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Old 06-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #51
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I know these threads come up often, but I still read them with interest. That being said, I still normally go to the Quick Stop (which is owned by Kroger I guess) and get the premium there..it's a busy, clean station and is right by the house. I've got an Arco and a Chevron (along with a bunch of truck stop / Flying J and Loves) right in my town, which keeps the prices lower than most of the surrounding area, but the Arco is a good .40 - .50 less than the Chevron (actually it's Chevron that is .40 - .50 higher than everyone else)..

I don't know if the Chevron is worth it, but it's just really difficult to pay that much more, even though I don't drive the Camaro / fill it up all that often..
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:43 PM   #52
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ran my "scientific" study on the last car. shell and chevron are the two big names in vegas. i had significantly less timing retardation with shell than chevron. but the smiths/ kroger gas i have had good results with too. and its really connaco phillips. so its Alaskan oil until they get there operation in the gulf up and running.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #53
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I'm sooo glad no one is talking avgas.....
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:53 PM   #54
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Top Tier only Last I checked Shell was not a top tier company , which means you could be getting fuel that will not be nice to your car .
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After working around our main distribution for our area and seeing just about everyone's trucks there getting the same gas, I buy 91 and up anywhere I can get it as long as the seller is reputable.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:02 PM   #56
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So, are most SS owners better off buying 87 and adding Octane boost for roughly the same cost?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #57
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no one mentioned what A BAD IDEA IT IS TO FILL UP WHEN YOU SEE THE TANKER FILLING UP THE GAS STATION.i have been told this by a nyc dept of consumer affairs exec, and gas station owners as well... lots of debris and water(condensation) gets kicked up.and i doubt the gas stations maintain their filters the way they should
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #58
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So, are most SS owners better off buying 87 and adding Octane boost for roughly the same cost?
Octane booster would be much much more expensive and a giant pain over just using 93.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #59
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #60
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:07 AM   #61
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I'm sooo glad no one is talking avgas.....
Lol, used to run that in a old lemans I had on nights I would take it to the track when I was in high school. Kept 5 or so gallons at the house. Came home one day and thought man. That smells like av gas. Mother had it in the lawn mower..........
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #62
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My car got BP 87 for years. Now it gets either 7-11 87 or BP 87.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #63
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I've been using BP for the most part. I haven't done research but guys that have track cars around me say that BP has the best additives in their gas.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #64
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The Sunoco station right near my job has the cheapest 93 octane available, so I just get that.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:45 AM   #65
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:46 AM   #66
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I have (2) LT convertibles.a 2012 and 2013 for wife.manual recommends upper tier gas.thats all we use.Google upper tier gas to see who makes it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #68
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depending when i need to pump gas and how far the nearest one is: Chevron, Exxon, or gas from the Base im stationed at...in that order for both my vehicles...every so often by SeaFoam or Techron to do some internal cleaning
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #69
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Everything I own gets Shell V-Power, including my weed whacker (I actually used to use 109 Octane Powermist in the weed whacker because it was already mixed up for my dirt bikes, lol).
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Lol, used to run that in a old lemans I had on nights I would take it to the track when I was in high school. Kept 5 or so gallons at the house. Came home one day and thought man. That smells like av gas. Mother had it in the lawn mower..........
Hell yeah! Used to work at the old Combs-Gates Learjet at Indianapolis International Airport (back then it was Weir Cook).............always had a 5gal can with avgas. Filled up the '74 Roadrunner (complete with rebuilt '69 440) with 5gal avgas and the rest unleaded premium........and go racin!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:31 PM   #71
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #72
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Qt, great drink station, had 93 and always one of cheapest around.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:58 AM   #73
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Hell yeah! Used to work at the old Combs-Gates Learjet at Indianapolis International Airport (back then it was Weir Cook).............always had a 5gal can with avgas. Filled up the '74 Roadrunner (complete with rebuilt '69 440) with 5gal avgas and the rest unleaded premium........and go racin!!
lol that was the way to do it! throw some 100LL in it, set the timing back and let er rip!!
man i used to love the smell of that stuff!. will ruin your cats if you have them( i know some one will read this thread and think about putting it in there camaro........)
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:47 AM   #74
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #75
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ran my "scientific" study on the last car. shell and chevron are the two big names in vegas. i had significantly less timing retardation with shell than chevron. but the smiths/ kroger gas i have had good results with too. and its really connaco phillips. so its Alaskan oil until they get there operation in the gulf up and running.
When I lived in Las Vegas, every drop of gasoline came out of the same pipeline from California. If there's any difference between brands, it has to be in the additive package. My buddy, who drives a fuel truck, did tell me that Chevron was the only brand they ever had that would spot check the fuel at the stations and if they found non-Chevron fuel, they would fine the retailer. He says the other brands never check. I used to buy Chevron fuel for that reason, but they pulled out of most of the East and we don't have Chevrons in my area anymore and since the rest of them never check, you never quite know what your getting.
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