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GAS - What octane do you pump?Does it matter? How about different gas stations?

 
Old 10-04-05, 08:19 PM
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Use 93 octane gas as that's what's available here in NYC. Usually stick to BP, Shell, or Sunoco.
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Old 10-06-05, 10:46 AM
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strictly sunoco 91 or 93 .

i want to find a sunoco that carries the 110 octane pump..their out there.
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Old 10-17-05, 04:16 PM
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I have been a consultant for Chevron on and off for the past 10+ years. I originally worked in the Research and Technology division (CRTC) and had the opportunity to speak with chemical engineers and the guy who actually formulated Chevron gasoline. What I learned about Chevron products, and what I have come to know about the company has all been very, very positive.

I will, without question, never put anything in any of my vehicles if it doesnt come from Chevron.

Techron alone is worth the price of admission. It is one of the few, if any, additives that actually provides substantial benefit. Chevron Supreme supposedly comes with more Techron than lower grades. I can't confirm that, but it's what I have heard.
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Old 10-17-05, 09:11 PM
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That may be true but in many parts of the country, Chevron stations are no where to be found. I just checked for a station within 300 miles and got none.

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Old 07-22-07, 05:54 AM
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Premium Unleaded Gas only of my GS.
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Old 07-22-07, 07:16 PM
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cosco 91. =] save some $$
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Old 07-22-07, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by GonzoBuggs View Post
I have been a consultant for Chevron on and off for the past 10+ years. I originally worked in the Research and Technology division (CRTC) and had the opportunity to speak with chemical engineers and the guy who actually formulated Chevron gasoline. What I learned about Chevron products, and what I have come to know about the company has all been very, very positive.

I will, without question, never put anything in any of my vehicles if it doesnt come from Chevron.

Techron alone is worth the price of admission. It is one of the few, if any, additives that actually provides substantial benefit. Chevron Supreme supposedly comes with more Techron than lower grades. I can't confirm that, but it's what I have heard.
I pretty much use Chevron only as well... we had a customer complain about his jeep knocking, and advised he switch to a better brand gas, suggested Chevron or any other real name brand - he chose Chevron from our suggestion, and a month later, he said the knocking had ceased entirely - no difference in octane, just the change in brand from no-name to Chevron
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Old 07-22-07, 10:25 PM
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chevron 89 octane here....dont ask why i just like 89


Not cheap like 87, not as good as 91, but just about right
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Old 07-23-07, 08:08 AM
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93 Octane all day everyday... Prefer Sunoco or BP
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I use half 91 and half E-85 known as Flex fuel.(once in a while) Octane rating of 104 and its cheap too do your homework before using this fuel, pump at your own risk!!!
I use it on my Turbocharged Mustang but I TUNED for it better than paying 5 bucks a gallon on race gas.. Mustang made 450 hp to the wheels with 9 psi of boost. Support this fuel because this is made in America..."CORNPOWER"
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Originally Posted by JPADJ79 View Post
I use half 91 and half E-85 known as Flex fuel.(once in a while) Octane rating of 104 and its cheap too do your homework before using this fuel, pump at your own risk!!!
I use it on my Turbocharged Mustang but I TUNED for it better than paying 5 bucks a gallon on race gas.. Mustang made 450 hp to the wheels with 9 psi of boost. Support this fuel because this is made in America..."CORNPOWER"
the only problem with E85 is that you are actually losing power by running any mixture of it unless the car is specifically set up for it.... you have to run a bigger fuel pump and injectors in order to take advantage of it... Even if you already have a sufficient fuel system, you will need to tune it to run richer than it was with normal or race gas... E85 just doesn't have as much energy in it....
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crap. i've had my gs for about 3weeks. should i be using premium ????? ,, i've been using unleaded,, is my car destroyed now ??
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no you are fine, just be sure to switch asap...



And read your owners manual.

Thinking there is enough info here. Going to lock the thread, but not delete it so it doesnt come back from the dead again, but still comes up in a search for people who may need the info.

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