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      04-11-2010, 08:01 PM   #331
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AW e92 on 635 at 9:20 with exhaust, heading west, got on 183 I think headed to fort worth. I was in a yellow taxi heading to the airport and you got in front of us. Car looked very clean!
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White E90 with exhaust & painted reflectors, sounded really nice. were in traffic on 820 heading east around 10 this morning. throttle blibs sounded nice. wonder what exhast it was, are you here.? White looked so nice, makes me worried with my new color choice to be.
oh here you are.
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Spotted a black e90 M3 w/19's, while I was filling up gas at the Costco location off of Park blvd. & Dallas Pkwy.
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      04-14-2010, 07:47 PM   #335
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Spotted a black e90 M3 w/19's, while I was filling up gas at the Costco location off of Park blvd. & Dallas Pkwy.
Costco gas? You should know better!
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It's all the same thang!

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      04-15-2010, 12:23 AM   #337
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Spotted a black e92 M3 w/18's going north on Preston rd, and then taking right onto Spring Creek. Looked like pittsy's car...

Oh yes, you heard my M3 screaming past you.
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whats wrong with costco gas
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Silver M3 (and a 335 for that matter), at diagnostic center on Pricinct and Bedford everyday. you here.
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There are many (including BMW if I'm not mistaken) who say that you should always stick with top tier gas. Top tier gas (Shell, Chevron, etc.) has additives/cleaners that keep gunk from building up in your engine. Cheap gas has been cited for all kinds of problems, the most common being poor performance and knocking/pinging. If you Google "Costco gas quality" or something similar you will see all kinds of stuff.

I use Shell exclusively (because it's all over Houston) and have never had any gas-related issues. I just wish they'd take the damn ethanol out...stupid government regs.

Edit: Sorry for the thread jack. We can all go back to spotting M3s now.
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There are many (including BMW if I'm not mistaken) who say that you should always stick with top tier gas. Top tier gas (Shell, Chevron, etc.) has additives/cleaners that keep gunk from building up in your engine. Cheap gas has been cited for all kinds of problems, the most common being poor performance and knocking/pinging. If you Google "Costco gas quality" or something similar you will see all kinds of stuff.

I use Shell exclusively (because it's all over Houston) and have never had any gas-related issues. I just wish they'd take the damn ethanol out...stupid government regs.

Edit: Sorry for the thread jack. We can all go back to spotting M3s now.
I dont see any hard evidence on that anywhere.. matter a fact I know a couple people who had broke down after fueling up with "top tier" gas.. two of them from Shell, lol.. and it was bad fuel..
so who knows. I have never had any problem and I use sams and costco alot, but I also use race track and whatever else is around.
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i use shell never any problems
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      04-15-2010, 12:01 PM   #343
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It varies by gas stations. I would rather have my car towed than fill up at some of the gas stations here if I ran out of gas. The Shell in Durant is extremely sketchy, so I usually go to Exxon or Wal mart. How's wal mart gas? lol
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      04-15-2010, 12:47 PM   #344
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I dont see any hard evidence on that anywhere.. matter a fact I know a couple people who had broke down after fueling up with "top tier" gas.. two of them from Shell, lol.. and it was bad fuel..
so who knows. I have never had any problem and I use sams and costco alot, but I also use race track and whatever else is around.
The gasoline is generally the same. A 93 octane from Shell could come from the same refinery/tank farm as the 93 Octane from Exxon across the street. The difference, as BCA mentioned, is the proprietary additive that they inject. They inject it at the truck rack as the truck is filling its tank. Most of these additives have the same properties, just with slightly different ratios of chemicals.

So, not to knock truckers, but any time a trucker pulls in to fill up there tanker, there are a number of quality control measures that they are expected to take. When they take them, you're generally guaranteed a good product. When they don't, its hit or miss. Some are expected to do some pretty complicated math to get the ratios right (generally for ethanol blending). There a lot of little things that can go wrong, and unfortunately you don't usually find out until its already offloaded in to storage at a station and delivered to a customer, regardless of whether its from Costco or Shell.

As for Ethanol... yeah, I'm not a fan either.

Um, saw a Jet Black E92 this morning. It was in my garage. /endthreadjack.
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      04-15-2010, 01:29 PM   #345
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i wrote a good bit about gas/gas quality a while back. http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...0&postcount=44
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Spotted a black e92 M3 w/18's going north on Preston rd, and then taking right onto Spring Creek. Looked like pittsy's car...

Oh yes, you heard my M3 screaming past you.
wasn't me, as I'm out of town again
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      04-15-2010, 08:21 PM   #347
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It varies by gas stations. I would rather have my car towed than fill up at some of the gas stations here if I ran out of gas. The Shell in Durant is extremely sketchy, so I usually go to Exxon or Wal mart. How's wal mart gas? lol
I only fill up with Costco, Sam's, Shell, and Walmart.

I just feel comfortable with those brands.

And you're right, it may not be such a good idea to go to those 'rinky dinky' gas stations in the middle of nowhere. No telling what they do.

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The gasoline is generally the same. A 93 octane from Shell could come from the same refinery/tank farm as the 93 Octane from Exxon across the street. The difference, as BCA mentioned, is the proprietary additive that they inject. They inject it at the truck rack as the truck is filling its tank. Most of these additives have the same properties, just with slightly different ratios of chemicals.

So, not to knock truckers, but any time a trucker pulls in to fill up there tanker, there are a number of quality control measures that they are expected to take. When they take them, you're generally guaranteed a good product. When they don't, its hit or miss. Some are expected to do some pretty complicated math to get the ratios right (generally for ethanol blending). There a lot of little things that can go wrong, and unfortunately you don't usually find out until its already offloaded in to storage at a station and delivered to a customer, regardless of whether its from Costco or Shell.

As for Ethanol... yeah, I'm not a fan either.

Um, saw a Jet Black E92 this morning. It was in my garage. /endthreadjack.
Well said, Ben. I was unaware of all that information.

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Oh yeah, I remember that.

(was that the thread where you said, "oh lawd!"

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wasn't me, as I'm out of town again
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Spotted white E93 M3 around 10:45 last night on Washington @ Shepherd. Looked like a silver Benz CLS was following you. Anyone on here?
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I know a guy that spotted IR E46 M3 around 1:45AM last night in Dallas on Royal Lane at the Adult Book Store.

HA!.....bone stock...limo tint.
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      04-19-2010, 01:17 AM   #350
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^ Nice!
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Out of this entire damn thread, I'm still waiting for the day when someone spots me.
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I know a guy that spotted IR E46 M3 around 1:45AM last night in Dallas on Royal Lane at the Adult Book Store.

HA!.....bone stock...limo tint.
seems like he was in the right spot shady!
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^Must've had that urge right then, and right there!
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