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ravertony Aug 30, 7:35pm - #263013 
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Brand of Gas?

ever since i got my gts (a year and a few months ago) ive always filled my tank with chevron supreme fuel, you know with that techron stuff, anyways ive never put in any other brand of fuel, i was wondering what you guys use and what is the best brand to use, like Shell just came out with their new type of fuel, or if there is any difference or harm/performance in other brand...

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celicababe00 Aug 30, 7:37pm - #263014 

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I use Diamond Shamrock because it is close to my house..I also use Cheveron. I tried the Shell V Power...didnt notice a diffrence. Ive tried Texaco..no difference. I dont use Racetrack..shitty gas as far as I am concered.
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ravertony Aug 30, 7:40pm - #263015 
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im already aware i will not feel any difference, by difference i mean difference to the engine, which would help the engine perform and last in the long run, you know what i mean
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renfield90 Aug 30, 7:40pm - #263016 

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lol I go to Albertson's...real cheap and its decent stuff actually...i personally won't go to an Arco though.
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celicababe00 Aug 30, 7:50pm - #263017 

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I dunno??? My car has 82K on it and I have pretty much used Diamond Shamrock the whole time and she still runs good. Every now and then I put this Seam Foam stuff in it and that cleans it out and makes it run really smooth for a while.
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l2pdrums Aug 30, 8:03pm - #263018 

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I use Mobile, because its the cheapest I can find. everywhere else is like $2.19(on average) and The mobil i go to is like $2.05. So I save a few pennies.

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celicababe00 Aug 30, 8:56pm - #263019 

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Originally Posted by l2pdrums
I use Mobile, because its the cheapest I can find. everywhere else is like $2.19(on average) and The mobil i go to is like $2.05. So I save a few pennies.



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Holy shit!!! $2.05??? We are paying $1.90 here!!!
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Kenton2k Aug 31, 12:52am - #263020 
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 31, 1:10am - #263021 
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ilovemyGT Aug 31, 1:16am - #263022 
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i usually use exxon or chevron, right now regular is about 1.79

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spaztikid Aug 31, 1:20am - #263023 
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CeLlYgT04 Aug 31, 1:22am - #263024 

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i use mobil, 76, and chevron...CA gas prices are gettin high agen.. thumbsdown
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RookieGTS Aug 31, 1:54am - #263026 

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haha the price i pay for my premium gas is like 2.26$ Aint that a bitch!
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SquadOne Aug 31, 2:09am - #263027 
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yeah, Ca gas prices suck thumbsdown

but yeh, i use chevron, shell, or mobil.

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round2gts Aug 31, 2:58am - #263028 

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most gases are pretty much the same. not much difference between mobil premium and texico or irving or anything. the only reason the gases prices are lower at some stations is because of the competition of these wealthy guys to get their gas there at that station

it's kinda complicated the owner of the mobil i worked at tried to explain it to me

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Sancho Aug 31, 3:09am - #263029 

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I use whatevers available. I buy the Premium gas.

Tony, I tried the V-Power gas from Shell. I like it, but then again, its just like any other premium gas, except it has "enhanced stuff" that cleans your fuel injectors. idunnoNo harm, give it a try. thumbsup

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xXMaGNuSXx Aug 31, 3:17am - #263030 
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I use 76. $2.05/gal right now. But use premium for my bike.
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CelicaPrincess Aug 31, 3:59am - #263031 
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I usually go to Mobil all the time, but for the past month during our tax break on gas I've been going to citco b/c its over .10 cents cheaper than anywhere else. They have been okay, but as soon as the prices rise again I'm going back to Mobil. The only place I've really noticed a difference is Hess, idunnomy car seems to burn their gas a lot more quickly...and no my driving habits don't change. Their gas doesn't even last a week in my car...weird. crazy
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WaWaWAGTS Oct 14, 8:16pm - #263032 
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does any one use Costco Gas Premium
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lee43 Oct 15, 4:19am - #263033 

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In SF. 91 is like 2.60 thumbsdown
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ravertony Oct 15, 4:36am - #263034 
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in the fresno area its $2.63 for supreme at chevron
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celiwhite Oct 15, 5:04am - #263035 
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i always use the chevron...hmm maybe because i got the chevron card rofl 2.49 for 91 thumbsdown
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Zero Oct 15, 5:10am - #263036 

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even though my Celica is just a GT i use Chevron Supreme and Sheel V-Power. thumbsup

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unsceenTRD Oct 15, 6:04pm - #263037 
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i used Mobil Supreme for two years and i just switched to Shell V-Power two months ago and i like it is seems to make my engine run smoother wave wave
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unsceenTRD Oct 15, 6:10pm - #263038 
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Originally Posted by Zero

even though my Celica is just a GT i use Chevron Supreme and Sheel V-Power. thumbsup

i dont think that it is necessary to use supreme (ECU not tuned for it). I think that if anything it will hurt your car.

