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Old 11-29-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
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Good gas in Texas

After moving here a couple months ago I've seen some unfamiliar gas stations. Valero, Texaco, Chevron to name a few. Didn't have these up in Michigan. What companies have good quality gas here, and which ones should I avoid?
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Chevron is a top notch gasoline company! I read somewhere ford uses Chevron gas to do their emissions/power testings or something like that. Texaco is generic name for chevron since it's owned by latter.

Do u have union 76 in your city? Either that or Chevron/Shell would be your best bet.

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Chevron is a top notch gasoline company! I read somewhere ford uses Chevron gas to do their emissions/power testings or something like that. Texaco is generic name for chevron since it's owned by latter.

Do u have union 76 in your city? Either that or Chevron/Shell would be your best bet.

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Thanks! I have not seen Union 76 in Bryan/College Station. But Shell has always been my go-to. Didn't know about Chevron so I didn't try it yet. That's good news because there is a Texaco right by my house.
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You're going to get a few ppl in here telling you to switch to E85 down in Texas which you can actually test yourself pretty easily with a kit to make sure it is legit E85 and not E70 or some crap. E85 will give you mo-powa anyway.
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You're going to get a few ppl in here telling you to switch to E85 down in Texas which you can actually test yourself pretty easily with a kit to make sure it is legit E85 and not E70 or some crap. E85 will give you mo-powa anyway.
Hmm. I'll have to research that. Don't know much about it. But once I make the switch I can't go back and forth, right? So if I travel somewhere without it I'm S.O.L.?

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Hmm. I'll have to research that. Don't know much about it. But once I make the switch I can't go back and forth, right? So if I travel somewhere without it I'm S.O.L.?

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I believe you can switch back and forth and even mix it, but don't take my word for it. I've seen talk about e85 here but have never gave it to much attention. I think I've seen soccerluvr talk about e85 hopefully either him or someone else that knows about e85 better than me chimes in.

As for good gas here in Texas, Chevron or Shell is the way to go!
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Swapping back and forth from e85 and regular pump gas, will require 2 different tunes. Not just simply using e85 and taking off. Car has to be tuned for it, and different injectors.

they make the flex fuel module but I have not seen it personally, on a mustang yet. I have on vettes though.

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Rapinator uses it I'm pretty sure. I dunno if it's worth it on a bone stock car (minus the tune), or even with bolt ons for that matter. Rap and clamphier have done crazy things to their cars to merit using it. More expensive and worse fuel economy, right? If I can switch between the two, it could be good for track days though.

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Yes i run e85.
It is worth it on a Bolton car. If you do not care about gas mileage etc.
It's actually cheaper per gallon. But you will use more of it
It's $2.01 right now by me.

Constantly swapping between e85 and 93 would be a pain in the *** without a flex fuel module.

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Yes i run e85.
It is worth it on a Bolton car. If you do not care about gas mileage etc.
It's actually cheaper per gallon. But you will use more of it
It's $2.01 right now by me.

Constantly swapping between e85 and 93 would be a pain in the *** without a flex fuel module.

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If Rapinator says it's worth it than it warrants a look. Thanks guys. And I will not be wary about Chevron and Texaco anymore!

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^ just remember, you will need 47lb injectors and a tune for it.

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^ just remember, you will need 47lb injectors and a tune for it.

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Thanks man. Hope Steeda covers it in their tunes for life.

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Rapinator uses it I'm pretty sure. I dunno if it's worth it on a bone stock car (minus the tune), or even with bolt ons for that matter. Rap and clamphier have done crazy things to their cars to merit using it. More expensive and worse fuel economy, right? If I can switch between the two, it could be good for track days though.
Sakib, unless your car is a race car I would steer clear of any of the alcohol fuels (E85) as is recommended by Ford with the sticker inside you fuel door. Without the proper tune and component upgrades, they can be corrosive. Shell, Chevron/Texaco, Valero and Exxon/Mobil are all good gas companies. Although considered bargain brands, QT and Racetrac have been tested by API (American Petroleum Institute) to be good fuels. I use Shell as a last resort as it's not an American company. Citgo is owned by the Venezuelan government and is crap as far as I'm concerned. Personally Exxon/Mobil is my favorite in my area of Texas, it's very good quality and the lowest cost. I paid $2.55 for 93 today.
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Also watch out for franchises that sell gas. At least around here, (NJ), they are notorious for putting 87 in all the tanks. I got into the habit of keeping receipts for my fillups when I had my 95 Cobra tuned for 93.
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Thanks, bigmac. Looks like this definitely requires a lot of research on my part. I hear what you're saying. In the unlikely event that I do it, I'll make sure I do it right. Last thing I want is to hurt my baby.

I should stop being a hypocrite by fighting for buying American and then sending my money to a Dutch oil company. I'm in agreement with you and will switch to Exxon/Mobil and the others you listed. I'm really surprised about QT and Racetrac. I guess I'll try them and see how the car runs. After getting tuned, differences in gas quality have become easily noticeable. If it's good like you say, who am I to turn down saving money!

Scotty, thanks for the warning. Yes, I never touch that gas except for when I'm driving a rental car!

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Because of the beneficial additives added to their gasoline, I try to buy gas only from:

Chevron
QuikTrip
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Texaco
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I've had some issues with Valero gas before so I tend to avoid them and stick to Shell, Chevron, Exxon, or QT (if it's really cheap, sometimes they are 15 to 20 cents cheaper than everywhere else_.
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