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I admit, with my Mustang I'm more picky about fuels than I am with the F-150 (which makes no sense). I just feel like giving my car the good stuff. Having said that, I wonder how trustworthy this "test" that AAA did really is?

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I tend to buy gas at busy stations and only use 93. I don't pay attention to additives. My carbon build up is surely much less than the avg engine. My engine sees redline literally everyday and multiple times sometimes...it gets burnt off pretty quickly.

My old engine (170k mileS) was pretty clean when I took it apart so my method seems to be working pretty good. There was some carbon but it wasn't too bad.


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Yeah I figure driving slow, being in congested city traffic, etc. is probably what's bad for the valves, etc. A good wringin' out every so often is good for a V8.

I will say, in my area the difference between BP, Shell, Valero, etc. and the so called "cheap" gas stations is more like $.20 cents per gallon, not a few pennies like the article states is average. So there is a relatively significant amount of cash to be saved in a given month by getting gas at the lowest priced places.

It's something to think about I guess.

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Where I am, all gas stations are at the same price pretty much. Again, I tend to go to my usual gas stations depending on where I am (near work, near home, etc...).

Seafoam (I know...it's controversial) seemed to help also. I run a can of it in my tank every couple thousand miles.

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Where I am, all gas stations are at the same price pretty much. Again, I tend to go to my usual gas stations depending on where I am (near work, near home, etc...).

Seafoam (I know...it's controversial) seemed to help also. I run a can of it in my tank every couple thousand miles.
+1 on Seafoam. Can't say I've seen a difference in adding it to a tank of gas (although I continue to do that occasionally anyway), but added through the intake via vacuum line on my truck I went from 16/17 avg to 19 mpg overnight.


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I tend to buy Shell V-Power, that stuff has so many additives in it that there's no chance of carbon lol. It's a little more expensive and I can't promise that it makes that big of a difference with the additives but dang they sure do market it good.


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Fuel is all pretty equal coming out of the refinery. The additive packages are the differentiator, with Top Tier making the most difference. I am a certified lube technician, and can assure you there is a long term difference in use of Top Tier fuel. In addition, watch out for cheating on octane rating. If your car knocks, stay away from that brand. I will never use QT again. The car knocks, even with computer adjusting the engine, so it must really be below the posted octane....

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Just getting what gas is available around here. And I am also a seafoam believer.
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I like to stick with high volume top tier stations. Costco makes that easy and affordable. Every now and then there is a nearby shell which is cheaper.

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