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View Poll Results: your gas station
76 2 3.23%
arco 1 1.61%
chevron 9 14.52%
mobil 4 6.45%
shell 38 61.29%
usa 0 0%
other 8 12.90%
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      12-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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i like arco. cheaper than anything else around here by about a quarter/gallon. butt dyno says gas quality is about the same. and they have the best mini-mart.

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I trust the quality of gas from shell most.
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I trust the quality of gas from shell most.
Word. I only use Shell.
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Nothing but shell in all of my cars. cept for mah race cars they get race gas and/or shell 91.
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What about Chevron? Chevron vs Shell?
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What about Chevron? Chevron vs Shell?
chevron tends to be expensive. not sure if their claimed additives are worth it.
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What about Chevron? Chevron vs Shell?
They aren't in Ohio. At least the area where I'm from.
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Primarily Shell for me, but sometimes Chevron as a last resort.
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Only Chevron...Ever and for the last 25 years. I hear quality issues with Shell. Apparently not so with the above comments.

I'm originally from So. California and thought Arco went out of business. I remember using their gas in my very first car and it ran like crap. I started using Chevron at that time and it ran like a whole new car.

My parents were right that time after all!
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Posted this in another thread.

I'm all about that Shell.
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Usually Shell, but I mix it up w/ Conoco.
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You guys do realize that the base stock of the gas is literally the exact same thing at all the stations and the only difference is the additives added by each brand right? Additives the effects of which you wont ever feel and would only be noticeable after something like 50k miles.
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Only Chevron...Ever and for the last 25 years. I hear quality issues with Shell. Apparently not so with the above comments.

I'm originally from So. California and thought Arco went out of business. I remember using their gas in my very first car and it ran like crap. I started using Chevron at that time and it ran like a whole new car.

My parents were right that time after all!
What quality issues with Shell? All gas must meet strict federal regulations. So it is highly unlikely that a specific gas caused problem in your car or runs like crap. My friend that works for Chevron tells me that all gas comes from the same pipeline that is shared by Shell/BP/ConocoPhillips. That means all gas basically comes from the same place. The only difference is the additive added.

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You guys do realize that the base stock of the gas is literally the exact same thing at all the stations and the only difference is the additives added by each brand right? Additives the effects of which you wont ever feel and would only be noticeable after something like 50k miles.
The feds required all gasoline to have some sort of additive. And the additive shell/chevron advertise is something like 1 gallon of additive per 8,000 gallon truck.
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For lesser quality I have heard rumors of certain gas stations watering down the tanks to make more money off of the game volume of gas. I'm not saying that an entire chain is doing that, but specific locations. Don't know if it is true, but I would rather not find out the hard way.
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For lesser quality I have heard rumors of certain gas stations watering down the tanks to make more money off of the game volume of gas. I'm not saying that an entire chain is doing that, but specific locations. Don't know if it is true, but I would rather not find out the hard way.
not likely, water and gas don't like to mix

I go to the closest cheapest station
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For lesser quality I have heard rumors of certain gas stations watering down the tanks to make more money off of the game volume of gas. I'm not saying that an entire chain is doing that, but specific locations. Don't know if it is true, but I would rather not find out the hard way.
Water and gas don't mix. Think about it like oil and water.

What does mix with gasoline is methanol but that cost about $8-10 per gallon.
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