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post #46 of 49 (permalink) Old 07-21-2005, 05:53 PM
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Re: Differences in Fuel by company? Texaco, Shell, etc.? Am I nuts?

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You telling us that that magic elixir is 18% better than anybody else's, and gives 18% more mileage? #2 oil is #2 oil.

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NOPE, Bet you didn't expect that did you [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

BUT, it does make my truck run better, gives me a little more power & Costs the same or LESS than the other Name Brand Stations in the area [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img] And the fuel is is very fresh, there is a tanker there at least two - three time a week. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img] So I get my fuel there or the Co-Op that is 45 cetane and sells LOTS of fuel also. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]

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Makes sense to me, especially the part about price and freshness. There's no magic about this stuff. Clean air, oil, and fuel leads to a long happy life.

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Re: Differences in Fuel by company? Texaco, Shell, etc.? Am I nuts?

Well, maybe Im crazy AGAIN but my gas rig wont run well on BP at all.
Runs best on Union76, followed by Texaco, then chevron, and wont run worth a crap on BP. It seems to lose power on Shell and coats the plugs with light brown junk.. Its a touchy builtup cheby mouse motor.

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They send the batches of fuel premium, regular no lead, etc through the same pipe line and to different brand tank farms here. The tank farms are all grouped together to use the same pipelines.
Additives are stored in their own tanks and added when loading onto the trucks.
One thing you have to watch, in our area are the gas stations, marts, etc run by Asians and Indians.

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That's the same for Atlanta. In Doraville, GA there is a tank farm that supplies all of the metro area. If you are over there you will see a BP, QT, Petro, Pilot, Shell, Flyin J, and the no name tankers that haul fuel out of there. I buy my diesel at the places that sell the most fuel so you get the freshest fuel possible. My 2 cents.

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I've always tried to run BP or Amoco fuel in my trucks. Even if it cost an extra 3-4 cents per gallon. What's that going to cost me? An extra dollar? Money well spent.

They just put in a diesel island at the Wal-Mart. Ofcourse their fuel is the cheapest in town. But I still fight myself not to pay for that water.

I drove a '95 F250 Powerstroke for 130K miles. I would say it had BP/Amoco fuel in it 90% of the time. I only changed the fuel filter in that thing twice. And one of those was just because I suspected the O-ring was leaking. Amoco fuel is premium stuff, and I don't mind saying that to anyone.

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