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I know many people who swear their car runs better on a particular brand of gas. I have yet to notice any real difference in my GTI, and I pretty much get gas at whatever station is nearest me when the refuel now light has been on for 40 miles or so ;)

Anybody have an opinion (that's a stupid question around here), or noticed any differences?
 

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In the States: Mobil. I don't know, with my old Jetta on Mobil 93 it just felt a lot less anemic.

In Canada: Petro-Canada. They add fuel additive to their gas, in the summer Tractrol to keep engine clean and in the winter they have "winter gas" which has something in it to avoid fuel line freezing. Also, I have a credit card thru them that gives me 5.5c/L off and I earn points on all my purchases and bonus points when I fill up with 91 that I can then use on Amazon.com.
 

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I was so happy when I went to gas up in Canada, then I realized it was the price per liter, not per gallon....oh well, they have legal massage parlors ;D
 

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Fan of Shell.

Stay away from BP - their additives will cause damage down the road if used exclusively. I know of more than a half dozen that have had fuel injectors replaced due to using that fuel. Plus I have seen it working at the dealership back in the day. It's the same story over and over....Tech: "Do you use BP gas?" Customer: "Yeah, why?" Tech: "Cause your fuel system is *#&@!"
 

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Definitely Shell.

They have the best gas in my experience, and my GTI seems to sound and feel better when running on it.
 

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Exxon Mobil. Used to represent them. ;D Also, maybe I'm a sucker for the history of the company or their advertising, but I always feel better after filling up on their Premium.
 

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I actually find the Canadian version of Exxon (Esso/Imperial Oil) to be the absolute worst gas. I'd like to fill up at Shell, but I just don't have a card to get me a fuel discount.
 

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zulu said:
Fan of Shell.

Stay away from BP - their additives will cause damage down the road if used exclusively. I know of more than a half dozen that have had fuel injectors replaced due to using that fuel. Plus I have seen it working at the dealership back in the day. It's the same story over and over....Tech: "Do you use BP gas?" Customer: "Yeah, why?" Tech: "Cause your fuel system is *#&@!"
Does that apply to the BP stations that feature Amoco gasolines?? i love Amoco ultimate, have used it in many vehicles. We dont have BP gas here, BP just bought all the Amoco stations.
 

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Thalo said:
I actually find the Canadian version of Exxon (Esso/Imperial Oil) to be the absolute worst gas. I'd like to fill up at Shell, but I just don't have a card to get me a fuel discount.
What didn't you like about it, if you don't mind my asking? You called it "the absolute worst gas," so I'm wondering if it caused any adverse reaction to your engine components, a la BP.
 

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Does that apply to the BP stations that feature Amoco gasolines?? i love Amoco ultimate, have used it in many vehicles. We dont have BP gas here, BP just bought all the Amoco stations.
Not 100% positive on that but I would assume Amoco would be the same story since it's the same company.
 

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zulu said:
Not 100% positive on that but I would assume Amoco would be the same story since it's the same company.
That may or may not be accurate. The BPs around here used be Amocos almost exclusively. From what I understand, they're BP in name only. They still get their gas from the same suppliers.
 

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Actually BP is the shit... they have the best food, it's made right there how you want it....I never had any problems with the gas either... I dont see a huge gas company adding shit that will fuck up your engine, maybe the occasional franchise owner who puts a little water in the tanks, or reg mixed with premium in the premium tanks to make a few extra $$..
 

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dean said:
Thalo said:
I actually find the Canadian version of Exxon (Esso/Imperial Oil) to be the absolute worst gas. I'd like to fill up at Shell, but I just don't have a card to get me a fuel discount.
What didn't you like about it, if you don't mind my asking? You called it "the absolute worst gas," so I'm wondering if it caused any adverse reaction to your engine components, a la BP.
I probably wouldn't notice any difference in my new turbo 4 cylinder, but in the old Jetta, Esso gas made it feel more aenimic than usual.
 

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Hi All, Unfortunately most oil companies have been putting less and less detergents and additives in their gas over the last 5 years or so. This is becoming such a problem that the car companies have come up with a standard called "Top Tier Gas". To meet this requirement all grades of gas that they sell must meet the standard. To find out what companies meet this requirement go to "toptiergas.com". I live in Michigan and the only company that meets the requirement is Shell. In a high tech engine like our FSI's is very important to use good gas. Injectors can clog, sensors can go bad and crap will build up on the valves.
Paul
 
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