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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-07-2008, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Gas brand matter?

Is it possible the quality between gas brand differ that much from your experience? It seems that my gas burns substantially quicker using the nearby grocery store brand gas (used to use Valero, that is a bit furthur away). I'm reconsidering now on going back w/ the Valero (or Shell, where I take the BMW/Audi/Honda). Both places I use 89 octane for the HEMI. Your experiences/conclusions/thoughts/etc.?

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i haven't had that problem.

i use conoco, exxon or maverick gas. it seems to get the same mileage.
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My gas mileage does seem to vary, depending on where I get it. Cheapo, side of the road stations tend to go quicker. I also get better gas mileage with the 87 octane than I do with the 89.

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I've found that out here, my mileage goes up when I use premium; the engine also runs better. As for brands, I use Costco, Shell and Valero with similar results.

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I get better mileage with 89 than 87...and yes, the manufacture does make a difference. maybe the refiner than the mfg eh? depends on additives and how often the retailer goes thru fuel. My Concord would not run on the off brand stuff.....it was bad.....
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We had a gas shortage here in AZ a few years back due to a pipe break, it was discovered that all almost all the stations in AZ get their gas from teh same place. All the gas is the same. Some stations add chems (Special branding) but the gas itself all cames from the same great big tank.





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BP, Cheveron, Shell have been the best for me. They also have techron.
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The location in the country also matters. Refineries have to make a special blend for California that they don't have to make for the rest of the country.
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busy gas stations mean cleaner gas.
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busy gas stations mean cleaner gas.
OR cheaper gas, OR better access, OR more people drive that way....

I do not think most people are thinking about cleaner gas today.





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