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Old February 24 2012, 08:50 PM   #76
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Re: What are your gas prices?

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Dear god, 87 octane? What kind of crap is that? Impure and ungodly filth from hell!
Some of us like our gasoline "Chunky Style".
If I may ask, what the hell do you drive? 'Cause my mam's Astra sounded like an asthmatic elephant with a car up its arse when she filled it up with 87 octane. And that bloody thing even runs on shitty romanian petrol.

I dont even want to think about what my merc would do if i ran it on 87octane. Its mapped on 102 octane race fuel. Barely runs on 95.
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Old February 24 2012, 08:56 PM   #77
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Re: What are your gas prices?

87 works fine in some engines, and is crappy in others. Don't put 87 in a Mercedes or a BMW, but it's no problem at all in a Chevy or a Honda.
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Old February 24 2012, 09:43 PM   #78
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87 works fine in some engines, and is crappy in others. Don't put 87 in a Mercedes or a BMW, but it's no problem at all in a Chevy or a Honda.
Its not a matter of brands, its a matter of how the car is mapped and the engine's performance. Mine runs like crap even on 95 octane, but that's because its mapped running 102 octane race fuel. Besides, i gotta feed the 370 ponies... I doubt 87 octane would be a problem for my mates 89bhp Dacia Sandero. Still, that 87 octane crap gives me the chills.
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Old February 24 2012, 10:00 PM   #79
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Keep it mind that North America uses a different octane rating than Europe. The NA number is typically 4-5 points lower for the same type of fuel.
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Old February 24 2012, 10:03 PM   #80
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Re: What are your gas prices?

Yeah, my (American) car runs fine on 87. Why the fuck do I want to pay 10 cents more a gallon for 89? It doesn't really do much for my fuel economy.
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Old February 24 2012, 10:05 PM   #81
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The highest octane rating I've ever seen is 94, at least outside of avgas.
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Old February 24 2012, 10:55 PM   #82
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The highest octane rating I've ever seen is 94, at least outside of avgas.
Yeah, Iasus is right about the octane rating. I totally missed that and i've owned american cars in the past. Silly me... Still, european rated 87 octane exists. Utter rubbish.

As for octane ratings, down i skåne, you can find 91 octane as well. But 95, 98 and 100 are the most common. The 102 octane fuel i use is specially made for motorsport. My team is sponsored so we get an almost unlimited supply, but i cant always get away with using it for personal business. I usually mix it with normal 95 octane.
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Old February 25 2012, 05:03 PM   #83
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$3.65-3.68 a gallon around here, at 17mpg and around 400-450 miles a week, adds up fast.
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Old February 25 2012, 07:04 PM   #84
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I don't buy gas, since I don't drive, but if I did, it would cost about 8$ per gallon.
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Old February 25 2012, 08:14 PM   #85
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$3.68 to $3.79 as of this morning depending on location. Its funny, I could drive down the street and get gas for $3.79 or I could drive a half a mile and get gas for $3.68.
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Old February 26 2012, 05:09 AM   #86
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I hear it $1.40+ ($5.30 a gallon) a liter in Vancouver , there was a fire at the BP refinery in Washington)
Pretty soon our piggy bank will look like this.
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Old February 26 2012, 06:44 AM   #87
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I don't buy gas, since I don't drive, but if I did, it would cost about 8$ per gallon.
Sweden right? Actual as I understand it (correct me please), for the fuel itself you're paying about the same we are in the States. The difference is, I'm paying an additional 15 cents a liter in taxes, on top of the cost of the fuel, while you are paying an additional (about) 77 cents a liter in taxes (five kronas?). If I figured it right.

Long before eight dollars a gallon, Americans would start pulling our politicians out of office.

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Old February 26 2012, 08:31 AM   #88
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Yeah, the base price is around 5.20SEK, but the final price is around 14.40 a liter. It might be interesting to know that we actually pay taxes on the taxes.
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Old February 26 2012, 08:33 AM   #89
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$3.79 a gallon here, for 87 (Regular). I used my Kroger card and got it for $3.69 a gallon.
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Old February 26 2012, 08:47 AM   #90
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Here in Iowa, it's about 3.47/gallon. The midwest is usually cheaper than almost the entire rest of the country for some reason.
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