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Chevron gas a good part of maintaining engine

I have had my TSX for 10 months now, and I have been using Chevron gas in it. The engine has ben running as smooth as it was the first day I got it. Also, the supreme grade is 92 octane, as compared with the other brands at 91 octane. Living up on the hill community, the engine seems to be pulling fine with no observed pinging.

But with other "branded" gasoline, such as ESSO, it does not seem to run as smooth, at both idle or under load.
Shell V-power seems okay, but Chevron seems to be meeting its claims in a "clean" engine. My 4 year old SAAB 9-3, after over 3 years of ESSO supreme diet, was put on a Chevron supreme diet for the past 3 months and it now is clearly running much smoother than before, and better gas mileage too.
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I've been using Chevron even back when I had my 2000 Honda Civic EX! I don't know why, but I won't get any gas anywhere else but Chevron! And I admit, you really can feel the difference! Very smooth indeed! Premium all the way! hehe
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Agreed. My whole family have been using 92 at Chevron since the 1990s and I'm using 94 at Chevron for my TSX. Best place to fill the gas.

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we don't have any chevrons around here and very few shell or sunoco's. I usually just use the Valero gas and use 93, so far so good,

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we don't have any chevrons around here and very few shell or sunoco's. I usually just use the Valero gas and use 93, so far so good,

I agree with your observations about using non-branded gas and not finding any issues thus far. But my experience with using gasoline other than Chevron or Shell, is that the first couple of years may "appear" to not have any effect, but following continuous use, you will find that the engine is no longer running as smooth and gas mileage will be not as good as before. The latter is most likely due to the carbon deposits left to accumulate on the valves, injectors and combustion chamber. If the cleaners in the gas is not potent enough and is in insufficient concentration, the "gum" or residue left behind from burnt and unburnt gas will be left to accumulate.

A "cleaning burning" gasoline is by definition, one that "cleans" after itself.
Note: any gasoline will form deposits during the combustion process (the combustion process not being 100% efficient in itself).


Just because a gasoline product claims that it has detergents in it, does not necceasrily mean it can "clean" up the residue deposits.

Thus far, although I initially had my doubts about chevron's claim, I now strongly believe in using it in both my cars to keep it running efficiently 9together with regular oil changes of course).

Chevron Canada for some reason has stopped selling across the counter, Chevron Techron concentrate. Great stuff, if you have a dirty engine, one bottle will totally clean it out.
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I get premium anywhere I can get it. We dont have higher than 91 here in California. I just go to whatever gas station i can find when the gas is low...lol.
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Same here, always Chevron

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My tsx is 3+ years old now using whatever gas is available (except Exxon) and the engine is as smooth as day 1 as well I use 93 since that's what's around on my coast.
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93 here as well. Most of the time Hess(because it is down the road from my house) But i will put anything in it as long as it is 93.

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I always use BP and it's been good
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I had a 94 Jaguar that I always ran on Chevron. One day I have to open up the head for some work (stupid british cars) and when I pulled out the valves they were perfect. 250,000 miles on the car and not a piece of carbon anywhere on them.

BTW: Maint. manual for it told me to take a "torch" to see inside the gas tank and inspect the fuel pump. torch=british flashlight=american I just wanted to hear about some dumb@ss that did that.


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Sam's club 91 octane for me. It is usually .10-.20 cents cheaper than other stations.

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Am I the only one that used shell? I have tried cheveron before and no real big difference seen, but I'm almost on empty today so I will experiment again and see if I like cheveron better.
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Sam's club 91 octane for me. It is usually .10-.20 cents cheaper than other stations.
same here!

Though I notice around here recently some Sam's clubs tend to match prices to nearby gas stations around the Sams vicinity and not give discounts to members as it should, savings maybe only 2-3 cents. However, if you drive further down the street the price at say a Conoco station would be the same price as Sams.

However, I get tax credits everytime I fill up at Sams Club, since the TSX is registered as my company car. I also buy my business supplies and stuff there too.

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Am I the only guy who fills up at Petro-Canada with 91 octane? At Petro you get 5.5 cents off and you collect Petro-points for free stuff.
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