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silvercorvette

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Contrary to what some people on this forum believe all gasoline is not created equal

ANOTHER THREAD WITH A DISCUSSION ABOUT WALMART GAS PROMPTED ME TO POST THIS INFO

One of the gasoline cars I own besides the diesel Dodge happens to me a Chevy Volt electric car with a gasoline range extender. Depending on a persons driving habits a tank of gasoline in a Volt can last one year. I learned about top tier gas and it's benefits after I got the Voly. One of the benefits is that is able to be stored longer which is important for a vehicle like the Volt that can last months between fill ups.

I know some people will continue to believe all gas is the same but check outTHIS LINK AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF IF ALL GAS IS CREATED EQUAL.

There are additional benefits besides superior storage characteristics. I personally use tier one Shell exclusively in all my gasoline burning vehicles.


Deposit Control Standards

The standards developed by the four automobile manufacturers (BMW, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota) for TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline are described below. This technical document describes the deposit control performance of unleaded gasoline at the retail level that minimizes deposits on fuel injectors, intake valves, and combustion chambers. These standards comprise the requirements for TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline.


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As long as you can get gasoline without ethanol it will store for quite awhile but if it contains ethanol all bets are off especially in high humidity places. I know I would not want to use year old gasoline without fuel additive in it. Ethanol is got to be the worst stuff they could ever come up with to mix in gasoline.

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How do you know what you are getting? Around here there are three distributers. One Kwik-Fill is brand specific as they advertise selling product made exclusively of American Crude. The other two distributers go from station to station and deliver regardless of the name on the truck or the station. It is my understanding that the additive package that makes each brand unique is added at the tank farm,or in the case of LTL deliveries at the station itself.

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I had a Ford F-150 pickup that I stopped driving and it sat 3 years without so much as a look from me. It had good old 87 octanne no name gas in it. I gave it to a budy, we put a fresh batery in it and it fired right up. I think that there is to much worry about "shelf life" of gasoline.


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I guess some of you are not reading the information on the link I provided. I stated that storing gas for long periods of time was one of the many benefits. There are many other benefits to buying tier one and long term storage is ne of the least important reasons to buy tier one. I suggest that it may be beneficial to read about all the benefits of tier one before making a decision about it's benefits. One thing I had wanted to accomplish was to dispel the myth that all gasoline is the same but I guess that will not be possible to do when people choose not to read the information that was provided to support my statement

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While I too have known for many years that all gas isn't the same and that there are different qualities of gas, I think too much is made about the differences. In other words, the differences are negligible. Reading a white paper is great, but the proof is in the pudding. I have experimented with using Top Tier gas for period of time and notice no discernible difference other than the fact that my wallet is lighter. I also notice very little difference in performance and mileage when using E-10, which we have had to use for more than 15 years. I typically get EPA rating or better on my vehicles. Driving habits and vehicle maintenance have far more to do with mileage than the quality of gas. BTW, I also get 180k to 200k out of my vehicles and they still look and run great when I sell them.

As far as storage, well I don't use Top Tier gas for my lawn and snow removal equipment and I've never had a problem.


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silvercorvette wrote:

I guess some of you are not reading the information on the link I provided. I stated that storing gas for long periods of time was one of the many benefits. There are many other benefits to buying tier one and long term storage is ne of the least important reasons to buy tier one. I suggest that it may be beneficial to read about all the benefits of tier one before making a decision about it's benefits. One thing I had wanted to accomplish was to dispel the myth that all gasoline is the same but I guess that will not be possible to do when people choose not to read the information that was provided to support my statement


I found the information to be both interesting and informative. Unfortunately there will always be folks who choose not to be informed. Thanks for taking the time to post.


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So where do I buy top tier gas, how do I know what station sells top tier gas? Only label I have ever seen on a pump or station states the octane rating,and ethonal content. Am I supposed to walk in and ask the minimum wage cashier what standards the product is formulated to?
It is nice that you can do the research,but as far as I can tell, this knowledge is useless from a practical stand point.


I was going to let it go,but you seemed to be getting your panties in a twist because some did not read your research.

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When I am using the ethanol blend I notice a lot more moisture in my exhast pipe when I start my MH. I do use a stabilzer in equip that will be sitting fo a while. I hate the ethanol. Gas mileage goes down price goes up but it is here to stay like it or not.


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I know that if I run Shell I get better fuel mileage than if I run Speedway or Valero. The only one that I can give real numbers on his our Accord that I drive back and forth to work. If I run Speedway it will spit and sputter when first started and deliver about 29 MPGs, if I run Valero it will run OK and do about 30-31 MPGs. If I run Shell car runs great and I get 33 MPGs. Used to run Shell most of the time until the owner of the local Shell stations got into booz and women and forced them into bankruptcy and had to shut them down.


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