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Old 09-03-2001, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default What kind of gas do you use?

I'm about to fill my tank up for the first time. And wanted to know what you guys put in your tank. And also what kind of car you drive, 2.5RS, WRX, etc.

Around here, I hear Chevron is the way to go.

Is it bad to change the level of octane in your car? One day Regular, then next time Premium?
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Old 09-03-2001, 11:26 PM   #2
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I have a 2.5 RS\MY2001, mine runs good on regular unleaded. Super does nothing for me..
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Old 09-03-2001, 11:40 PM   #3
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on stock ecu.... 87 will be just fine for NA boyz

WRX.. put the 93 in.
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Old 09-04-2001, 12:14 AM   #4
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I am NA but i run 93 for the nitrous
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Old 09-04-2001, 12:24 AM   #5
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I am NA but i run 93 for the nitrous
well yeah.. otherwise you might detonate.. and you dont want that
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:56 AM   #6
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2000 2.5RS...always Chevron 87.

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Old 09-04-2001, 01:58 AM   #7
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Always Super Unleaded 93 oct. WRX.
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Old 09-04-2001, 03:37 AM   #8
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Default Pretty much exclusively ...

... 93 octane from my neighborhood Chevron, except when I was on vacation to Amarillo. Friggin' petrol conspiracy in that town. The "Super" premium gasoline at most every station was only 90 ... that's right ... 90 octane (the grades were 86, 88 and 90 at practically ever station). I had to go WELL out of my way just to make the minimum 91 octane.

Yet another reason not to visit Amarillo, as if one needed more.
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Old 09-04-2001, 03:43 AM   #9
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I throw 93 Exxon in my WRX, I'd put Shell in, but there isn't one here in Nacogdoches.
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Old 09-04-2001, 03:47 AM   #10
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I throw 93 Exxon in my WRX, I'd put Shell in, but there isn't one here in Nacogdoches.
Supposedly, there was also a Shell selling higher-octane petrol in Amarillo but I never located it. Is there an advantage to Shell gas?
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Old 09-04-2001, 08:46 AM   #11
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I don't like Shell, it makes the car run like $hit! I use good old Chevron reg. Unleaded, makes the car purr!
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Old 09-04-2001, 11:31 AM   #12
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I've always thought that Shell ran a bit smoother.
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Old 09-04-2001, 12:11 PM   #13
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I use Citgo myself. seems to run really well with their gas. Chevron when I'm close to one. Conoco when it's cheap. Texaco when I can afford it..
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:06 PM   #14
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Alright, I just got the car, and ready for her first fill-up.

2002 2.5RS, manual recommends 87.

Since its break-in period, what should I put in her first and throughout the period?
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:15 PM   #15
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keep using good ole 87, you should be just fine.
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:25 PM   #16
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Would using a higher octane give me better gas mileage?
Any advantages/disadvantages of using more than the recommended 87?
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Old 09-04-2001, 02:13 PM   #17
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Disadvantage: Price! Gas already costs too much. In a NA car, don't need to use the fancy stuff. In a turbo, you need the good stuff.
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Old 09-04-2001, 04:17 PM   #18
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If you look at www.racegas.com under the "racing fuel specs" page, you will see that the (R+M)/2 rating is called the "anti-knock index." No mention of higher power, cleaner burning, etc. It's just an anti-knock index.
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Old 09-04-2001, 04:25 PM   #19
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chevron and all the others can lick my balls.

i use 87 octane from exxon or mobil.
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Old 09-05-2001, 01:32 AM   #20
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i use 87 octane from exxon or mobil.
yeah....and stuff!
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Old 09-05-2001, 02:07 AM   #21
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I just hope that anybody with a WRX puts nothing less than the recommended 91 in when available. Anything less is hurting performance, and could under extreme circumstances actually damage the motor if there are sensor problems.
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Old 09-05-2001, 08:43 AM   #22
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I pay the extra to get the 94 sunoco ultra
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Old 09-05-2001, 10:24 AM   #23
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Question chevron?

anyone know the octane rating of the supreme at chevron?

i filled up at the new station way down at the east end of stassney last night but for some reason they had no octane ratings on any of the pumps... weird.
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Old 09-05-2001, 11:16 AM   #24
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No Sunoco around here buddy.
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Old 09-05-2001, 11:19 AM   #25
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anyone know the octane rating of the supreme at chevron?

i filled up at the new station way down at the east end of stassney last night but for some reason they had no octane ratings on any of the pumps... weird.
DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

Although they may be on the level and sticking to the regular standards, there are plenty of gas station owners out there up to some shady stuff. They may be calling the 89 their 'supreme'.

One local Texaco does not post their prices by the road. The reason why? They charge 20 cents more per gallon than everybody else! Few people ever think to check the price on the pump, so this scam has worked out for this operator.

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