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Old 11-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Best Quality Gas?

I've gotten different opinions on this but wanted to run it by you guys. there's a Shell, BP, Exxon, and Chevron by my house. Which do you guys think has the best quality? Oh there's also Costco, which i'm a member of LOL
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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Of your list I say Chevron. Also read some analysis some where (don't remember where) that basically said the same thing. BP (Arco) is at the bottom.

True story, I own a King O'Lawn lawn mower (the big ones that have the 7 blades and are self-powered) that I took in to the manufacturer to get tuned. The service guy come out and fires it up. Looks at it for a bit and asks if I've put Arco in it. I say yes and he says baaaad. Explains Arco for some reason hardens a rubber flap that's in the carb. Quotes me a price to fix it and tells me "don't run Arco in it!" Now I run Chevron or 76 in it.

I know, how is a lawn mower related to a car? I'm just saying if my lawn mower dosn't like it, I'm sure our Camaros won't either.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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Simple answer.... Try each one and make your own decision.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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Of your list I say Chevron. Also read some analysis some where (don't remember where) that basically said the same thing. BP (Arco) is at the bottom.

True story, I own a King O'Lawn lawn mower (the big ones that have the 7 blades and are self-powered) that I took in to the manufacturer to get tuned. The service guy come out and fires it up. Looks at it for a bit and asks if I've put Arco in it. I say yes and he says baaaad. Explains Arco for some reason hardens a rubber flap that's in the carb. Quotes me a price to fix it and tells me "don't run Arco in it!" Now I run Chevron or 76 in it.

I know, how is a lawn mower related to a car? I'm just saying if my lawn mower dosn't like it, I'm sure our Camaros won't either.

I actually didn't know BP was that bad! But thanks for the info, brotha!
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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http://www.toptiergas.com/


Click on "Retailers" at the top. All your info about good gas is here.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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IMO Shell ! Seems to be working best for me ! 93 oct.! Back in the day, Exxon premium had red dye in it and it was good stuff! Seems it went down hill after they got rid of the red!
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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I had a Ford 500 and on the gas cap it said to use BP... And it is one of the top tier gas like mentioned above.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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Ok now BP isn't on the list. WTF!!!! I guess I will use Exxon...
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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I exclusively use Shell 91 in the Camaro (91 is as high as we get in Cali except for race gas). I had to use Chevron once though when I was out of town.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #10
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I would stay the heck away from BP, bad, bad, bad. I only use Shell V power! Well just got the car two weeks ago, but V power is the best.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:26 PM   #11
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I'm noticing that a lot of people on this Forum use 91? We only have 87, 89, 93 in Illinois. Is 91 the highest Octane in some States, is so that sucks!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:27 AM   #12
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I'm noticing that a lot of people on this Forum use 91? We only have 87, 89, 93 in Illinois. Is 91 the highest Octane in some States, is so that sucks!
Yes, I know in Cali 91 is the highest it goes. I can't remember if Iv ever seen 93 here in Kansas or not. But i know in most states iv been through its tough to find 93.

As far as the thread goes, I stay away from BP. Shell is the only other one on the list that iv personally used and they're good IMO.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:59 AM   #13
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #14
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shell 93.
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Shell is the only gas I run in my car... plus I use fuel rewards so my gas prices are cheaper!

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