it wherever he pleases. He says that normally, if he's headed to a Shell station he gets Shell fuel, but if he's headed to a Valero station with a load of Valero fuel and a Shell station, on the way calls and requests a 3000 gallons, he doesn't dump the Valero fuel and head back for 3000 gallons of Shell. The Shell gets 3000 gallons of Valero. He also tells me that the refinery only refines 2 grades and he only hauls 2 grades, 87 and 92. The 89 is created in the stations tanks by 50/50 mixing 87 and 92. He also tells me that the octane is mostly an honor system too. He says that some retailers just put 87 in all tanks, because most customers wont notice the difference. He says that the states do spot check for octane occasionally and fines retailers if they catch them, but most retailers don't care because the additional profit more than pays the fines. He says that if a retailer is caught enough, the state will threaten to shut them down, but he says that doesn't scare them much either. They just keep doing it until they get threatened and then clean their act up. He tells me that if I buy fuel where he's dropped it, if I buy 87, I get 87, if I buy 92, I get 92, if I buy 89, I get pot-luck. Ever since he told me that, I've been buying either 87 or 92 at stations he delivers to and I've had no problems. My advice to all you people who are hung up on a particular brand or octane is: You better make friends with the fuel truck driver, because only he knows what he loaded and what he dumped in each tank.
Rocky, they won't listen to this. Have a friend of 20 yrs. who owns 10 tankers and he tells me the same thing. And the 10% ethanol in 93 is an other thing the stations don't tell you no matter what the sign out front says.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #41
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #42
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Curious as to which fuel company you guys usually go too.

I have a co-op membership card which gives me awesome rewards once a month. I have a tune so I run 91 in my 6 (which is recommended for it)

I was just curious if anyone did the research and found out Co-Op premium is junk or?
Sunoco Ultra Prem 93 oct. Guess I'm partial to as backk in the day when Sunoco 260 was the highest oct you could get.
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