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Majo
01-03-2015, 09:33 AM
So I've been driving around lately, buying gas more often, and I've stopped using Mobil, and switched to Shell.

I feel a difference between Mobil 93 vs. Shell 93

Is it a placebo effect? Maybe. But I'm sticking with Shell now.

Who do you fill up with?

Seerlah
01-03-2015, 09:36 AM
V power is best. Times are rough so I have been filling at a Pilot station for like the last year. Car will get Shell today, though. Back to dd the Maxima since I just placed snow tires on the Audi.

pbcrazy
01-03-2015, 09:46 AM
I only use BP but that's only because there is one right down the street. I'm happy with any major company (Shell, BP, Mobil, etc.) though as long as it's not sheetz or less.

Seerlah
01-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Pilot is cheapest around my way and why I go.

R490
01-03-2015, 09:57 AM
I honestly don't have a preference really. If I see gas when I need it, I'll just get it. Just no sketchy places that I haven't heard of.

Turbo_B5
01-03-2015, 10:13 AM
I always go with Shells V-Power.

Davdraco1
01-03-2015, 10:51 AM
I've used big name gas and I've used crappy ones and I've had the gas attendant put regular on my car before, and he filled it (I live in jersey :)). And I've noticed no difference between any if them. You will know when you get crappy gas. A bottle of STP full fuel system treatment or deadpan will help you out. I usually do them ever month or so.

adam044
01-03-2015, 11:09 AM
Cumberland Farms which sells Gulf. Always the cheapest and closest gas station. I've owned 2 cars and I've only been to that gas station except for 2 times when I was very low and had to stop someplace else but that was with my last car. I've only ever been to Gulf with the Audi.

They have a 10 cent off each gallon program as well.

GrapeBandit
01-03-2015, 12:20 PM
only 93 from a Top Tier supplier. I mostly use shell v-power only because thats whats around me. I prefer BP or Chevron. My car like Chevron, BP, then v-power(in that order).

Bordom
01-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Tried V-Power like everyone has commented. Didn't like it very much. I prefer to stick around with Petro because there's a station thats always 3 cents cheaper than the Shell right across the street from them.

Tried Shell for a couple weeks and noticed I'd get 400km to a tank. Switched back to Petro and mileage went back to normal levels. (500km)

Majo
01-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Ah, no BP, or Chevron round my way. Gas is getting a little lower for V-Power, 2.90 i believe, so Ive gone back to that

pbcrazy
01-03-2015, 01:45 PM
Ah, no BP, or Chevron round my way. Gas is getting a little lower for V-Power, 2.90 i believe, so Ive gone back to that

BP around here is down to 2.49 (for 93 obviously). Under $2 for regular lucky bastards

B5A4coastie
01-03-2015, 02:38 PM
When I was in California, I would only use Chevron. I usually do ok with Royal Farms or Wawa, but will never go with a no name garage with pumps out front and sells gas 20 cents cheaper than anywhere else. It costs extra for companies to put additives in that keep your valves clean. Besides it's only a a buck or two more each fill up, which is worth a smooth flowing head.

Avant Nate
01-03-2015, 04:35 PM
Costco and Shell.

GrapeBandit
01-03-2015, 04:45 PM
When I was in California, I would only use Chevron. I usually do ok with Royal Farms or Wawa, but will never go with a no name garage with pumps out front and sells gas 20 cents cheaper than anywhere else. It costs extra for put additives in that keep your valves clean. Besides it's only a a buck or two more each fill up, which is worth a smooth flowing head.

this exactly! [up]

Corrado_Guy
01-03-2015, 04:50 PM
In my area in Canada only Chevron sells 94 octane so they are the only ones to get my business.

OldCowboy
01-04-2015, 01:41 AM
The only thing that makes sense is to use a Top Tier gasoline. http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html

B5A4coastie
01-04-2015, 06:29 AM
http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html

Thank you for the link. I knew about the additives, but not the list of retailers.

mysman
01-04-2015, 06:39 AM
To me, it's more than picking a brand, the condition and usage of the gas station is also important. Pick a station that has a lot of business, the in-ground tanks will be circulated more often. Less chance of sediment near the bottom and fresher gas. Also, don't fill your tank while the tanker is filling their tanks. That always stirs up what sediment there is.

gearhead9992
01-04-2015, 09:14 AM
I just got quick trip its right down the road and I put fuel treatment in every month or so and I don't worry to much about price cause I live in south Carolina all gas is cheap :)

GrapeBandit
01-04-2015, 09:48 AM
The only thing that makes sense is to use a Top Tier gasoline. http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html

yep. been had that bookmarked. thats why I said Top Tier retailers only[up]

Majo
01-04-2015, 02:03 PM
yep. been had that bookmarked. thats why I said Top Tier retailers only[up]

Ohhh, this is nice, thanks for this gem

AudiBoy17
01-04-2015, 02:57 PM
BP Gas station, directly up the street from my home. 93 Oct. baby [:D]

jsbs1991
01-04-2015, 04:19 PM
I use quiktrip gas, they are all around me. I filled my car with cheap 93 Kroger gas and my car started misfiring. Only QT for me .

xdewaynex
01-04-2015, 04:47 PM
BP, because I know they always have 93 around my area.

VanCityA4Q
01-04-2015, 09:05 PM
Chevron Ultra 94 is the only way to go in my opinion, when I cant find a chevron station Husky 94 or Shell as a last resort, Petro Canada is crap as far as im concerned

SN95Audi87
01-05-2015, 10:24 AM
I have Sunoco, BP, and Mobil. I always used BP and my car gets the best mpg from it. I also like Sunoco because of the higher octanes they have 94+

Cgoon009
01-05-2015, 10:44 AM
Shell.

musasabi
01-05-2015, 10:46 AM
I get Shell because they're top tier and they sponsor Audi Sport. =)

viceprp
01-05-2015, 11:22 AM
I run 93 only out of my car. I buy what is readily available in 93 oct . Also, I know where every E85 pump is within 50 miles of my house.

GrapeBandit
01-13-2015, 08:30 AM
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