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post #1 of 28 Old 24th February 2009, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Costco gasoline quality?

Hey guys,

Is there anything wrong with running premium fuel from Costco? Do they have similar detergent additives like Chevron and Texaco?

I was about to fill up at Costco the other day when my friend had a stunned look in his face asking me why I would fill the beast up at Costco.

Is there really any problems running off brand gas? I usually stick with the major players including Costco, which I thought was a quality fuel.

Thoughts?
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post #2 of 28 Old 24th February 2009, 04:33 AM
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It's probably fine, and definitely fine one time, but I never get gas except at Top Tier brands: Chevron, Shell, and the others.

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Cool

All gasoline is generic except for the additives...which are important in keeping your engine clean. Costco adds no additives.

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I'm pretty sure all the gas is somewhat similar. Places like chevron and bp may put stuff in there (additives) for whatever their reason. But, correct me if im wrong, gas coming from a big distributor is the same. BP, exxon and other bigger oil companies have their own distibution plants but the places that sell gas to generic stations such as costco, kroger, walmart or w/e it maybe comes from a distributor with set gas properties. I'm not sure but I would assume their is a standard that all oil companies have to meet with their gasoline. And some go adove and beyond and put their own stuff in there (i.e. BP, Chevron....etc)
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I work in the industry and Costco buys from lower end producers on the wholesale market.

The point is, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING

I say stay away from it. Its not going to kill your car if you put it in a few times. But you own a high end $100k car. spend the extra $.20/gallon for the good stuff. Its worth it for peace of mind alone!!

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Yep. I agree.
I had to use our HEB (grocery store) gas a few times when we had no gasoline after hurricane Ike came through. HEB was the only place with 93 Octane. Shell would get new shipments of gas, but only 89 and 87, so for like 2 tanks I used HEB's gas. I felt dirty afterwords. haha

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post #8 of 28 Old 24th February 2009, 03:40 PM
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W0W, never knew Costco sold gas....Not here in the Northeast...

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