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#4784664 - 06/12/18 08:39 AM Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
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Loc: North Carolina
Found this and thought it was interesting. Glad to see they are now including diesel. Just wish it was more readily available. Kind of surprised Propel isn't on here. They are supposed to have a very good high quality fuel.

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#4784669 - 06/12/18 08:46 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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I'm still getting garbage fuel from supposed top tier fuel suppliers - Xom seems most vunerable for some unknown reason. Was doing good at the local EXxon for a couple months then - BAM! garbage - car barely ran.
The point is with E10 and water infiltration there are NO guarantees you'll get acceptable fuel.
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#4784676 - 06/12/18 08:54 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 05/07/10
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I find this funny as I see the same truck that fills the supposed top tier Shell station, go a few miles down the road and fill the non-top tier Circle K or other mom and pop station...

All this is is marketing, allowing these "Branded" stations to mark up the price of fuel.
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#4784678 - 06/12/18 08:55 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
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Costco Wholesale some of the cheapest you can buy is on their list. My new local Costco has Top Tier Diesel.
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#4784684 - 06/12/18 09:02 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
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What does that mean? Whether or not they put in the required lubricity additives?
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#4784696 - 06/12/18 09:20 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 1428
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
I'm still getting garbage fuel from supposed top tier fuel suppliers - Xom seems most vunerable for some unknown reason. Was doing good at the local EXxon for a couple months then - BAM! garbage - car barely ran.
The point is with E10 and water infiltration there are NO guarantees you'll get acceptable fuel.



The best bet is to find a station that has a high turnover. At least you know the fuel is fresh.
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#4784699 - 06/12/18 09:24 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 461
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Rat407
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
I'm still getting garbage fuel from supposed top tier fuel suppliers - Xom seems most vunerable for some unknown reason. Was doing good at the local EXxon for a couple months then - BAM! garbage - car barely ran.
The point is with E10 and water infiltration there are NO guarantees you'll get acceptable fuel.



The best bet is to find a station that has a high turnover. At least you know the fuel is fresh.

This is what I do. I don't look for Top Tier Fuel or anything like that, I just look for the cheapest price at a high turnover station and run Techron fuel system cleaner once every 7.5k miles. I figure I probably pay about the same, but I don't have to deal with finding a "top tier" gas station.

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#4784702 - 06/12/18 09:28 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: racin4ds]
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Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: Southeast Florida
Originally Posted By: racin4ds
I find this funny as I see the same truck that fills the supposed top tier Shell station, go a few miles down the road and fill the non-top tier Circle K or other mom and pop station...

All this is is marketing, allowing these "Branded" stations to mark up the price of fuel.


Additives are added after tank fill as far as I know.
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#4784703 - 06/12/18 09:28 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: ARCOgraphite]
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 432
Loc: Miami Beach
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
I'm still getting garbage fuel from supposed top tier fuel suppliers - Xom seems most vunerable for some unknown reason. Was doing good at the local EXxon for a couple months then - BAM! garbage - car barely ran.
The point is with E10 and water infiltration there are NO guarantees you'll get acceptable fuel.



Been using Exxon-Mobil since 1970 and over a million miles. Runs awesome on it all the time. I did try Chevron a couple of times cause they have Techron but got tons of pinging. It stopped when I went back to Mobil-Exxon. All that on plain old regular 87 octane. I never use anything higher then 87.
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#4784728 - 06/12/18 09:53 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Rat407
Found this and thought it was interesting. Glad to see they are now including diesel. Just wish it was more readily available. Kind of surprised Propel isn't on here. They are supposed to have a very good high quality fuel.

Top Tier Fuel list


I would figure large retailers like Gulf would be on the list. Missing from the diesel list is every major retailer like ExxonMobil.
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#4784745 - 06/12/18 10:07 AM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
MoneyJohn Offline


Registered: 03/01/12
Posts: 171
Loc: Southern NY
What is the difference between Costco and Kirkland Signature brand of fuel, aren't both the same?
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#4784857 - 06/12/18 12:40 PM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
I was glad to see Irving go Top Tier as one of their stations is now by far the most convenient place for me to stop for gas between home and work. Used to have one Shell right near work and another literally next door to my gym, now I work about 1000 feet from a downtown highway ramp and rarely do any surface driving in the city and can also walk to my new gym.
Interesting that it states that member stations must sell all Top Tier gas but that drivers need to check the diesel pumps themselves to make sure that fuel is TT...
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#4784859 - 06/12/18 12:42 PM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: racin4ds]
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Registered: 04/25/17
Posts: 337
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: racin4ds
All this is is marketing, allowing these "Branded" stations to mark up the price of fuel.


I find that list quite questionable myself. Many of the brands/stations listed are ones I avoid based on their locations, how poorly maintained the stations look (inside and outside), and so on.

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#4784860 - 06/12/18 12:44 PM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: wemay]
hallstevenson Offline


Registered: 04/25/17
Posts: 337
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: wemay
Additives are added after tank fill as far as I know.


Curious how that process may work. I've seen a fuel delivery guy fill the underground tanks, remove his fuel hose, cap the tank, and move on. That station uses no additives ?

Do they manually pour in additives from a small container that is carried on the truck ?

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#4784895 - 06/12/18 01:28 PM Re: Updated Top Tier Fuel list, to include now diesel [Re: hallstevenson]
tc1446 Offline


Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 945
Loc: Lexington, NC
Originally Posted By: hallstevenson
Originally Posted By: wemay
Additives are added after tank fill as far as I know.


Curious how that process may work. I've seen a fuel delivery guy fill the underground tanks, remove his fuel hose, cap the tank, and move on. That station uses no additives ?

Do they manually pour in additives from a small container that is carried on the truck ?


A delivery driver unloading at a Shell station told me that the additives were put in at the place where he loaded his truck at Greensboro, NC tank farm.
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