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Old 02-26-2007
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whatever gas station is closest to me when the low fuel light comes on :) and i usualy just run 87octane since its cheaper
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Depends on what I ate a few hours ago...
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Thats what i mean, i get gas from anywhere that pumps if for me


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all fuels in New Jersey contain ethanol - same for most other 'smog' states
and come on Brit Ranger - all the stations pump for you in Joisey

- LIL BLUE runs on regular and performs quite well
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circle k, exxon, 76, mobile, 7-11

always 87 some times if i am going on a trip 93. and gas here in san diego is back at $2.89 which is bs cause that is 87
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damn gas went up to 2.27 and i thought i was gettin bent over with a bottle of ky next to me ha. 2.90 a gallon and i would just drive a golf cart around and hope i worked close to home
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The cheapest gas i can buy. FRIGGIN gas is going up again where i live. FRIGGIN $2.50 a gallon and $2.38 in some cities close to me. Cant afford to put gas in my truck anymore.
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gas city which is only found in chicago burbs, there the only ones in chicago with verasuns E85 and at 2.15 a gallon thats all i use my gas mileage kinda sucks with it bu t its cheaper than paying 2.50 a gallon elsehwere
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I normally run 87 but from time to time I run 91 (I have no mods on the truck) . With 91 it seems to run better and pull alot harder.
See thats what I said in my original post, my truck seems to run allot better, even just going from reg. to mid grade, not even premium. I wonder why that is? Anyone have an idea?
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I run the regualr 87 octance and I'll usually get it from Arco,Costco or Shell.
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I run the cheapest 87 gas I can find.
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I was going to start a new thread. But this one is pretty much along the same lines so I'll just add to.

I drive about 370-400 per week in my new 06 FX4. (6600miles so far)

And over the last few months I've been noticing it starting harder & harder when sitting for more than 6-8 hrs. I mean.. it takes 3-5 seconds of cranking to fire off.

I figured the injectors were getting dirty becuase I tend to run cheap speedway gas. (owned by marathon) Well in times past I've used shell 93 with "V power" and it's made a noticable difference.

I tried it now for the last three tanks. And get this.. it slowly got better and better through the first two tanks. And now it fires right off as soon as the the motor turns over.

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My milage has gone from high 16s to mid 18s. Same driving style (50/50) and the temps are pretty much the same (below freezing).. nothing has changed except for the fuel used.
I did the math and am recieving a 13% increase in milage for an additional 8% in cost. That means it's running better, getting better milage, AND costing less to do it too! I conclude that it's better all the way around to run this stuff. Even if it's 20cents higher per gallon.

OH and btw.. I data logged power output. (autotap) I see zero difference in measured torque, timing, and fuel trims when using differing octanes. Just fyi

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^^^^^ You and I both live in Michigan so we have the same weather going on right now! It is nice to see that someone is noticing a difference, I would like to run premium and see if it gets any better yet, I know the mid grade made a noticeable difference!!!!!!
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Here is a quote from the shell web site:

"Additives

All gasolines are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have a minimum amount of cleaning additives that help reduce emissions. Discount brands typically put in no more than the minimum required amount. However, extensive testing has shown that, for some cars, the minimum amount is insufficient to prevent the build-up of harmful carbon deposits on critical engine parts, specifically intake valves and fuel injectors. Shell Regular and Plus gasolines contain twice the minimum required cleaning agents, which effectively prevents the build-up of deposits. And, our new premium gasoline, Shell V-Power®, has more than five times the minimum requirement to actively clean your engine as you drive. It not only prevents the buildup of deposits, but it actually cleans up the deposits left by lower-detergent gasolines."


Well.. if I can buy a better gasoline that is better for my engine.. and it cost me less at the end of the week. Why not?

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Here is a quote from the shell web site:

"Additives

All gasolines are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have a minimum amount of cleaning additives that help reduce emissions. Discount brands typically put in no more than the minimum required amount. However, extensive testing has shown that, for some cars, the minimum amount is insufficient to prevent the build-up of harmful carbon deposits on critical engine parts, specifically intake valves and fuel injectors. Shell Regular and Plus gasolines contain twice the minimum required cleaning agents, which effectively prevents the build-up of deposits. And, our new premium gasoline, Shell V-Power®, has more than five times the minimum requirement to actively clean your engine as you drive. It not only prevents the buildup of deposits, but it actually cleans up the deposits left by lower-detergent gasolines."


Well.. if I can buy a better gasoline that is better for my engine.. and it cost me less at the end of the week. Why not?

Rich
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i dont use gasoline in my truck, I just stuff a couple $20's in the filler tube once a week and it works.
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I have a Bama-tuner but am too cheap to run it on the 93 octane program so mine runs 99% of the time on the 87 octane performance program with regular gas. Usually that comes from the Speedway up the street because they are usually the cheapest. I only have 2 rules: I don't let the tank get below about 1/4 of a tank and I change the fuel filter once a year.
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