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lsu480
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Is one brand of gas better than others?


I just heard a guy at the gas station ask them what brand of gas they use....the cashier said it was a private company that was unbranded so the dude that asked just drove off without filling up. Does the brand really matter when it comes to buying gas? If so what kind is best?






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Ellunchboxo
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


Your tank doesn't care.





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lsu480
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


That's what I thought but this dude really seemed to care and then you always hear ads saying one brand is better so I thought I should ask the OT experts.





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Tony Montana
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


Gas is gas no matter where it comes from. There is only one formula for making it. The difference comes from the additives each company puts in their gas.





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Volvagia
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


All of the gas is mixed.

As in, Chevron, Shell, and Exxon all fill up their gas tanks from the same exact spigot at the refinery.

The ONLY difference between brands is what mix of additives are added post refining.



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NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


Ive worked at several refineries and have seen fuel trucks lined up waiting to be filled. All types of different "brands" in the same line.





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Jefferson Darcy
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


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Gas is gas no matter where it comes from. There is only one formula for making it. The difference comes from the additives each company puts in their gas.


this. people are idiots.






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el Gaucho
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


the gas isn't what makes it better or worse. all gas is the same


different brands put different/better/more detergent and stuff in the gas to keep your engine clean


which is best? I have no idea






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


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people are idiots






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lsu480
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


Well do the additives matter a lot?





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Powerman
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


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this. people are idiots.


Right. Of course the question is, do you believe that one brand's additives are better than the others?






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offshoreangler
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


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Well do the additives matter a lot?



Depends.


Even your non branded gas stations have a generic additive in them.


Is Techron, or Shell Nitrogen or whatever Exxon puts in theirs better?

Depends on where your loyalties are. I don't think one is head and shoulders above another.



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MikeD
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


Additives are marketing tools.





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offshoreangler
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


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different brands put different/better/more detergent and stuff in the gas to keep your engine clean




There is an exactly recipe for gas to additive, to ethanol that must be met before a load leaves a gasoline terminal to a station.

Too much additive over a certain PPM is actually harmful to your engine.






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CajunRevolution
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


My Truck is a whore. She gets gas wherever she can find it at the best price.


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Hogtastic Voyage
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


Never put much stock in the different brands of gas, but I always run mid grade. Its worth the $0.12/gallon in gas mileage, and I've never been able to tell much difference between Mid Grade and Premium





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fightin tigers
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


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Well do the additives matter a lot?


do you mean does it matter 50 cents a fill up? because that is about the difference most places.

If the cheap places have people lined up I am stopping somewhere else. very seldom do I price shop for gas, isn't worth it.






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yellowfin
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


are there additives in diesel ?





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TypoKnig
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


I typically go with Shell and I have never had an issue with them but I wouldn't avoid a Chevron or Exxon if I needed gas.

Only place I would avoid are discount zones. Got gas there 10 months ago and my service engine light has been on ever since.






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offshoreangler
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re: Is one brand of gas better than others?


Yeah....certain states require more than one. But the most common is called Lubricity.


For example, here in Texas there is a requirement for Lubricity as well as another additive known as Tx-LED.



And of course Biodiesel is nothing more than ULSD and a soy or tallow based additive blended at a loading rack.



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