Poll: What brand of gas are you using?

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  • Sunoco

    7 18.92%
  • Chevron/Texaco

    10 27.03%
  • Mobil

    6 16.22%
  • Shell

    3 8.11%
  • BP

    2 5.41%
  • 76

    3 8.11%
  • Exxon

    1 2.70%
  • Citgo

    0 0%
  • Amoco

    3 8.11%
  • Phillips 66

    2 5.41%
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This is a discussion on Poll: What brand of gas are you using? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; These are the larger companies that I could think of based on my travels, for those of you wishing to ...

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    Poll: What brand of gas are you using?

    These are the larger companies that I could think of based on my travels, for those of you wishing to respond but use something different, most likely a quicky-mart brand, please tell us what it is!
    Last edited by glepko; 05-19-2003 at 05:29 PM.

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    I use the cheapest available premium unleaded fuel at all times. I don't know of any difference in gasolines available widely in my area, save maybe for an additive package here and there - overall, no big deal IMO. Luckily, the US has fairly uniform gas standards that are widely enforced - you don't come across outright crimes much, and there's not a lot of floating rubbish, seawater, etc. like I've seen/heard of/bought/suspected elsewhere - of course the premium fuel is roughly equivalent to normal unleaded elsewhere, but it's inexpensive and quite acceptable as far as quality.
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    Is there a way to take regular unleaded fuel and add additives to raise the octane level? I thought I remember hearing about this somewhere. I also know from chemistry class that if you have more alcohol mixed in with gasoline it raises the octane level and burns better.
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    mobil rules.

    also mobil owns exxon so u may want to add them together
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    Originally posted by SpeedRacerWRX02
    mobil rules.

    also mobil owns exxon so u may want to add them together
    From my research it looks like they use different additive packages in their fuels but I could be mistaken.

    Chevron/Texaco are combined because Texaco will not be producing gasonline again until the summer of '04, and my assumption is that the additive package will differ in some form from the Chevron gas.

    I'm not concerned about quality of fuel or what "might" be better than one or the other, just curious about brand loyalty and most commonly used on a broad spectrum.

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    Originally posted by Th3Franz
    Is there a way to take regular unleaded fuel and add additives to raise the octane level?
    Yes there are ways but it's much easier and almost certainly much cheaper overall to just get the grade of fuel your manual spec's. Homebrew isn't worth the hassle IMO.
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    Only the best for my car, 94 octane Sunoco. I was looking around the pro-rally sites. It seems the rally cars also use Sunoco gas, Even Subaru has a Sunoco sticker on their car.


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    Originally posted by Th3Franz
    Is there a way to take regular unleaded fuel and add additives to raise the octane level? I thought I remember hearing about this somewhere. I also know from chemistry class that if you have more alcohol mixed in with gasoline it raises the octane level and burns better.
    Toluene is what you want to use:

    http://performanceolds307.tripod.com/backup/id9.html

    It also makes a great fuel injection cleaner:

    http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/...=5;t=000065;p=

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