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trust arco?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LazyRyan, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Apr 26, 2008 at 12:54 AM
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    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan [OP] Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    crap gas hit the 4$ mark in my area and i cant afford premium from the big names. was wondering if arco premium 91 is just as good. any input?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2008 at 1:20 AM
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    humanoid

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    Why are you using Premium?
     
  3. Apr 26, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    I only use 87 octane..... i've used 91 and i cant really see the difference
     
  4. Apr 26, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan [OP] Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    supercharger
     
  5. Apr 26, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    flavalk

    flavalk 2-Broke 2-Care

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    Oh Jeez, not his shit again...........:deadhorse: ...giddyup!
     
  6. Apr 26, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    wrxed96

    wrxed96 Well-Known Member

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    I personally always use Sam's Club Premium. We get 93 in FL and I paid 3.68 today. My truck seems to be abnormal because I get about 2 mpg's better and it doesnt ping at low speeds on premium.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    ^That is EXACTLY my experience.

    :deadhorse: Understatement of the century.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2008 at 11:35 PM
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    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan [OP] Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    i kno lets not go into the octane debate. im talking strictly brands of gasoline
     
  9. Apr 27, 2008 at 10:32 AM
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    Ventura_Taco

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    I have used ARCO in all of my vehicles for years. Their gas has never once given me a problem, nor has it done any damage. I don't believe for one second that the big brands have any better quality aside from the additives , Techron etc... that they advertise to be in their formulation process.
    I raise suspicion when I see sub-contracted generic tankers delivering gas to a Shell, Mobil, or Chevron. Are they getting the gas from the same place? Is the Techron really in there like they say? Maybe, maybe not.
    Me, I just add some Berrymans to the tank a couple times a year to maintain the arteries & it's good to go.

    On the other end of the spectrum there is the most important thing to consider that is happening before our very eyes.
    If you're not OCD about buying the big brand gas for your ride consider this.

    These companies import Middle Eastern oil:

    Shell........................... 205,742,000 barrels
    Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
    Exxon /Mobil............... 130,082,000 barrels
    Marathon/Speedway... 117,740,000 barrels
    Amoco ............................62,231,000 barrels

    Citgo gas is from South America , from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now $100+ a barrel)

    Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
    ARC0....................0 barrels
    B P/Phillips...........0 barrels


    Sunoco................0 barrels
    Conoco................0 barrels
    Sinclair.................0 barrels
    Hess......................0 barrels
     
  10. Apr 27, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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    Good post! Where does Costco get gas? I thought Conoco/phillips also import from Venezuela (sp), home of the new "latin america communism movement" spearheaded by Chavez.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    Costco gets gas from which ever supplier has the least expensive gas and an abundance of supply.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2008 at 10:51 AM
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    ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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    Thanks! Not that I really care where the gas comes from, as long as it's cheap and doesnt screw anything up.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2008 at 1:03 AM
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    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan [OP] Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    thanks for the info. about time some one brings the facts to me. in my area i hate how people justify their assumptions without proof or any kind of evidence. i was talking to this one guy from UTI about gas brands and mentioned arco gasoline. wow what a fun debate we had.
    i was just reading this http://www.arco.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=16002950&contentId=7023062

    sadly i feel that everyone is right. arco acutally put ethanol in their gas for reduced prices. a quick study search in ethanol blended gases shows a 3-5% drop in mileage since ehtanol burns faster.

     
  14. Apr 28, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Actually, I think most companies get their gas from the same refineries. They mix in their additives in the truck which is what differentiates them.
     
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