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Originally Posted by unsceenTRD
Originally Posted by Zero
even though my Celica is just a GT i use Chevron Supreme and Sheel V-Power. thumbsup

i dont think that it is necessary to use supreme (ECU not tuned for it). I think that if anything it will hurt your car.
I dont think it would hurt it. There really is no difference though
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celicajonz Oct 15, 6:57pm - #263040 
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...yup i use the blue pump 91 from day 1...good stuff thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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kglee79 Oct 15, 7:02pm - #263041 
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$2.69 for 91 here at Chevron
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Zero Oct 15, 7:50pm - #263043 

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oh, BTW i used to use Shell's Premium/now V-Power and switched to Techron 91. i felt a difference. my car flows better with Chev's Techron. plus, unlike Shell, Chevron adds Techron into all three octanes. thumbsup

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unsceenTRD Oct 15, 8:00pm - #263044 
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Originally Posted by spyder00367
Originally Posted by unsceenTRD
Originally Posted by Zero
even though my Celica is just a GT i use Chevron Supreme and Sheel V-Power. thumbsup

i dont think that it is necessary to use supreme (ECU not tuned for it). I think that if anything it will hurt your car.
I dont think it would hurt it. There really is no difference though

i am not sure and correct me if i am wrong (wich i am sure i will be rofl ) but by putting high octane in a car that does not need it i think it will of can clog the cat foul plugs and stuff doue to the ECU not being tuned for that octane
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ragingpaseo Oct 15, 8:12pm - #263045 
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i did that since the first day i bought my car; however, they stop offering 94... cry
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TimO Oct 15, 10:46pm - #263046 

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I used to go to texaco before they got bought out by shell... now i do shell... good stuff i think thumbsup
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SurgicalRizz Oct 15, 11:38pm - #263047 

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We have 102 octane here in Germany grin

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renfield90 Oct 16, 1:36am - #263048 

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^^ Yeah, the Germans got the good stuff laughsilly

putting 91 into a GT won't hurt it, in fact, many people report the car running better. You can't measure it on a dyno, but the car just feels different. Technically it won't make a difference, but in practice (in our cars at least) it does.

I've heard you can put pretty much any octane above what you're required, as long as the ignition system is strong enough to ignite it (higher octane means it is less likely to combust). The reason the GTS needs 91 is because the high compression ratio increases the chance of early detonation, requiring a gas that is less likely to combust.

correct me if i'm wrong.
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ravertony Oct 16, 2:05am - #263049 
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i have a theory:

i have always used Chevron Supreme 91 w/Techron and have now recently on some occassions tried Shell V Power. i have realized something.. that when i use chevron i get a smoother ride but when i use shell i can feel a bit of performance increase like in lift but not as smooth ride. at first i wondered why, but then i figured our GTS ecu's are tunned for 91 octane fuel but not with any cleaning additives like techron or v-power. so if you think about it... lets ASSUME fuel thats goin into the engine is 90% 91 octane gas but 10% is like the cleanin formula.. i'm guessin that our ECUs are assuming that the fuel going in is 100% of 91 octane gas. Do you notice the problem? well i've asked around and they tell me chevron places more cleaning formula then shell does, so i'm assuming that is why i'm gettin more performance... this goes on, but just a theory of my own

by the way this can just all be bullshit.. don't take my word for it.. opinions? smile
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unsceenTRD Oct 16, 2:11am - #263050 
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SurgicalRizz Oct 16, 2:18am - #263051 

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Sounds like a good theory

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Zero Oct 16, 2:24am - #263052 

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Originally Posted by ravertony
i have a theory:

i have always used Chevron Supreme 91 w/Techron and have now recently on some occassions tried Shell V Power. i have realized something.. that when i use chevron i get a smoother ride but when i use shell i can feel a bit of performance increase like in lift but not as smooth ride. at first i wondered why, but then i figured our GTS ecu's are tunned for 91 octane fuel but not with any cleaning additives like techron or v-power. so if you think about it... lets ASSUME fuel thats goin into the engine is 90% 91 octane gas but 10% is like the cleanin formula.. i'm guessin that our ECUs are assuming that the fuel going in is 100% of 91 octane gas. Do you notice the problem? well i've asked around and they tell me chevron places more cleaning formula then shell does, so i'm assuming that is why i'm gettin more performance... this goes on, but just a theory of my own

by the way this can just all be bullshit.. don't take my word for it.. opinions? smile


i believe the 10% cleaning is just for cleaning the fuel lines and certain parts of the engine. not having any affect on performance.

