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      09-21-2011, 11:10 AM   #23
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      09-21-2011, 11:38 AM   #24
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^^around here 7 eleven gas us owned and branded by citgo

I use v power...seems to last longer than bp
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This has been discussed ad nauseum. All the gas in a region usually comes from the same refiner. The differences lie in quality control and the additives that each brand provides.

Go with a brand-name for peace of mind, but do realize that it actually makes no difference where you go. It's also not a bad idea to change the brand every few weeks or so, in order to ensure that you are constantly getting a different mix of additives - which reduce deposits.
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Haha interesting! I have never used regular gas ( except for rental car) . Does your car drive different when you use regular gas?
That was back 4 years ago when I used the regular on my e46 Prince and no I felt no difference since driving at high speed and near the red line was very seldom the case only around the RCMP & Police (our Highway-patrol) coffee and donut time However, besides making a joke there just now, I did quite often fill up with super to keep things clean
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This has been discussed ad nauseum. All the gas in a region usually comes from the same refiner. The differences lie in quality control and the additives that each brand provides.

Go with a brand-name for peace of mind, but do realize that it actually makes no difference where you go. It's also not a bad idea to change the brand every few weeks or so, in order to ensure that you are constantly getting a different mix of additives - which reduce deposits.
You make a great and valid point
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This has been discussed ad nauseum. All the gas in a region usually comes from the same refiner. The differences lie in quality control and the additives that each brand provides.

Go with a brand-name for peace of mind, but do realize that it actually makes no difference where you go. It's also not a bad idea to change the brand every few weeks or so, in order to ensure that you are constantly getting a different mix of additives - which reduce deposits.
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You make a great and valid point
I think the question was pointed at that...after all is said and done...what is the best.
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I tend to stick with Shell or BP. I switch from time to time, mostly using Shell, but going through a full tank of BP from time to time. Always 93 octane up to 10% ethanol. Not much you can do about the ethanol, not that it matters much anyway. Shell V-Power ftw!
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I use Citgo 93 exclusively. It ran wonderfully in my 328i and ditto for my M3. Between you and I, I don't believe Hugo Chavez uses as much ethanol as everyone else. I have no proof though.
Ethanol isn't added until it gets to the distribution terminal. Hence why some stations can buy straight gasoline while others buy it blended.
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In CA here, 76 > chevron > shell.
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I've had nothing but issues with Shell gas. Seems to be good on the east coast and a toss up on the west coast.

I use chevron pretty much exclusively, but will use 76 if they are not close by.

Shell I avoid at all costs. This is because it put my supercharged 330 in limp mode, as well as a friends M3, and a friends 335, almost immediately after fill up. With Chevron, no issue. On the east coast Sunoco and BP would be my choices - 94 octane of course

This is just my experience.
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      09-23-2011, 04:52 PM   #34
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In the manual BMW recommends BP
Never heard of BP out here. I have used almost exclusively Mobil/Exxon since the car was new. They are a top tier fuel.
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      10-06-2011, 11:13 AM   #35
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Just to bring this back from the dead. Got the new Shell for 5 card and unlike my BP Visa card, it doesn't get me cash prices at the dual price pumps. And the rebates only work if you fill 45 gallons a month. Looks like I'll be sticking to BP. Hopefully they become a top tier fuel soon.
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      10-06-2011, 11:24 AM   #36
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In the manual BMW recommends BP
what page say this?

anyways, I've been using Shell VPower. Only on roadtrips back to Ohio do I use BP, only b/c it's the only station on the highway.
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