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      11-16-2018, 06:10 PM   #45
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I only run Shell, or if I'm not near a Shell, BP. The car just seems to run smoother on V Power.

When I take the car in to the dealer and they fill it up, it's a noticeable difference until I refuel. Very small, but noticeable.

This is a great comparison of different fuels
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I run Chevron for 2000 miles, the switch to Shell for 2000 miles and alternate back to Chevron, etc. Been doing this for the last 5 years in my BMW and Porsche and have had very stable performance with both with a slight edge in mileage with Chevron, but not that much. Each type of top tier gas has its benefits and its drawbacks. I've heard good and bad things about Costco gas, but I have never tried it. I know someone who uses it all the time and as KGB said, they haven't noticed anything bad about it.
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We only have 91 also. I thought higher octane also has better mpg so not sure why they don't have it here.
Higher elevations can run fine on 91. I've noticed the change driving across the country - one you get above 2000' (or so), 93 disappears.

Oh yeah - I run Exxon's 93 Top Tier gas. Shell isn't very common where I live. The only other Top Tier brand here is Velaro.
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Chevron Supreme only. I'd rather run out of gas before I pump cheap gas. I'd pump V power too as the only alternative.
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      11-18-2018, 01:53 AM   #49
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Chevron Supreme only. I'd rather run out of gas before I pump cheap gas. I'd pump V power too as the only alternative.
V power price seems pretty competitive. I signed up for the rewards program to get 5 cents off a gallon. You just download the app and create a free account and you get a discount. You can also use your Ralph's card to get a discount.
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Chevron Supreme only. I'd rather run out of gas before I pump cheap gas. I'd pump V power too as the only alternative.
V power price seems pretty competitive. I signed up for the rewards program to get 5 cents off a gallon. You just download the app and create a free account and you get a discount. You can also use your Ralph's card to get a discount.
Hmmm... if I can get 5cents off a gallon it might be worth it. But I've been using chevron since Ive started driving haha
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how ab costco premium gas? it is cheap tho.
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Chevron Supreme only. I'd rather run out of gas before I pump cheap gas. I'd pump V power too as the only alternative.
V power price seems pretty competitive. I signed up for the rewards program to get 5 cents off a gallon. You just download the app and create a free account and you get a discount. You can also use your Ralph's card to get a discount.
Hmmm... if I can get 5cents off a gallon it might be worth it. But I've been using chevron since Ive started driving haha
You can get something like 10 cents to a dollar off a gallon with swyping your Ralph's card at the pump before your payment method but only for 1 fill up a month.
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how ab costco premium gas? it is cheap tho.
I've found that Cosco and Arco are about the same price sometimes arco is cheaper and sometimes cosco. Might be worth it if you're already a cosco member.
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We only have 91 also. I thought higher octane also has better mpg so not sure why they don't have it here.
Higher elevations can run fine on 91. I've noticed the change driving across the country - one you get above 2000' (or so), 93 disappears.

Oh yeah - I run Exxon's 93 Top Tier gas. Shell isn't very common where I live. The only other Top Tier brand here is Velaro.
We have only 91 regardless of elevation in so cal. Doesn't matter if you're in Malibu or Big Bear.
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I get more bangs and pops from my mppsk exhaust with it.
Just filled up a tank after getting a low fuel warning after having filled up exclusively with Mobil for awhile since I can use Apple Pay with them through the app. I liked not having to swipe a physical card at the pump which makes a card skimming theft impossible. But I was having issues getting their rewards program to credit me discounted or free gas so looking to switch and get discounted gas at shell instead.
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      11-19-2018, 09:59 AM   #56
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So what do you guys think is it really better, do you notice any difference?
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I pay about 8% more per litre for premium fuel (usually Shell V Power or the BP equivalent). I get about 11-12% more miles from a tank if I drive sensibly. So the maths says it's a good thing...
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I run Costco gas (premium) and it's Top Tier so good enough for me! In fact, they state their regular has the same additives as the premium. But I do stick with Premium.
I have found Shell to be $0.10 - $0.20 more than most places.
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      11-20-2018, 05:25 AM   #59
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I pay about 8% more per litre for premium fuel (usually Shell V Power or the BP equivalent). I get about 11-12% more miles from a tank if I drive sensibly. So the maths says it's a good thing...
So true ,if one drives normally...no leadfooting...
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      11-20-2018, 08:36 AM   #60
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Here in metro Philly, we don't have many premium fuels available. Sunoco is local, but they aren't even Tier One. We do have some Shell, but they're few and far between.

Exxon and Valero are the only frequently seen Tier One brands.

When I lived out in Oregon, Chevron was my brand.
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I run Shell or Conoco only...usually Shell. WAsnt sure if it was just a placebo effect, but my car definitely seems to run better than on other gas
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No matter what gas brand I put on the car... if I drive like a grandma I can get the EPA mpg on paper. And then again if I drive like a BMW driver then i got shitty mpg.
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No matter what gas brand I put on the car... if I drive like a grandma I can get the EPA mpg on paper. And then again if I drive like a BMW driver then i got shitty mpg.
Shitty mpg is 19 for B58 and 22 for B48.
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Shell v power only
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Shitty mpg is 19 for B58 and 22 for B48.
22 mpg on B48....your still not there as BMW driver. I get 18.5 mpg N26 sport mode. Then again I get 23 mpg on comfort mode driving like grandma, local only
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22 mpg on B48....your still not there as BMW driver. I get 18.5 mpg N26 sport mode. Then again I get 23 mpg on comfort mode driving like grandma, local only
I'm trying to avoid ticket territory and stay below the speed limit but I launch quick and occasionally accelerate for passing power. Not necessarily going out of my way to get the worst fuel economy. I switch between sport, sport+ and comfort frequently as well as driving in manual vs auto S or M modes.
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