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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    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?
    No, no reason at all. I know how to put my gas cap on, and there's no logical reason to think that I have a memory lapse at Texaco stations, after 40 years of driving lol.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    I thought maybe there was an attendent, I think there are still a few of those stations left.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, no reason at all. I know how to put my gas cap on, and there's no logical reason to think that I have a memory lapse at Texaco stations, after 40 years of driving lol.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I thought maybe there was an attendent, I think there are still a few of those stations left.
    There is only one in the town nearest me, and it's too high-priced for me to consider it.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I go to speedway, get gas and a cup of coffee, say Hi to the girl that works nights, then mosey on to work.

    My only standard is I have not bought a gallon of BP, at least at a BP station since the spill.
    Because the station caused the spill.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    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.
    Anyone who changes their oil every 3,000 miles is a complete moron, unless it is the most harsh conditions on the planet. There is no reason to be that wasteful.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Anyone who changes their oil every 3,000 miles is a complete moron, unless it is the most harsh conditions on the planet. There is no reason to be that wasteful.
    I agree, but most people still do.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    I change mine between 5-6k. I think the lube places came up with the 3000 mile thing.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Whatever is the cheapest at the time.
    I miss the days when there was real price competition. I don't know about other areas but in my area, it's like some one has a master switch. All places go up (especially) and down at the same time, at the same $ rate.

    Here they all come from same supplier so I buy by price and most convenient at the time.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    I have 4-cylinder engine in my car. It's vary selective and does't want to ride on bad gasoline. Usually refuel Shell or Mobil. 87- regular. Motorcycle rides only on 93 or higher. The same sellers.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    How often to do oil changes depends on the oil you use, the car you drive, and the way you drive it.

    Example.

    I have 2 cars, an 05' civic ex, small, higher revving, 1.7 liter. And a 76' corvette, big, low revving, higher compression 5.7 liter V8.

    Prior to rebuilding the top end on the 350 in the vette, I ran traditional Dino oil in it, and changed the oil once a year, which was around every 1,500 miles. Excessive, right? Wrong. That engine burned oil, and when I drove it, I stomped on it, all the time. It was a dog. I put 1,500 miles a year on it...1,500 of the roughest, pedal to the metal, 6k rpm shifts everytime miles ever. Then I rebuilt the motor, modern heads, modern(ish) cam, etc. and I now run valvoline blue racing oil, as it has zddp, needed to insure long life on a flat tappet cam. It's full synthetic, lighter weight oil. I change it every two years now, which is under 3k miles...but 3k miles of auto cross, road racing, occasional drag strip, etc.

    My civic? Full synthetic, 5w-20, every 10k miles.
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