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Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? #5281324 11/30/19 04:51 PM
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So I live in a town of over 100,000 ppl. So [censored] because all the top tier gas stations are gone now. Circle K took all of them over and sell their own branded gas. My owners manual specifically states to use top tier gas. Will the minimum EPA requirement of unbranded gas keep its fuel system clean?

Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281326 11/30/19 04:58 PM
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It all comes from the same refinery. The difference between normal gas and "Top Tier" gas is that the branded station spent the $$$ paying the "Top Tier" gas company.

Circle K (Alimentation Couche Tard) is a reputable company.

Most gas sold in Illinois/Minnesota is sourced from Canadian oilsands oil. Its mostly synthetic oil.


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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281327 11/30/19 05:00 PM
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Nothing you can do if top tier gas is not available. Are you saying that there are no Costco's , Amoco, Marathon, Shell, Valero etc. in your town?

Add a bottle of Techron from time to time if you are concerned.

Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281395 11/30/19 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark72
So I live in a town of over 100,000 ppl. So [censored] because all the top tier gas stations are gone now. Circle K took all of them over and sell their own branded gas. My owners manual specifically states to use top tier gas. Will the minimum EPA requirement of unbranded gas keep its fuel system clean?


Which car is this? Never heard of a brand that required a specific type of fuel. They usually just mention the octane. Top tier is just an additive package, the gasoline is the same for an entire area.

Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281411 11/30/19 07:03 PM
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Same thing is happening in Az, a lot of the Shell stores are now Speedway. Speedway is marathon oil but no top tier stickers on the pump to reassure you. At least we still have a Valero which is top tier. I use top tier as much as possible.


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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281419 11/30/19 07:09 PM
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And the other problem is that my owners manual specifically stated NOT to add over the counter additives . For the previous poster this is a 2017 Pacifica

Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281444 11/30/19 07:46 PM
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You must be the first person to ever read the manual and worry about your gasoline. Millions of people sump whatever in daily with no issues....

Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281446 11/30/19 07:48 PM
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According to the manual, the usage of Top Tier detergent gasoline is recommended, not required.


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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281465 11/30/19 08:27 PM
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I would run a complete fuel system cleaner every 5k miles.


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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281475 11/30/19 08:45 PM
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You’ll be fine. I run top tier in my 300 only because I have to pass a BP on my home and it’s a right turn in and a right turn back out. Our Grand Caravan gets whatever is easiest to get to.


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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281479 11/30/19 08:49 PM
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I dropped Circle K when they dropped Shell. They're the second largest c-store so their making the TT investment wouldn't hurt them that much. HyunKia recommends Techron in such cases and I'd do the same with Gumout, Techron or another PEA additive.

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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281502 11/30/19 09:30 PM
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Good video with lab tests https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ystuUJWae0Y
Says:

92 Octane
Shell 31.0 mg per 100 ml detergent
BP 26.4
Exxon 21.2
Speedway 10.6
Mobil 10.6
Citgo 9.4
Marathon 9.0
Pilot 8.8

87 octane
Exxon 20.0
BP 17.2
Shell 16.2
Marathon 8.2
Pilot 5.8
Speedway 5.2

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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281510 11/30/19 09:46 PM
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According to this list from 2018 and updated November 2019 according to them Circle K is top tier gasoline.

Top Tier Gasoline

Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: Mark72] #5281529 11/30/19 10:17 PM
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It's not on the

toptiergas.com

site


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Re: Is Unbranded Fuel ok for my Pacifica? [Re: ls973800] #5281531 11/30/19 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ls973800
According to this list from 2018 and updated November 2019 according to them Circle K is top tier gasoline.

Top Tier Gasoline


Not according to the actual Top Tier website.

https://toptiergas.com/licensed-brands/


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