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ravertony Oct 16, 6:13am - #263053 
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Originally Posted by Zero
Originally Posted by ravertony
i have a theory:

i have always used Chevron Supreme 91 w/Techron and have now recently on some occassions tried Shell V Power. i have realized something.. that when i use chevron i get a smoother ride but when i use shell i can feel a bit of performance increase like in lift but not as smooth ride. at first i wondered why, but then i figured our GTS ecu's are tunned for 91 octane fuel but not with any cleaning additives like techron or v-power. so if you think about it... lets ASSUME fuel thats goin into the engine is 90% 91 octane gas but 10% is like the cleanin formula.. i'm guessin that our ECUs are assuming that the fuel going in is 100% of 91 octane gas. Do you notice the problem? well i've asked around and they tell me chevron places more cleaning formula then shell does, so i'm assuming that is why i'm gettin more performance... this goes on, but just a theory of my own

by the way this can just all be bullshit.. don't take my word for it.. opinions? smile


i believe the 10% cleaning is just for cleaning the fuel lines and certain parts of the engine. not having any affect on performance.


we know that the cleaning formula is for cleaning the fuel lines and engine parts and that the cleaning formula itself doesnt affect the performance but what my theory is based on is the idea of fuel ratio...

put it this way.. lets say i ask you for 3 gallons of milk

u give me 3 gallons, BUT 2.5 gallons is milk and the other .5 is orange juice. you gave me 3 gallons alright but not of milk.

well its the same for the ECU.. the ecu asked for 1 gallon of gas but instead it gets .9 gallons of gas and .1 gallons of cleaning formula. because of that the air/fuel ratio is off and thus givin you less performance. more cleaning formula equals less performance not because the formula makes ur car slower but because of the fuel ratio...

but then again just a theory.. haha i hope you get it now
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i get you now. but if i sold you 3 gallons of milk, that was .5 percent of OJ, then i'd keep it for myself tongue grin

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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 17, 2:34pm - #263055 
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JoeyOwen Oct 17, 3:17pm - #263056 
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Originally Posted by ravertony
in the fresno area its $2.63 for supreme at chevron


same here SoCal... I paid $2.67 couple days ago...
insane...!!
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Celicacutie Oct 17, 4:46pm - #263057 

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I use mobil because I have a speed pass thing
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RBlackGT Oct 17, 9:18pm - #263058 
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hephaestus Oct 18, 2:03am - #263059 
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Wow, this gas talk has been going on for some time now. No disrespect, but most gas is the same except the octane. The Techron, Vtron, Hexagon additives are a marketing scheme. I hear the same stuff over and over every so often from the different gas companies/chains from year to year. I don't even listen anymore to that after 14 years of driving. I just stear clear of those budget gas stations that pop up from time to time and change their name from year to year. All gas we use includes cleaning agents. I personally run 100 octane Sunoco, from the pump, because I can and will.
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celicafourotwo Oct 18, 2:10am - #263060 

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^^^100?? damn..isn't that like 3buck some a gal??? talk about crazyness..gosh i could never do that..prob. 1 a yr maybe..hehehe

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RaptorGTS Oct 18, 2:17am - #263061 
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i just hope all GTS owners are using premium
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hephaestus Oct 18, 2:40am - #263062 
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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
^^^100?? damn..isn't that like 3buck some a gal??? talk about crazyness..gosh i could never do that..prob. 1 a yr maybe..hehehe

I don't want to go into what gas for what model. This has been said too many times and not what the topic at hand is about. I PERSONALLY go for 100 octane because I don't drive 10,000 miles a year, 15,000 miles, 20,000, or more. I like it, can get it, and can afford it.
If it was Sunoco, Shell, Texaco, Mobil, etc. I wouldn't care either.
It cost about $4.30 a gallon.
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