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Favorite Brand of Gas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoguy, Jan 11, 2010.

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Favorite Gas Brand

Poll closed Feb 10, 2010.
  1. BP

    13 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Shell

    46 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. Chevron

    44 vote(s)
    28.0%
  4. Mobil

    10 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. Marathon

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. Other

    41 vote(s)
    26.1%
  7. QT

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    #1
    Tacoguy

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    Just wondering what everyone thinks is the best gas. Out here in Illinois we dont get as many options as other states. However out here, I think that BP and Shell are the best.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I voted other ~ "cheapest"

    They are all pretty much the same. Companies add their own brand of detergents, that's all.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    NeoMoose

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    They're all the same. All gasoline is refined at a few refineries and traded around on the open market. Then all that gas is taken to tank farms and they add SOME additives, but those are in such minute quantities that it really doesn't matter.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    OU812

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  5. Jan 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    I run Costco fuel since it is the cheaper fuel in my area. All of...if not most get their fuel from one source, then add brand products to the fuel. Costco may not be the best fuel to run, but I run fuel injector cleaner every 8-10 thousand miles. So it should be just fine.
    I wish our Government would let us build more refineries, that might lower the price some. But I'm glad our fuel is not as expensive here, than in Europe. For at least now anyways.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    rab89

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    Where did you get this info?
     
  8. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    stroM-

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    It's not what i think is best its what tends to be closest to my house! Also when i started driving i got a shell gas card so i tend to stick to shell.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Incognito

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    BP, Shell, Exxon is all I use in my truck.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    NeoMoose

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    Used to work in the oil industry. For CITGO to be precise. We'd always laugh because people would boycott the company for having ties to Venezuela but the product that comes out of the refineries goes on an open market, where it's traded as a commodity, and then can go absolutely anywhere on the market, so someone filling up at an Exxon could just as easily be using something that came from a CITGO refinery as any other refinery. Same goes for Exxon, Shell, etc.

    The refined product trades all over the place and there is no real difference until it gets to tank farms and those little amounts of additive are put in.

    Of course, octane ratings matter. But there is really no difference between any two brands that are the same octane. You want special gas, go down to the auto parts store and buy some additive concentrate and burn it with a tank of super.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

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    I run Cam2 or Nitro Methane. Its the only way blow flames out the exhaust.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Usually just cheapest or whatever is close....

    I always try to buy American when I can though!!
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i dont see an option for mine


    i use hookerspit
     
  14. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    yotarob2005

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    What he said + I think that Shell has the best detergents
     
  15. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

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    Run good?;)
     
  16. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    I'm not sure you want to use that, I heard It's bad for your crankshaft and ball joints.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    its actually great

    and its cheap as hell
     
  18. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Wyatt Earp

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    wawa gas, its only around the south jersey, pa region but the convenience of gas and a bangin hoagie in one trip
     
  19. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    WNYTACOMA

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    Don't know if it means anything, but i don't see the 'Contains 10% ethanol' on the pumps at the local NOCO stations, and supposedly, it is 'North American' gas only.

    Anyway, I most often go there.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    motomonkey

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