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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The only thing that influences my decision is that the night girl at the BP is hot as all hell.
    I'm guessing that you must not live in my area.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm guessing that you must not live in my area.
    You'd know if I did.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    Yes, I do - for three reasons - firstly, my car runs much better with the octane level and brand I buy, secondly, I get Airmiles there as a bonus, and finally, I'm a person who's extremely loyal to businesses and people who are good and decent in their dealings with me - I'm the type of customer most businesses try to acquire and do lots to keep.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Whatever is closest when I need gas. Sometimes, I try to stop at the same station because I have a rewards card there and when I build up enough points I can get a free pack of smokes.


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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    I usually go up to the Farmers cop every couple of weeks and get a tank of non-ethanol gas, though it's more expensive then that crap with ethanol, and the truck seems to run better.

    Other then that, it's mostly by price and convenience, though I do tend to go to several places that offer 'club' discounts (of which I am a member).
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    I don't usually a specific brand, but I do avoid Texaco stations, because I've had a few bad experiences with engine warning lights coming on, after filling up at Texaco stations. The first time, I thought it must have been an anomaly, but it happened three times, with two different vehicles, so I will buy just about anything besides gas at a Texaco station.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    On a racing platform, brand still doesn't matter, just octane rating, based on compression. Which, around where I live in CT, means I buy Shel gas for the vette (11-1 CR), as it's the only gas station around that offers 97 octane. Most premium gas up here is 93-95 octane...but I can squeeze out just a tiny bit more advance timing by sticking to the 97, without getting detonation.
    I pretty much use shell as much as possible. However there is a couple of stations in town with ethanol free gas and I use that in the motorcycle.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Care to give me a starting point?


    I'm involved in several car forums, and they have researched this rather extensively. Once upon a time, there were major chemical differences between brands, now? Not so much, beyond octane rating, and in some cases, amount of cleansers, which is added after the gas is delivered. To go further...gas stations get their gas from the same refinery, regardless of brand, and then in some cases (like shell v power) get additives after delivery. Only primary difference is from state to state...some states use different methods to calculate minimum octane rating, which is posted at the pump, and states vary on how much ethanol is allowed.

    Literally, the gas truck stops at BJs, fills their tank, then makes a delivery to shell down the street, then Cumberland farm.


    But round here, shell is the only one with 97 octane. Down in FL, I used to be able to buy 102. Wish I could get that here.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    If I can find a station that sells ethanol free gas I buy it because I usually get slightly better mpg with it. However usually I just get it at Sam's Club or at the local QT. Gas is pretty much all the same anymore, there are slight variations in detergents in it, but thats about it. Oil is the same way, SN oil is so good that it doesn't matter what you get as long as its SM or SN grade. I run synthetic oil in my vehicles because I change it myself and only change it 2 times a year, once in spring and again in fall. However, if you are just doing the every 3,000 mile OCI, then there is no reason to run synthetic at all unless you live somewhere that routinely gets down to 40 below zero and thus your car benefits from synthetic's lower pour point.

    That all said, if you do go longer on your OCIs then you should get a better filter, something like a PureOne, and you should go with very high quality synthetic gear lube being that stays in there for at least 50k to 100k between changes.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    If you dont get your gas cap on correctly it can cause your engine light to come on. Any reason the gas cap would not be on right at just the Texaco?
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't usually a specific brand, but I do avoid Texaco stations, because I've had a few bad experiences with engine warning lights coming on, after filling up at Texaco stations. The first time, I thought it must have been an anomaly, but it happened three times, with two different vehicles, so I will buy just about anything besides gas at a Texaco station.
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