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      01-14-2019, 11:30 AM   #89
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I've used Shell Nitro+ for almost all of the 86K miles on my F21 since new and when I decided to give the engine the walnut shell treatment at the dealership a while back they did comment that the amount of carbon build-up was markedly lower than expected. I put that down to the fuel being relatively clean and decent at cleaning, so I'll continue to seek it out in future.

I know the extra octane rating (here in the UK it's labelled as 99 RON) converts into only a small useable horsepower boost on the road but on the odd occasion when I've had to put something else in, even an equivalent higher octane alternative from another UK outlet, it never quite feels the same.
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      01-14-2019, 12:40 PM   #90
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In Seattle you canít find anything above 91 octane.
There's an ARCO in Bellevue that serves up 93. 14650 Bel-Red Rd
Bellevue, WA
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      01-15-2019, 04:19 AM   #91
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There's an ARCO in Bellevue that serves up 93. 14650 Bel-Red Rd
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I wish Washington had ethanol free premium
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      01-15-2019, 07:10 AM   #92
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In PA and NorthEast, Sunoco is the best gas you can find. It has been that way for years.
I think they sometimes sell ethanol free which is a great quality.
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      01-15-2019, 09:15 AM   #93
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Fun fact: Amoco is BP fuel. ARCO was BP fuel until last year when they divested to Marathon.

Since all are chiming in with their fill up spots, I've been going to Costco for 9 years now and spot check with GasBuddy that it is indeed the cheapest around.

I also go to Costco for peace of mind. A lot of fuel stations are privately owned/franchised, and the maintenance of the pumps and replacement of the filters are up to the proprietor. With Costco, you know they maintain their pumps and replace filters on an appropriate schedule.
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      01-15-2019, 04:00 PM   #94
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Costco 93 (Chicago area) for last 2 years and it works just as well. It's all politics and Shell pumps money into BMW as "sponsorship" so of course they (bmw) will recommend it.
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      01-15-2019, 09:28 PM   #95
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Am I the only one who gets the brand of gas that makes my exhaust pop/backfire the most? :) For me it's RaceTrac.
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      01-16-2019, 09:17 AM   #96
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You can get discounts on shell gas with your Ralph's card or the fuel rewards card. I may have mentioned that already. I also get 5.25 percent with my credit card. About 20 to 30 cents off per gallon and up to $1 off per gallon for 1 fill up a month. They aren't noticeably more expensive than other brands for 91 which is the highest we have and is the nitro premium they market as.
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You can get discounts on shell gas with your Ralph's card or the fuel rewards card. I may have mentioned that already. I also get 5.25 percent with my credit card. About 20 to 30 cents off per gallon and up to $1 off per gallon for 1 fill up a month. They aren't noticeably more expensive than other brands for 91 which is the highest we have and is the nitro premium they market as.
Discount with Ralphs card? How? Are you sure it doesn't add up points? How much is it off per galon with Ralphs, bcz it doesn't say anything about it at my local shell.
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Discount with Ralphs card? How? Are you sure it doesn't add up points? How much is it off per galon with Ralphs, bcz it doesn't say anything about it at my local shell.
It's anywhere from 10 cents to a dollar off per gallon depending on how much you spend at ralphs earning fuel points. My oldest points expire end of this month so I'm going to try and use it then to see if I can get a dollar off. At the pump you press the button for rewards and then it gives you an option for fuel rewards or ralphs rewards. You press the ralphs rewards and then you can insert your ralphs card to get the discount and then your credit card. You may be able to pay cash at the register but I wouldn't do that as you can get a discount on gas with certain credit cards that makes it cheaper than the cash price. It's advertised quite a bit at the ralphs locations.
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The only stations I've seen E85 at in my area are all Chevrons so instead of going through the hassle of filling up at two different stations I fill at my local Chevron. I run an e40 mix and their e85 is consistently at e82 (51-83 is what the sticker on all e85 pumps say here).
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Sam's (93) pumped at $2.03 Tuesday

Shell/Exxon here is like .60 to .80 higher than Regular (Tourist area)
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Shell or chevron for me... donít notice a performance difference between the 2
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Sunoco 93 ... smooth
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Sunoco 93 ... smooth
Wish we had Sunoco.
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https://www.toptiergas.com/licensed-brands/
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Gas comes from the same location, with different additives. I go to Exxon and pump 93. No issues.
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What about diesel vehicles? I used Arco once and got around 225 miles on half a tank instead of my usual 300+.

Driving consisted of purely highway and my mpg was restored after using chevron diesel, but i get the same mpg with shell/costco as well...
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