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    Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    No. It's all the same crap.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Whatever is the cheapest at the time.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    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.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Do you buy gasoline by brand name?
    No, not on a usual passenger vehicle, but when I was a mechanic for a stock car racing team it mattered a lot.

    Now it's just about price, and that varies all the time.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    No, not on a usual passenger vehicle, but when I was a mechanic for a stock car racing team it mattered a lot.

    Now it's just about price, and that varies all the time.
    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.
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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.
    I disagree with that.

    If you do some research I'm sure you'll probably agree with me.

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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    I have a sports car, high rpm engine, so I do not get gas at the cheap station. With my old car I would have, when I did not need premium gas
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Yeah, my wife collects Air Miles so we buy gas at Shell.
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    Re: Do You Buy Gasoline By Brand Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I disagree with that.

    If you do some research I'm sure you'll probably agree with me.
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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