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What brand of gas gets you the best mpg? If I use anything but Texaco gas I go through a tank pretty fast. What's the best for you? Does anyone notice a difference?
 

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never noticed a difference myself. just use the lowest octane you can without getting KNOCK/PING under a load. :wink:
 

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I've always used the highest octane available. The price for that on my bike is still less of unleaded in my truck.
 

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If your bike truly doesn't need super unleaded then all you are doing is adding additional carbon in your bike.... If your oil looks dirty in the window of your oil cover that would be one of the reasons.

But if it makes you feel better....zoom away!

Personally me I rotate my gas in the bike between 76 and Chevron. I used to use a lot of Shell, but there are less Shell stations around now for some reason?

As far as mileage I haven't experienced much difference between the different gasolines.....
 

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I used to get 76 but when I lived 25 miles away from work, I noticed I had to fill up every 1.5 days. So I could make it to work and back, then only to work again the next time. When I got Texaco I could make it to work and back twice.
 

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I used to get 76 but when I lived 25 miles away from work, I noticed I had to fill up every 1.5 days. So I could make it to work and back, then only to work again the next time. When I got Texaco I could make it to work and back twice.
Fill up at the coolest part of the night when gasoline is more dense or first thing early in the morning after the gas has cooled the most in the underground tanks. They only charge you by the gallon and not how dense the gasoline is!
 

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Fill up at the coolest part of the night when gasoline is more dense or first thing early in the morning after the gas has cooled the most in the underground tanks. They only charge you by the gallon and not how dense the gasoline is!
Yah, but the coolest part of the night here is still 85 degrees.
 

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Fill up at the coolest part of the night when gasoline is more dense or first thing early in the morning after the gas has cooled the most in the underground tanks.
I've heard that before, but I doubt that the temperatures really change much in an underground tank, especially when you consider that the pump sucks from the bottom of the tank. Maybe I'll get out a thermometer and try it some day. Then I can run some calculations to figure out how much dollar difference it makes. I'll bet it's less than a nickel for a tank -- hardly worth thinking about it if you ask me.

As for the original question about one brand or another, I doubt there's a lick of difference from one to the next. A few years ago Consumer Reports spotted one brand of tanker filling a different brand of station, and they've been down on gasoline brands ever since. I've never worked in the petroleum industry, but I would tend to agree. A better brand might have more or better additives, like detergents, but other than that I doubt there's any performance or MPG difference from one brand to the next.
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As a former working in the Oil and Gas industry. Gas is Gas, its the additives that makes the brands different. Chevron's Techron is a cleaning agent that is different from what Texaco puts in that is different than what ARCO puts in that is different from what Shell puts in.
 

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Hehe, I used to run 87/Arco stuff simply because it was cheapest. But now I run 87/Chevron stuff because it's the same price and the Arco stuff and I like the brand better. Probably has something to do with getting a tank of water a few years back with a cage ;) (from Arco)
 

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I haven't noticed much of a difference either with gas. I try to stay away from the AM / PM gas here, it's cheap, but seems to knock and ping a lot. Now if I go up north and get gas in Payson or Flagstaff, I notice a difference because they don't put that whatever the heck it is additive in it that reduces emissions. Seems like I can go further on a tank then.
 

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yea..those stop and rob places usually seem to get the cheapest gas they can buy..i ping with them also so i try to stay with chevron or exxon..
 

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I used to fill up at the local 76, price was 10cents higher but they were formerly the official gas of NASCAR. Now that NASCAR has rebid the gas provider, I now use Chevron gas when filling close to home and have not noticed a difference. When out on the road and need gas, a name brand will always go in the tank before I stop at a convenience store. I will never use ARCO/AM-PM gas no matter how cheaper they seem to be. You get what you pay for and the story of water in the tank or knocking & pinging or the motor getting sludged up is too much to consider for me.
 

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I notice a difference because they don't put that whatever the heck it is additive in it that reduces emissions. Seems like I can go further on a tank then.
ya none of the stupid MTBE bullshit :!:
 

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I used to use Shell alot, but i started having hard starts in my mustang. I looked into it some and someone told me that shell has been putting way too much sulphur in their gas, which has led to certain law suits and people getting their cars fixed for free. At least this is what i heard so i quit using shell altoghether. Also if you use a higher octane gas than what's recommended you can end up burning out your cats.
 
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