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Hi -

I've been reading this board for several months now but this is my first time posting...

I was just wondering what brand of gas (Chevron, Arco, Shell, etc.) people are putting in their spiffy new IS300.

If all goes well, I should be getting mine later this week. Wish me luck!
 

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I use whatever premium is cheapest. In all the years I haven't found any difference between brands. I just stay away from Arco cause of that nasty sulfur smell.

[This message has been edited by hrana (edited July 10, 2000).]
 

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Arco?? I tried it several times from different gas stations, and the gas sucks the big one!! Makes my car feel weak, runs noisy, and sucks gas too!!

By the way, Chevron seems to have pretty good gas, but again it really depends on which station you go to.....Some station owners buy cheaper grades of premium octane gas....bigger profit margin. I know a gas station owner and he was the one who gave me this info....

I found out that while Chevron does have good gas, the mpg is a little less than some other brands....

I was a loyal BP consumer (British Petroleum) until 76 took over. I'm now alternating among three brands: Chevron, Shell, and 76.

This is my ranking: 76, Chevron, Shell

Also found out that by switching brands once in a while, it helps the engine to maintain smoothness and peak performance.

Just my 2 cents.....
 

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has anyone try out those "100 graded" racing gasoline carry by 76? they charge 4.10 per gallon!!!! I wander how it would make your IS300 fly.
 

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Its a common misconception that running "racing grade" fuel will make a car run better. Sure when a high-compression engine is designed with high octane gas, that is what will give peak performance. Running anything higher than that won't help at all unless your engine is knocking with "Super Unleaded" which is highly unlikely. You might need to higher octane gas say if you were running a large Turbo with no intercooler on a really hot day and your engine was known to run hot without the turbo. Also, you did not reduce the compression of the engine at all. Then you may need higher octane gas for full performance.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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hey dude,

76 bought BP ?

i liked Mobil gas, but i don't see any Mobil gas stations in the bay area.

--k

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I use Exxon, being an Exxonmoble shareholder, I can't bring myself to use anything else. Also by always using the same fuel if there is a problem you know where it came from.
Chris
 

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Most of the gas stations around here are Shell, Arco or Chevron. My modified MR2 will ping (slightly) on anything other than the Chevron premium...
 

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Chevron premium seems to be giving mine great performance. I started using it years ago because I was told the Techron was a very good injector cleaner.
 

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Originally posted by chiem:
hey dude,

76 bought BP ?

i liked Mobil gas, but i don't see any Mobil gas stations in the bay area.

--k

I should've said that 76 took over all the BP gas stations......BP for now does not exist, but I heard rumors that they'll be coming back in a few years.....

Mobil?? Don't know what happened, but at the Pacific Northwest, BP actually took over Mobil stations more than 10 years ago.....Never seen one again after that!!

You're absolutely correct that Mobil gas is (or was) one of the best....BP was excellent too, but however their gas seemed to be more prone to 'gunk up' the injectors and the fuel system....So more frequent injector/fuel system cleaners had to be added....If you liked Mobil, have you tried their engine oil called "Mobilube"?? That was 1 awesome dinosaur-based oil!!!! (I actually used it when I was working in Asia) Boy did it rock....

As far as synthetic is concerned, Castrol Syntron (made in Swindon, England) was THE best I've used... (However they cost about USD 10 a liter!!!) Very expensive BUT outperforms ALL synthetics by at least a mile..... (including Red-Line Oil, Mobil1, etc.)

Anyway....

With the new 76, I'm having very good results with it so far.....But again, really depends on whether the gas station owners want a bigger or smaller profit margin.
 

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Have been using Price Costco to fill up my other cars and will probably do so with our IS. Never had any problems and it's usually a little less expensive. Anyone know more about Price Costco's gasoline supplier and quality.
 
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