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Old 07-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I use Chevron becaause it is in the Top Tier gasoline rating for engine cleaning with its Techron. But I have heard that Texaco is actually rated nationally to give the mest mpg. Is this true?

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Old 07-23-2009, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never heard anyone credibly claiming fuel economy increases from certain brands. Shell does, but I don't consider it credible.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't consider fuel additives credible either. Buy what's cheapest, you'll benefit more that way.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...most likely "marketing speak" more than "technical fact"!
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually scientific studies have been done and Techron is shown to reduce sludge.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually scientific studies have been done and Techron is shown to reduce sludge.
So you have those papers, right?

Guess what happens when you mix Shell V-Power and Chevron with Techron?

You get V-tech, y0!

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...here's a linky: Our Fuels: Fuel Additives: Techron Concentrate Plus

...however, 99% of realworld cars don't achieve anywhere near the stated benefits they claim, so "yes" while it's technically "true," it sure ain't practically true.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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All Techron can do is help to reduce sludge. I was asking a separate question really. Sorry for not being clear.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I use Chevron because it's convenient to my route. I'll use 76 or Mobil also.

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I'll use Shell or Mobil; neither one (here at least) uses ethanol. Both are convenient and typically priced well.

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