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post #1 of 8 Old 12-30-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel stations and cheaper fuel?

With my last truck and the last forum I was on I read a lot about staying away from cheaper gas pumps.

With my current truck Ive only put Chevron fuel in it. Am I wasting up to .50 a gallon on the Chevron name? Ive notice a lot of guys on here fuel up at the local grocery stores like Fred Meyer and Safeway.

Whats the general consensuses on these fuel pumps?

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I only use one certain kind of fuel... The closet diesel station to my house is right down the road, but i drive the extra 15 minutes to fill up at the Hess Station a couple towns over.. I feel the truck performs alot better and gets better MPG then the cheaper stations around my house. And Hess sells quite alot of fuel so you never get old Diesel Fuel. Always a fresh delivery every couple days.


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imo....i just fill up where ever there was a diesel pump.



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imo....i just fill up where ever there was a diesel pump.



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two different people... LOL. My dad did the samething when he had his truck...


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In the 13 years I have had my truck I have got only one bad tank load. It had a little water. The station made it good. The fuel water detector picked it up and a quick bowl drain an it was good. I tend to agree that the most frequented stations that pump more diesel will all have the same quality. (Pretty much comes from the same refineries any way).

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Generally any station that sells a decent quantity of diesel will be fine. I avoid the tiny stations that look like they've been in place since 1920 and rarely have anyone at the pump. A bit of overkill, but I also steer clear of stations that were just topped off by the tanker truck. Even though they usually have a filtration system, I feel better knowing the fuel I'm pumping has settled and others may have ended up with any water or sediment that made it past the filters.

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Working in the underground tank industry I usually fill up at the newest station I can find. A high volume station is no good if the tanks are old and have 4 inches of sludge to be stirred every time there is a fuel drop.

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Beware the stations that have a collection of black 55 gallon barrels sitting out back.

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