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03-11-2011 09:00 AM
kjd15 The Shell station closest to my house has been $3.81 (for regular) the past few days. Wondering if it will go up again.

Prices vary from $3.63 to $3.83 here, within a few miles.
03-10-2011 08:41 PM
USA1Camaro I'm waiting to see how high prices go here in the near future.
03-10-2011 08:39 PM
54inches Well, that's important.
03-10-2011 08:31 PM
Mandy
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Originally Posted by 54inches View Post
Same for my V6 or for that matter about any non-V8.
The only time I ever used premium was in my cars that had a turbo.
03-10-2011 08:29 PM
Mandy
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Originally Posted by RedJewel2SS View Post
i am an engineer, thank you for noticing

and you should not see any problems running the regular so don't worry



i lived in Tulsa for a year, from june 2009 - june 2010, and i remember there was just one ethanol free place i knew of in town on Sheridan between 61st and 71st. it was always $0.30 more than other stations.
That's crazy! I just filled up about ten min ago at an ethanol free place by my house and it was only .06 more than the 10% across the street.
03-10-2011 08:14 PM
54inches
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Originally Posted by Rodimus Prime View Post
My CTS has the same 3.6 as the Camaro and I believe it calls for 89 and up in the manual. Never filled it with anything but 87 because its a v6 and Im not looking to squeeze every single hp out of it for a DD.
Same for my V6 or for that matter about any non-V8.
03-10-2011 07:54 PM
RedJewel2SS
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Why is it the V8 Guy's know more about the V6's than the guy's that drive one?
Why is it they want to tell us how our engine's run on premium over regular?
They must be engineers or maybe they helped design our V6 cars.

Look, guy's the V6 runs a little better on the Premium fuels, the book says to run 87 octane or BETTER, not 87 is the only fuel to run in the V6.

I'm not saying I'm getting more horsepower, nor am I saying I'm getting better MPG's, all I am saying is I get a better response out of the car with premium over regular.

Now back to my question, Those V6 guy's who were running Premium, did you go back to regular when the gas spiked?

The reason I ask this is for the last year I've been running Premium in my V6, and when fuel hit the 3.20 mark I went back to regular.

Did you see any problems with switching back to regular? I have not seen any problems at all.
i am an engineer, thank you for noticing

and you should not see any problems running the regular so don't worry

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Where I live there's ethanol free stations all over... probably 2-3:1 ethanol:non ethanol stations. I usually fill up by my school ...there's an ethanol free station there that is always cheaper than the 10% places.
i lived in Tulsa for a year, from june 2009 - june 2010, and i remember there was just one ethanol free place i knew of in town on Sheridan between 61st and 71st. it was always $0.30 more than other stations.
03-10-2011 05:29 PM
spyderbuddy
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They are just stating their opinions. No need to get worked up. People could argue with me about putting higher octane in my car but I wouldn't give 2 sh**s or get offensive. They are entitled to their own opinions.
Now my question is: why do you insist on using premium in your car and say its that much better then switch just because the price goes up?
Really, because I can't afford that cost right now. My better half lost her job a couple of months back and we are just getting by. Otherwise I would still be going with the premium, good thing I didn't get the V8 I would not be able to drive it.
03-10-2011 02:34 PM
MIQ Has anyone mentioned running middle grade (89 octane?)
03-10-2011 07:23 AM
Mandy
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Originally Posted by Rodimus Prime View Post
Another thing to consider is that our cars are probably factory tuned with 10% ethanol from the factory, so thats a whole other topic to chew on.
That's why I said I don't care what anyone says.. lol I knew someone would want to argue about it
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