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Old 06-16-14, 05:43 PM   #196
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Pardon me for not understanding - what is "direct injection" in the GS vs the ES? How would this affect fuel type? I m not a mechanic, so I am just trying to learn. Thanks so much.
This is your best bet, some pics to kind of make it easy.

http://www.cnet.com/news/whats-so-gr...s-of-car-tech/

I'm no engineer but basically Direct Injection or "DI" offers more MPG AND more power.


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By putting the injector inside the cylinder, the engine's computer gains even more precision control over the amount of fuel during the intake stroke, further optimizing the air/fuel mixture to create a clean burning explosion with very little wasted fuel and increased power delivery.
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Old 06-16-14, 06:36 PM   #197
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This I did not know. But as wgu8213 mentioned, Costco isn't always the cheapest of Top Tiered vendors.
I just noticed that Costco was $3.91 today and a BP was $3.79. I feel suckered into paying more today. Guess I should have used the Lexus XM gas price tracker...
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We all complain about the cost of energy and fuel. I keep a car at my house in London and it costs around $10-12 a gallon for petrol. In short I pay over $200 for a full tank of gas on that vehicle. Prices here are a bargain to me. Like you I put in the grade of gas that is recommended. Saving a few bucks on a tank is nitpicking even for an affluent person.
Yes we Americans are spoiled. In Cambodia where I'm from, gas us like $7 a gallon and the GS350 is over $120K USD. It's a bargain here in the states.
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Yes we Americans are spoiled. In Cambodia where I'm from, gas us like $7 a gallon and the GS350 is over $120K USD. It's a bargain here in the states.
I think what annoys me are people that ***** and complain about the costs of ownership when they should have thought about that before making their purchase and opted for a less expensive drive....
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I just noticed that Costco was $3.91 today and a BP was $3.79. I feel suckered into paying more today. Guess I should have used the Lexus XM gas price tracker...
What year/model do you have? My XM gas tracker only displays regular fuel prices. You used to be able to add about $.20-$.30 to the price of regular to get close to the price of premium. But that trick does not work so well these days.
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Yes we Americans are spoiled. In Cambodia where I'm from, gas us like $7 a gallon and the GS350 is over $120K USD. It's a bargain here in the states.
Raise gas prices or the gas tax and see what hell breaks loose in this country... We have cheap gas and broken down roads in America lol.
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What year/model do you have? My XM gas tracker only displays regular fuel prices. You used to be able to add about $.20-$.30 to the price of regular to get close to the price of premium. But that trick does not work so well these days.
It's probably the same. I have yet to use it. I just thought of it when I drove past a BP and it was cheaper than Costco. So much for thinking Costco is either cheaper or on par with the rest of the city.
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It's probably the same. I have yet to use it. I just thought of it when I drove past a BP and it was cheaper than Costco. So much for thinking Costco is either cheaper or on par with the rest of the city.
I guess the real plus to this is to now know Costco's fuel is at a higher quality level as opposed to the other warehouse clubs like Sam's or BJ's.
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I guess the real plus to this is to now know Costco's fuel is at a higher quality level as opposed to the other warehouse clubs like Sam's or BJ's.
Absolutely false. ALL, let me repeat, ALL auto fuel in every state is equal. What differentiates the brands is whether their have their own proprietary additives in their fuel or none at all. When a tanker pulls into a fuel depot the tanks are filled with two octanes....high and low. As the tanker is getting ready to leave and make its rounds to their stations the additives are put into the proper tanker holding tanks. Companies like Costco, Sam's and BJ's typically do not use any additives and therefore their fuel is identical based on the area of the country they are located.
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Absolutely false. ALL, let me repeat, ALL auto fuel in every state is equal.
That's wrong... it may be true for 49 of the states, but California mandates a different blend which burns cleaner which no other state requires.

Here's a quick link which gives no information but proves the point =): http://www.fuelingcalifornia.org/resources/quick-facts/

Also, at least here in California, Costco has been advertising that it's now "Top Tier" gasoline as it has 5x the federally required amount of detergents. That's only been the case for ~2 months now.
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What year/model do you have? My XM gas tracker only displays regular fuel prices. You used to be able to add about $.20-$.30 to the price of regular to get close to the price of premium. But that trick does not work so well these days.
You can go into the settings somewhere and change it to Premium. I did that with mine but have no idea where the option is buried.
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