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      02-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Any follow manual's recommended fuel?

Manual says BMW recommends BP fuels? Does anyone follow this? Does BMW have some sort of sponsor agreement w/ BP or is BP really the best for the F30 engines?
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      02-13-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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i use any of the top tiers... and I stay away from Arco

http://www.toptiergas.com/
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      02-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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first 2 tanks i filled up with BP 93, but i've been filling with Shell 93 (v power) ever since
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I know that from at least 2005 BMW has been recommending Top Tier gas. That's when we purchased our first bimmer. Changing to BP as their recommended fuel makes me think it's a $$$ thing. BP must be making a donation to BMW for each car built with a BP recommendation in the glove box. I'll continue to use Top Tier gasses, mostly Shell and Exon which are common in my area.
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I always use 93 but I mostly go to Shell.
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It's obviously a marketing ploy. Just buy quality gas and you'll be fine.
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      02-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
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i use any of the top tiers... and I stay away from Arco

http://www.toptiergas.com/
Don't see Costco gas in the group, anyone have info on Costco gas? Also interesting is that BP gas is not on the list of retailers either.
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