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Offline Jorge

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Re: "Top Tier Fuels, In Your C14???
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2017, 11:02:16 pm »
Steve, thanks for correcting my error!
If I understood the "rules" for Top Tier correctly, all the grades sold by a Top Tier station must meet the more stringent requirements, where is gasohol or straight gasoline, so you may not have to make that choice :-)

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Re: "Top Tier Fuels, In Your C14???
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2017, 03:48:15 am »
Thanks for reposting the link to the top tier brands which I missed in the first post.  It's a surprisingly (to me) long list of vendors, with many discount brands included.  Looks like I've been complying with the advice to use this fuel, albeit by accident.

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Re: "Top Tier Fuels, In Your C14???
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2017, 11:34:00 am »
Thanks for reposting the link to the top tier brands which I missed in the first post.  It's a surprisingly (to me) long list of vendors, with many discount brands included.  Looks like I've been complying with the advice to use this fuel, albeit by accident.

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  Funny how that works.  I'm developing some property to move to about 100 miles away. Kind of remote. There's no Shell, Texaco, BP around there... but a bunch of Marathon stations. I gassed up there out of necessity a few times. The question lingered, so I went and reviewed the top tier list . WHEW lucky I guess... Marathon is top tier! My truck even started running better after I found that out !  :rotflmao:  Steve
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Re: "Top Tier Fuels, In Your C14???
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2017, 01:32:16 pm »
I was once told to avoid filling up at stations that were actively receiving a fuel delivery since the water and debris can get stirred up in the tanks while they are being filled. I only use TT fuel, but also avoid stations with a tanker in the parking lot.


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Re: "Top Tier Fuels, In Your C14???
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2017, 03:25:52 pm »
Hi,
       There is a MARATHON Station at the exit off I-95 and US 17 leading to Charleston,SC.

I used to stop there everytime I went back to work, in need of a fill up. :motonoises:

I to, was not sure if it was a TT station, but it did usually, have clean restrooms!!! ;D ;D ;D

Now I know! :great:
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Re: "Top Tier Fuels, In Your C14???
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2017, 12:48:55 am »
"Top Tier" is a pay-to-play marketing campaign. It requires a standard minimum additive package that is most likely already in the tanks at the rack where the trucks fill up. The racks are run by the biggest players, some of who do not sell retail fuel. Locally there are Kinder-Morgan, a pipeline operator; US Oil; Conoco-Phillips; and Arco (Exxon-Mobil). They feed ALL the branded and unbranded stations here. Chevron is the only one AFAIK that require a 5 gallon bucket of additive thrown in a 10000 gallon load. I have spent a lot of time working for a petroleum transport company. What I look for is a newer (plastic tanks, less condensation) station that does high volume and has frequent refills. One Costco for example can get 3 10000 gallon loads a day from 3 different racks and they are "Top Tier".
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