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AAA - Effects of Top Tier #4693332
03/13/18 11:15 AM
03/13/18 11:15 AM
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A study by AAA , no link to the raw data though


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693342
03/13/18 11:28 AM
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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693343
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The kind of sad thing about this is... Most drivers aren't aware that top tier is what they should look for, not premium octane fuel. So many people believe that putting 91+ in their car means its higher quality. At some top tier stations thats true, but not all.


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: NGRhodes] #4693344
03/13/18 11:29 AM
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Thank you

On a second look, the AAA link has more infestation than the paper. At least, in my case.
Thank you anyway.

Last edited by Y_K; 03/13/18 11:33 AM.

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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693352
03/13/18 11:36 AM
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my local sunoco does not have any stickers on the pumps. odd because I thought sunoco was a licensed brand.

Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693353
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Originally Posted By: Y_K
Thank you

On a second look, the AAA link has more infestation than the paper. At least, in my case.
Thank you anyway.


y'all need Ublock Origin cool . That first link said 34% of the page was blocked. The AAA one kept redirecting to get hotels.


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: HemiHawk] #4693356
03/13/18 11:38 AM
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I have it, as well as the Privacy Badger. The AAA blog link is useless for me, but the direct study paper link on AWS is valuable.


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693378
03/13/18 12:03 PM
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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Trav] #4693401
03/13/18 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Trav


Thanks for that no-ad PDF!

Looks like top tier actually makes a difference.


I'm a thickie; but a 20 has its place.

I use AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693471
03/13/18 01:13 PM
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3c per gallon difference? Here the difference between Top Tier gas and discount brands is closer to 5c /litre which is $C 0.185 per USG, or $US 14.4c per gallon. Plus, depending on the time of year, I have seen it twice that.


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Johnny2Bad] #4693483
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Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
3c per gallon difference? Here the difference between Top Tier gas and discount brands is closer to 5c /litre which is $C 0.185 per USG, or $US 14.4c per gallon. Plus, depending on the time of year, I have seen it twice that.


And just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for.


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693485
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I would like to know which brand is Fuel #5 (to buy) and #1 (to avoid)


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693502
03/13/18 01:48 PM
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I would like to know what the the model/type/design of the engine used?

One that typically has a lot of deposits? Or one that is historically low on deposits?


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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: Y_K] #4693506
03/13/18 01:50 PM
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You know, if you have a direct injection engine, top-tier gasoline might not matter.
Its only on port injected engines where you get to wash the intake valves in fuel.

Chester11, Sunoco is on the list.
It seems hard to NOT have top-tier gasoline in your tank.
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Re: AAA - Effects of Top Tier [Re: oil_film_movies] #4693523
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
You know, if you have a direct injection engine, top-tier gasoline might not matter.
Its only on port injected engines where you get to wash the intake valves in fuel.


I agree 100%, but it is interesting that some (most?) manufacturers with DI cars recommend using Top Tier fuels. I suppose it still helps clean the injectors clean.


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