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View Poll Results: Prefered Gas Station
BP 11 14.47%
Shell 21 27.63%
Sunoco 3 3.95%
Mobil 1 1.32%
Exxon 2 2.63%
Other 38 50.00%
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:05 AM
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I was wondering what everyone else run's in their trucks. The gas cap in my 2006 recommends BP, but I find that Shell and BP run best IMO. What about you guys/gals?
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I like shell and I run 93. Wesco is the worst!!!
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Any gas station that doesnt offer 10% ethanol, but they are harder to find. In Canada, I like Petro, Mr. Gas and ultramar is pretty good. I just 87 Oct in mine, I dont want to pay $1.45 a liter for a higher octane.
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BP or Thorntons 87 regular. anything more is a waste of money in my rig.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:16 AM
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I have a local station called GetGo owned by a supermarket chain they give fuel perks .10 off a gal. for every $50.00 you spend and that includes retailer gift cards plus around the holidays they offer bonus .20 off those cards,it really ads up.87 octane is all you need for a stock engine anything else your just wasting your money.
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I was wondering what everyone else run's in their trucks. The gas cap in my 2006 recommends BP, but I find that Shell and BP run best IMO. What about you guys/gals?
Hey dude, you did a poll without Canadian gas stations. I am offended lol
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:18 AM
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i run whatever is the cheapest... lol.. usually BP (Arco around here) and always 87 octane...
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ohio has the second worst gas in the country so it really dont matter lol, i just use fuel cleaner like every three fillups or once a month
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The cheapest gas station for me!! 87 is the recommendation and thats what I use
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X2 on the 10% Ethanol B.S. I e-mailed some gas companies here in Canada a couple of years ago and most of them indicated that their premium gas didn't include any ethanol. Shell was really against using it at all, so it is possible to get Ethanol-free 87 octane from Shell at some stations. (no sticker on pump=no ethanol)

So thats what I use - 87 octane ethanol-free Shell gas from my local station.
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Wesco or Sam's club (5 cents off a gallon) i run whatever octane my truck calls for (87)
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X2 on the 10% Ethanol B.S. I e-mailed some gas companies here in Canada a couple of years ago and most of them indicated that their premium gas didn't include any ethanol. Shell was really against using it at all, so it is possible to get Ethanol-free 87 octane from Shell at some stations. (no sticker on pump=no ethanol)

So thats what I use - 87 octane ethanol-free Shell gas from my local station.
Heck I dont even know if we have shells near where I live, I have seen one in a few years
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:29 AM
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I do run once a month a tank of mid-grade to help clear out any build up in the lines or injectors. IDK if it actually works but it gives me a little piece of mind. Plus I feel it idles and warms up better.
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I use QuikTrip or Costco, and I run 87, the Arco gas here in Arizona when I fill up I get about 50 miles less to the tank than anywhere else...
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:37 AM
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Hey dude, you did a poll without Canadian gas stations. I am offended lol
Im sorry bro! I don't know any Canadian gas companies!
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X2 on the 10% Ethanol B.S. I e-mailed some gas companies here in Canada a couple of years ago and most of them indicated that their premium gas didn't include any ethanol. Shell was really against using it at all, so it is possible to get Ethanol-free 87 octane from Shell at some stations. (no sticker on pump=no ethanol)

So thats what I use - 87 octane ethanol-free Shell gas from my local station.
Maybe thats why it runs so well in my truck.
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