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Gas for your VIPER: [******] or NOT?

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by TOOOFST, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. TOOOFST

    TOOOFST Enthusiast

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    Most of the pumps around here have gone to the
    electronic push button choice of octane:87,91,93
    How many of you have wondered if its all the same
    down there!I've never tried 87 or 91 even.
    :crazy:
     
  2. CitySnake

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    The more costly gas gets, the more likely that the guy before you will be pumping regular. Which means that you receive at least a hose length of regular every time you fill your tank! That ticks me off. :mad:
     
  3. roofum

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    no dont even say that the arabs station owners would never do that :shocked: .when we were kiDs my buddie used to work at a station on chicago ave across fron CPD.the nite before a delivery of fuel whould come in he would fill his cars and truck .then replace the fuel with water so it would even out on paper ..so ya never know.
     
  4. V10SpeedLuvr

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    I've only put 93 in my tank as well. I filled up at Enmark today for $2.86/gallon for 93 octane. Every other gas station in town is $3.05+ for premium. I figured I better go on and gas up before they noticed they were $.020/gal cheaper than everyone and raise their prices as well.
     
  5. Saint_Spinner

    Saint_Spinner Viper Owner

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    You guys are lucky your not in SoCal. Gas is insane here...and we don't even have 93 anymore.
     
  6. twinturbo3150

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    good question, also have you ever wondered if the gas you are pumping is really the price it says it is. Ever since reading in the paper about gas stations ripping off consumers. I pump just enough gas to verify the price before filling, so far so good. The paper said that some stations were actually 1 to 2 dollars more a gallon. But the average person pulls in, stick's the gas nozzle in the filler and fills up and dosent check the actuall price. I did the same thing. But I check the price on every fill up.
     
  7. AviP

    AviP Viper Owner

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    It doesn't worry me at all. I've filled up on 87 with octane booster in remote places in AZ/NM/UT. If it ticks you off so much, carry one of those 1 gallon fuel jugs and fill it up first. Then donate it to me at our next meet. :D
     
  8. BOGOTA

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    TRUE. STOP THE PAIN!!! No more HUMMER H2.
     
  9. MoparMan

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    True, and we have the So Cal gas supply here in Las Vegas so we don't get 93 either. :mad:
     
  10. DodgeViper01

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    Really? What are you guys paying now a days. In NY it is around $3.50 a gallon for premium.
     
  11. Mccarlin

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    $3.04 here in IL for 93.
    Pump 87 is $2.84
     
  12. TOOOFST

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    Sorry about the question,cause were all on our knee's at
    the pumps.
    ?,ya'll Ca,Vegas people have or notice issues with 91 octane.My Range Rover needs 93
    It is what it is,who said that anyway!
    peace
     
  13. Yellow32

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    If you CA/West Coast folks would allow crude production to resume in the Pacific your costs would go down because the crude would not be shipped in from so far away...and you'd "own" the crude...just a thought

    of course, the Califorians are working on this:

    http://www.fossil.energy.gov/news/techlines/2006/06017-Tidelands_Project_Revives_Oilfield.html

    similar:

    http://petrochemical.ihs.com/news-06Q1/doe-eor-oil-recovery.jsp

    history:

    http://www-geology.ucdavis.edu/~cowen/~GEL115/115CHXXsubsidence.html

    [​IMG]

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    1998 Summary of Pacific Coast reserves (43pages or so):

    http://www.mms.gov/omm/pacific/offshore/oil-gaspdfs/2000-063.pdf

    -J
     
  14. Yellow32

    Yellow32 Viper Owner

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    The max I think is 91 out there because of air pollution concerns that come along with higher octane fuel.

    Here's a nice write up on California's liquid fuel situation:

    http://www.nrdc.org/air/transportation/calfuel/calfuel.pdf

    -J
     
  15. viper spray

    viper spray Viper Owner

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    It is still cheap here in the USA, compared to some countries.
     
  16. santo

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    Most gas pumps up here have a regular/mid-grade/high-grade pump and a dedicated high-grade pump per unit. I always use the high-grade pump and don't think I need to worry about what's in the hose. Then again, who knows how they really work :)

    Santo
     
  17. Detlef

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    I know of one Viper owner that runs 87 for just cruising and 91 for track days. We're at 5000 feet which apparently makes a difference.
     
  18. flying dutchman

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    usd 1.85 for a LITER, 3,8 liter in a gallon, thats for octane 95, octane 98 and 104 even more expensive.
     

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