Well do...many times I just wait till the low fuel light comes on, but then as I'm out in the country and gas stations are not too close I have to figure out what I might be doing ahead of time and then fill accordingly. I use 87 octane all the time but its not one of the top brands as none of those type of stations are close by for convenience. If I'm out somewhere and low on fuel its generally Petro Canada, Shell or Esso.
Thanks also for filling out your Drives info, but if you could just add MT or AT to that info (as the Base is available with either transmission), that would be great and we won't have to bug you anymore :sneakiness:
Chevron is good. I use it too, when it's convenient, but I do have at least 6 other Gas Company CC's in my pocket, so I'm not forced to run out of fuel trying to find a Chevron station. 87 Octane from any station you find will do just fine. They (Chevron) says that they have "Techron Fuel System Cleaner" in their gas, but they don't say just how much. If it's just .0001%, then it's not doing you much good. For that reason, I still buy a bottle of Techron additive at Walmart or my Auto Parts store and put that in the tank, every time I change my oil. (every 3k)Well do...
Ya... My mom uses chevron religiously..... She wont put anything else in any of her cars...
I personally in past used whatever was cheapest.....
Soul is so much better on fuel....... So i thought i would use the best in my moms eyes
We have gasoline with 10% ethanol and we have E85, which is 85% ethanol and 15% (or so) gasoline. We are scheduled to move to 20% ethanol next year. Vehicles labeled "flex fuel" can burn either fuel. We also have 10% biodiesel in our diesel fuel.Don't you have Gasahol in Minnesota? I was glad to see that come in to Ill. years ago, because the Ethanol in the gas prevented gas line freeze up in the winter.
actually Kia recommends the fuel additive every 7,500 miles or 12 months providing you don't use Top Tier gasoline. This recommendation does not apply under the "severe usage conditions", so if you follow that schedule it would be every second oil change.Since there is no guarantee that all the fuel I buy is 'Top Tier' (whatever the heck that means) I do what Kia suggests and add a bottle of "Techron fuel system cleaner" (a fuel additive) to my gas tank on every oil change or 3k miles, whichever comes first. That's critical, for all GDI engines.
Just want to start off by saying; I quite enjoy reading your posts and I think you share some pretty useful knowledge.Don't argue with me! DFI or GDI engines have a real problem with carbon buildup right at the fuel injectors. VW had a heck of a time with it and they redesigned their GDI engine several times to get around that problem.
If I'm putting in Chevron gasoline with Techron on every fill up, that's a lot more than a couple of times a year!!! But I can't guarantee that I'm getting the correct amount of fuel system cleaner because like I said before, I fill up where I can get the best deal. So I'm putting in Techron on every oil change, and unlike you, I'm changing my oil at 3k miles, like I've been doing for over 50 years. There is NO Downside to good Maintenance. My Gertrude loves it and she always perks up and runs better every time I change the oil.
So, scream, yell and stomp your feet all you want to, and I'm going to keep right on doing what I'm doing. It works and my service manager agrees with me.
Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?