Where do you fill up and what level fuel?

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  1. Soviet Sunrise

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    Only Shell premium for me.
     
  2. Clutch

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    And some times it is cheaper to get a high octane because it gets better mpgs.

    And we tried Shell once and it blocked up the engine :eek:
     
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    i read the 2005-2009 mustang GT's run better on 87 when stock.
     
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    i saw a very interesting news program... i think it was 20/20... basically, regardless of what brand gas station you go to, it's the same gas...

    there's a HESS filling station at edgewater nj, i see exxon, mobil, shell, bp and all sorts of trucks going in to fill their tanks to distribute to the stations...
     
  5. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    I saw that, and it was total hog-wash. They don't tell you the WHOLE truth, like the amount of detergents a Top Tier station adds compared to an independent. They only find information that is in their favor, and not the whole un-edited truth.
     
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    it isn't all exactly the same gas going to and from - it could be the same LDC providing gas to the people if they run out of supply, but BP is not going to be purchasing gas from Shell when BP is a much larger company that has it's own sources of gas.

    energy is an awkward commodity to contract because there is no set delivery - it's all estimated. this is why you see some of the same trucks from an LDC giving the same gas to local stations near eachother. there is a difference in Exxon gas and Sunoco and BP...
     
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    in my ford fusion I mostly used 87 octane but sometimes 91 it depended on which custom tune I was running. I've always filled up at chevron or shell they sell good gas however with my latest car I'm not really sure I want to keep doing that as its just a pos taurus I only put 600 into in order to own and drive it so I should probably switch over to the cheapest gas in town (costco) and the cheapest oil changes (10 bucks versus the 30+ i used to spend) and call it a day till the thing blows haha
     
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    well does not mean will does it?
     
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    I put 87 octane in the Jeep, and 93+ in my Eagle. I only go to large brands e.g. mobile, sunoco, shell etc (minus Citgo). Im REALLY picky about where I fuel up as even if the station is a name brand, the way they store their fuel may be sub par for my standards.

    Also using a higher or lower grade of fuel then what the car is designed for is wrong for so many reasons. Just stick with the octane it is designed to use.
     
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