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What Brand of Fuel Do You Use?!

What brand of fuel do you guys prefer? Do you think any are better then others? Exxon/Esso , Shell, Sunoco, Petro Canada, Chevron, Mobil , etc.. 87 Octane or 91, Or 94? Do you agree with Top Tier Gasoline? Do you notice a difference when using different brands? example below of Top Tier Gasolines... As well, do you think there is a difference between fuel with upto 10% Ethanol or No Ethanol at all? I would be really interested to find out if there is a way to actually measure performace or differences between brands.. Which I believe there must be, as there is definitly clear differnces when using different brands of Oil... The Below was taken from Gm Canada , which is why they list Canadian Gas stations, but the standard is the same in the U.S.




TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is a new class of gasoline developed by 5 of the world's top automakers including General Motors to help keep your GM vehicle's engine clean. It is designed to help minimize emissions while maximizing fuel efficiency and performance in the process. Gasoline sold in Canada contains varying levels of detergency - a large percentage contains none at all. What's more, some gasoline may have metallic additives. TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline contains enhanced detergency levels without the metallic additives that can damage your vehicle's emission control components. Using TOP TIER will help you reduce deposit related concerns and can help keep your emission control system operating properly.
GM encourages you to look for the TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline logo the next time you fill up and help keep your engine and your world a little cleaner.
TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline can be found at the following gas stations :
  • Chevron Canada
  • Shell Canada
  • Petro Canada
  • Sunoco
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i have always used shell and ONLY shell gas on all the vehicles i had...
shell has that reputation for the "cleanest" gas anywhere...even before i moved to the US i only used shell
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76, chevron, shell, mobil, bp

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I like Chevron or Texaco since they own that now. In a pinch I'll go to Shell

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I go where you put gas in the tank.

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I go to only newer, cleaner, big name gas stations. Also no little mom and pop no-name gas stations. I'll actually drive farther out of my way to go to a newer, cleaner gas station than to go to a little crappy old one.


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Shell, unless I'm in a pinch. But definitely no old mom-and-pop stations... those places don't exactly radiate confidence...
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All the manufacturers have jumped on board as far as suggesting top tier.

BMW recommends using TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline with a minimum octane rating of AKI 91. This gasoline also complies with the 10% or less ethanol requirement. It's a higher standard with enhanced fuel detergency that helps to avoid driveability problems. Ethanol is a type of alcohol which is combined with gasoline, primarily to reduce engine knock. In combustion, ethanol provides less energy than gasoline, resulting in reduced fuel economy. When ethanol burns inside the engine, it tends to form a weaker mixture that may cause misfire, rough idle and cold start issues in your vehicle. In addition, engine components may deteriorate over time when in contact with ethanol. Consequently, commercial gasoline is limited to a maximum of 10% ethanol.


The top tier gas...like Chevron, Shell, And Mobil all have additives that help keep your fuel system clean. They also seem to be regulated a bit better than the off brand stations are. This is why the vehicle manufacturers suggest top tier.

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I use Shell 87. If we had BP I'd use that as well. I use Shell in all my vehicle. Just like people have to drive all the way to the other side of town to fill up on E85, I go out of my way to go to Shell. Plus I have a Shell card and get discounts.


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You get what you pay for applies to gas I believe. Just like when people buy flexfuel vehicles, they make a commitment just like we should. If we bought a high performance vehicle, shouldn't we use a gas that'll keep it running like it should? Just my $.02


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Shell fuel for the WIN. I get noticeably better fuel mileage using Shell so I stick with it.



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I use Shell 87.

You don't use premium?
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You don't use premium?
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You don't use premium?
Only the 07+ use 91. As per the manual. Plus I'm at high altitude so 91 wasn't doing much for me. Plus I get better mileage with 87.


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Only the 07+ use 91. As per the manual. Plus I'm at high altitude so 91 wasn't doing much for me. Plus I get better mileage with 87.
yea, high altitude

my car would pin if I put 89 in it when I was in colorado's high altitude. it sucks when both of my vehicles use premium gas.

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yea, high altitude

my car would pin if I put 89 in it when I was in colorado's high altitude. it sucks when both of my vehicles use premium gas.
Haha. Yeah it sucks up here. 85 makes my truck tick and 91 is a waste of money up here unless you have a turbo car.


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This varies a great deal by region- and by altitude. For instance in the US western region, high altitude Chevron stations sell nothing over 91 octane while sea-level ones sell 92- both are labeled premium but at the higher altitudes the stoichiometry would tend to make the mix run richer even with electronic controls.

Our 600RR's run high compression and need the anti-knock properties of premium gas. On the other hand lower-compression bikes like my Interceptor (a v-4) are a lot more flexible in terms of fuel.

I can say that in 250,000 miles between cars with two high-compression engines (a supercharged MR2 and a VVTL-I Celica GTS) running nothing but Chevron premium I never have had any problems related to fuel (or anything else for that matter). Same for the 7500 miles on my CBR and 17000 on my VFR.
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Chevron usually. But at this point I think I've had at least a tank of everything in it (including stuff from mom n pop stations) and haven't noticed much of a difference at all. Always 91 octane though.

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Whatever I use, I make sure i put in NOS fuel additive, escpecially in my RC. It makes the V-Twin purr like a kitten. You can find it at any local 7-11 or Wawa.

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Whatever I use, I make sure i put in NOS fuel additive, escpecially in my RC. It makes the V-Twin purr like a kitten. You can find it at any local 7-11 or Wawa.
You're wasting your money.

Also you are supposed to drink NOS, not put in your gas tank. Duh!


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You're wasting your money.

Also you are supposed to drink NOS, not put in your gas tank. Duh!
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Ya well there is a drink that is a copy cat sort of deal to look like a NOS bottle. Then there is a fuel additive/octane booster that is made by NOS which people put in there vehicles indeed.

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I know. There are a few posts about a guy from a Gixxer site that did this. I was kidding when i mentioned i put this crap in my RC. My communication skills suck today.

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