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      01-13-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Question Gasoline

Hey y'all...just wonderin' what kinda gas (petrol) y'all be usin' in your cars.

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      01-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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      01-13-2010, 05:50 PM   #3
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My car rolls along beautifully without any gas at all!

Hella efficient... LOL
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My car rolls along beautifully without any gas at all! Very efficient... LOL
Mine used to, but for some reason it doesn't anymore..
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      01-13-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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BMW recommends premium. I put Mobil or Sunoco 93 in mine exclusively.

It will detune itself to run on regular though. Wouldn't recommend it, but doing so really won't hurt anything. If you can afford a BMW, you shouldn't be bothered by the small difference in regular-to-premium cost.
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dont use Arco, thats all i can say
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Shell 93, Sunoco 93... and the rare chance neither are available, Mobil 93 or BP 93...
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      01-13-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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costco gas anyone? hahahaha. i also use shell
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Shell 93 here.
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      01-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #13
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i was at bmw the other day and they had a posting that said " DO NOT USE GAS WITH ETHANOL"
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i was at bmw the other day and they had a posting that said " DO NOT USE GAS WITH ETHANOL"
All gas in the U.S. has up to 10% ethanol. If BMW is unable to design an engine that can handle ethanol, they shouldn't offer it in the US.
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i was at bmw the other day and they had a posting that said " DO NOT USE GAS WITH ETHANOL"
really?? which dealership was that? calgary BMW?

I am scared of ethanol, too........
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dont use Arco, thats all i can say
I've been told 76 buys gas from Arco.
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chevron 92

i wish i could get gas without ethanol, hate the stuff
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I've been told 76 buys gas from Arco.
They all buy gas form each other.
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i was at bmw the other day and they had a posting that said " DO NOT USE GAS WITH ETHANOL"
BMW has to comply with US standards.
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      01-14-2010, 12:39 AM   #20
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Good luck finding Ethanol Free gas in Denver ... 91 from King Soopers most of the time here.
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All gas in the U.S. has up to 10% ethanol. If BMW is unable to design an engine that can handle ethanol, they shouldn't offer it in the US.
Spoolin335 is from Canada. But that aside.

Not all gas in the United States is poisoned. Here in central PA there are stations that have gasoline without ethanol, and I that is what goes into my cars. To be honest is makes little difference in the 325, but there is a 10% mileage difference in our 1.8T Passat.

At some point I would hope that Americans realize that effecient, high performance and environmental friendly engines are not going to run on third world fuel.
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