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Old 02-24-2010, 08:08 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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What gas stations have good Quality Diesel?

I am wondering where to get good quality diesel. Last I checked a few years ago any station selling amoco fuels was a good choice. But in my recent research on filters I found there is no such thing as amoco fuel. The BP stations in the US switched over to BP fuels a couple years ago. Around Rochester, MN where I used to live just about everything was amoco, because that is what was readily available. There were a few stations that stuck with their own brand, but even the kwik trips just sold amoco.

Now I moved and amoco fuels have become BP. I don't know if BP kept up with the quality fuel or not. There aren't many BPs around me either, we have a lot of Clark and Holiday stations, and I don't know what fuels they sell or what quality the fuel is.

I have found that the quality of fuel makes a big difference, not only in how the engine runs, but also injector problems, gelling, filter plugging, and mileage.

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:12 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Cetane Numbers

BP (Amoco branded), 51
Chevron, 49 (51 with Techron D)
ConocoPhillips, 48 (California 48-53)
PetroCanada, 47-51
Shell, 46;
Sinclair, 46
Marathon 45
Exxon/Mobile, 43-46
BP, 40-42 (Powerblend 47)
HESS, 40-45
Husky, 40 (Max 41-45)
Sunoco, 40 (Sunoco Gold 45)
Holiday Stations, 40-43
Love's: 40
Pilot: 40
Valero: 40
Sheetz: 40
Flying J, 40


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Old 02-24-2010, 08:12 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I try to only use Sunoco fuel. Use to work at one when I was a kid and I guess it stuck with me. Never had any issues with that fuel.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:15 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Cetane Numbers mean nothing if it sits in the tank for a year go where ever they are pumping diesel all day long, Best clean fresh diesel!!!
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Yes cetane is only one part of the equation, but most of the time it also reflects the quality of the fuel. And you're right, stagnant fuel is no good either.

It would figure that the highest would be amoco, since it no longer exists (according to BP), it has all been switched to BP fuels. Plus most of the BP stations around me are going out of business. A few have become holidays recently.

Does anyone know where Clark gas stations get their fuels? Or anything particular to northern MN?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:25 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I found out about Clark, they used to use clark fuels, until the company was split and sold in 2001. Now each station is choosing where to get fuel from. I guess some are still getting their fuel from the same refineries in WI, but owned by a different company.

I also found out where wally world, and the other generic places are getting their fuel. It is a bulk fuel, mixed from different smaller companies that have unsold excess. Then sold to the highest bidder for a lower price. Basically just like everything else at wally world.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:46 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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I use Marathon fuel. It says they use STP additives? Im not sure why but it feels like I gain a few MPG after I get winter fuel there

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Cetane Numbers

BP (Amoco branded), 51
Chevron, 49 (51 with Techron D)
ConocoPhillips, 48 (California 48-53)
PetroCanada, 47-51
Shell, 46;
Sinclair, 46
Marathon 45
Exxon/Mobile, 43-46
BP, 40-42 (Powerblend 47)
HESS, 40-45
Husky, 40 (Max 41-45)
Sunoco, 40 (Sunoco Gold 45)
Holiday Stations, 40-43
Love's: 40
Pilot: 40
Valero: 40
Sheetz: 40
Flying J, 40


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Thats a pretty cool list you found :rockin
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Cetane Numbers

BP (Amoco branded), 51
Chevron, 49 (51 with Techron D)
ConocoPhillips, 48 (California 48-53)
PetroCanada, 47-51
Shell, 46;
Sinclair, 46
Marathon 45
Exxon/Mobile, 43-46
BP, 40-42 (Powerblend 47)
HESS, 40-45
Husky, 40 (Max 41-45)
Sunoco, 40 (Sunoco Gold 45)
Holiday Stations, 40-43
Love's: 40
Pilot: 40
Valero: 40
Sheetz: 40
Flying J, 40


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Thanks Brian. My only wish is the map had location across the US and not just in the DC area.
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Thanks Brian. My only wish is the map had location across the US and not just in the DC area.
Agreed, but I think to be added to the list of Premium Diesel, someone actually has to submit the station to him along with proof that it is Premium Diesel "pic of pump, and where they go the info to prove it being Premium". If it checks out he adds it to the map.

According to the map the closest one to my house is 176miles away:rockin
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