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Old 04-30-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Just curious what everyone is putting in their subarus. I always use shell or sunoco, 93 octane of course. People have told me shell gas has the highest amount of detergents, thus keeping everything inside cleaner.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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CHEVRON 94 octane.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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QT(Quik Trip) or Shell.



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Old 04-30-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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shell vpower.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:48 PM   #5
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I've mainly used BP/Amoco 93 or Sunoco 93 because of convenience and price, but I might switch to Shell VPower after some comments on bitog about the high detergents that you mention.

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Old 04-30-2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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Mobil 93. Still 100% gas, no 10% ethanol blend here yet. Mobil and shell fuels come from the same tank farm where I live in Columbus,OH. My wife puts in premium, but buys fuel wherever it is cheaper when she uses my car on business trips.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:57 PM   #7
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I always thought since all fuel basically comes from the same place they are all the same however after some open source tuning and hours and hours of logging and interpreting, shell 93 is by far the best as far as 93 goes here in fl. I get knock in the 4-5 count range with any other fuel but as soon as shell makes its way into the tank bam knock is virtually gone. Just my .02
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:10 PM   #8
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1 refinery in my state, all the gas is the same.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:19 PM   #9
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shell 93 v-power here
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:54 AM   #10
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I always thought since all fuel basically comes from the same place they are all the same however after some open source tuning and hours and hours of logging and interpreting, shell 93 is by far the best as far as 93 goes here in fl. I get knock in the 4-5 count range with any other fuel but as soon as shell makes its way into the tank bam knock is virtually gone. Just my .02
Fuel starts the same, but the finished product is not the same.

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:58 AM   #11
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BP/Amoco 93. No good reason for using it, just always have.

But, I've noticed that using the local Ingles supermarket gas (93) seems the same as BP (fuel consumption/performance), so I'm starting to think saving 10 cents a gallon with no adverse effects is the way to go.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:04 AM   #12
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I failed to mention that I have no idea where the supermarket gas comes from. But it seems fine.




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Old 05-01-2008, 11:22 AM   #13
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I always thought since all fuel basically comes from the same place they are all the same
It is all the same coming out of the refinery. Each brand uses its own additive system, which can make a difference in the end. That additive system gets put in either when the fuel terminal is filling up the tanker truck that goes to the gas stations, or when the tanker fills the gas stations' tanks.

Personally, I used the cheap stuff when it was a dime to a quarter a gallon less and added RLI's Bio-Plus (or LubeControl's FP-Plus). That was much less expensive overall and as good or better than the best brand name stuff. There's not that kind of spread where I live now, so it's about a wash on price.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:10 PM   #14
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Shell, Mobil, Citgo, anything that actually has 93-octane. I avoid BP like the plague though.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:46 AM   #15
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what's wrong with BP?
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:19 AM   #16
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http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html

^^^ check that site out


i use shell btw
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:22 AM   #17
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Shell and Shell only.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:22 AM   #18
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Chevron ftw! Shell if Chevron is closed...
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:23 AM   #19
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what's wrong with BP?
nothin is wrong with it, its just not the best
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:26 AM   #20
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Interesting article that was in USA Today on "discount gas", Top Tier brands.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...gas-usat_N.htm
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:09 PM   #21
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Out here in northern cali, we are stuck with hippies and only 91 octane, but none the less, i always use chevron...with techron, haha.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:22 PM   #22
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Thanks for the link to that article. Wish I can find Shell around here.

'TOP-TIER' BRANDS

Sponsors of the Top Tier rating make no claim that such gasolines will clean dirty engines, only that they will keep clean engines clean.
Automakers that sponsor the Top Tier rating system: Audi, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen.
More on Top Tier: www.toptiergas.com/.

U.S. Top Tier brands (listed alphabetically)
Aloha Petroleum (sold in Hawaii)
Chevron
Conoco
Entec (mainly sold in Alabama)
Kwik Trip (mainly sold in Minnesota, Wisconsin)
MFA Oil (sold at Break Time convenience stores)
Phillips
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Shell
Somerset Oil (mainly sold in Kentucky)
Texaco
Tri-Par Oil (mainly sold in Wisconsin)
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:26 PM   #23
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am i the only one who uses Gulf?
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:27 PM   #24
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none of top-tier brands are available in my town...
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:10 AM   #25
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It is all the same coming out of the refinery. Each brand uses its own additive system, which can make a difference in the end. That additive system gets put in either when the fuel terminal is filling up the tanker truck that goes to the gas stations, or when the tanker fills the gas stations' tanks.

Personally, I used the cheap stuff when it was a dime to a quarter a gallon less and added RLI's Bio-Plus (or LubeControl's FP-Plus). That was much less expensive overall and as good or better than the best brand name stuff. There's not that kind of spread where I live now, so it's about a wash on price.
i work at the BP refinery here in washington and what this guy is saying is basically true. the only difference is the additive. and by the way i use either shell vpower (92 oct.) or shell w/ techron (92 oct.)
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