Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Indiana
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: 2006 & 2010 Forester
I have Shell, FlyingJ/Pilot and Mobil as the "top" places to get gas.
We have Speedway, Casey's and Sam's/Walmart as the cheap end.
Our 3 Powerstroke diesel run like utter crap on Speedway diesel. The Flying J/Pilot diesel, they'll swill that stuff like it is Cognac.
Probably 80% of our fill-ups occur at the Flying J(it only takes 2-3 minutes to get there).
The rare case I get gas in town(two Speedway, 1 Mobil and the Casey's) I avoid the Casey's at all cost. I'll get gas at Speedway if the car needs gas and I'm buying for the lawnmowers/tractors(the Farmall, John Deere and Craftsman couldn't care less...as long as it isn't water).
I have a Taurus SHO, Miata(with mild tuning) and an AH Sprite. They run best on Mobil gas. The AH Sprite, you can tell when it is trying to deal with Speedway.
We live in an emissions county. I had filled up the Chevy Astro at the Casey's on the way to Tractor Supply to pick up 20 bags of dog/horse/rabbit food. I intended to go get the emissions test during this trip. I put around 45 miles on the Astro before going for the emissions test. It failed. Went to a shop to find out why..."You bought gas with ethanol in it didn't you?"...(apparently pre-Vortek 4.3s don't do well on 10% ethanol. I filled up with Mobil, did nothing else different, and it passed the emissions test)
By the way, if it sounds like a "bunch of vehicles"...it is. My cousin and her husband(my employer) own almost 100 acres. They lease/rent 85 acres of farmland. I do the maintenance on our 12 combined vehicles and another 20 of the vehicles that are owned by the people who rent. Essentially, if they rent property, and one of their "primary" vehicles has a "simple to fix" issue...they provide the part...I'll fix it no charge.
Last edited by schan1269; 04-23-2012 at 01:45 PM.