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Old 09-05-2008, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The reason i ask this question is because everytime i go to discount gas station the gas does not last as long as if were to use union 76, shell or chevron. When i use arco gas it get about 30 less per tank than if were use top tier gas stations.

I believe you get what you pay for.

Even though fuel prices are i will not settle for less than top tier Gasoline.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Although we have done this Gas thing before, and it is really not a Model

specific question, I used to only buy [b]UNOCAL as they didn't sell 87

Octane. No they made a 89 Grade and sold it for less than the major competitors

87 Octane. This was done up until the late 80's when all Stations (at least in

California) were forced to sell 3 Grades instead of two. I remember EVERY

existing Station had to be torn up to accommodate that 3rd tank.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use 94 octane Platinum always!
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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octane is less important in our cars than the brand... whatever our cars are rated is perfectly fine. you won't see/feel a difference if you use more octane

brand specific is more important --- see for more info: http://www.toptiergas.com/

too bad hyundai doesn't recommend a toptier manufacturer

i'm guessing those arco you are filling at may be not calibrated right if you really are getting less mileage. meaning says it's pumping you 15 gallons but only getting 14. it's not like gas stations done pinch customers.. at least the bad ones!
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Hey Hugo . Did you use 94 Octane when you were in Canada?

We don't have 94 Octane here in this part of the U.S. but we do sell 105

Octane Flex Fuel. And there is always the Racing stuff. Hey what

are you paying for Gas there in Saudi Arabia. I'm still thinking of moving. Are

Americans really welcome. I know in my State they hate Foreigners, and we

are just talking about people from other States , along with the dreaded

Canadian Snowbirds. :P
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Quote:
Originally posted by MiamiLX@Sep 6 2008, 01:54 AM
[b]Hey Hugo . Did you use 94 Octane when you were in Canada?

We don't have 94 Octane here in this part of the U.S. but we do sell 105

Octane Flex Fuel. * And there is always the Racing stuff. Hey what

are you paying for Gas there in Saudi Arabia. I'm still thinking* of moving. Are

Americans really welcome. I know in my State they hate* Foreigners, and we

are just talking about people from other States , along with the dreaded

Canadian Snowbirds. :P
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nope In canada I used 89 Octane, it was mid grade I believe. Come to Saudi Arabia miami! Ofcourse you are welcome here, you always are Over here gas varies according to area, the rate over here is that I can usually get the car filled empty-full tank for $11 with 94 octane, when I first arrived it was more expensive but it has gone down now, Im not sure why

So Miami come down to Saudi Arabia! Most people complain about the weather but that shouldnt be a problem for you
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always cheapest in town or state.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I tried a few brands here, in Canada. Shell V-Power (91-st octane) is the best so far. I also tried Sunoco (no kick, it's full of ethanol) and Petro-Canada - better, but Shell beats it - I get slightly more distance on tank of Shell vs. Petro.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Whenever I can find it at a good price I try to use a tier 1 brand, usually Shell or Texaco in my area, but if I need gas and there is a good price where I need it on something else I go ahead and get it. I do not think it makes a difference in mileage, but frequent use of a tier one brand can keep the engine cleaner.
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I hear that the top tier gas companies only add a little detergent to several thousands gallons of gasoline. Ex: techron in chevron.

I use half chevron and half no-name brand to keep cost low
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