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I wanted to know if anyone uses WAWA gas and if so do you notice any difference with between any other gas company (Sunoco, Shell, etc..). I was told that their gas was terrible and I should not use it. I used to use it in my previous car which was a Honda Civic with no problems, and before I get slammed I know there's a world of difference between the two but I figured I would just ask.<p>Im new to owning a turbo car and just wanted to know what you all thought about it?
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (BigG)

You want to read Item 3 in particular:<p><A HREF="http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveonaCar/10-things-gas-stations-wont-tell-you.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://articles.moneycentral.m....aspx</A><p><br>For the R, just make sure you pump premium, which is usually 93 octane in my area, but will vary depending where you live. Just pump the highest octane gas available in your area and you'll be fine. Stay away from 87 octane.
 

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I have had bad results with WaWa gas and I stick to Hess 93 now.<br>I would use Shell V-power but there aren't any that are within a reasonable distance to me....and the same goes for Chevron.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (BigG)

I always use(d) Sunoco Ultra 94 (now 93 octane)<br>I've use Wawa gas (92 octane) in a pinch with absolutely no ill effects whatsoever, even with the aggresive tune I had in the 06
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I always use(d) Sunoco Ultra 94 (now 93 octane)<br>I've use Wawa gas (92 octane) in a pinch with absolutely no ill effects whatsoever, even with the aggresive tune I had in the 06</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exact same for me. I've been filling up either Sunoco or Shell exclusively, except for one or two emergency fill-ups at the Wawa with 92. Again, no ill effects, but I wouldn't want to run on it repeatedly.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (S60R1)

I use WaWa almost exclusively. When gas prices dropped significantly a few months back, I made a point of using only Sunoco Ultra (highest octane they sell in NJ) for about 5 tanks. I noticed no difference from WaWa premium. Now that prices have shot up again, I am back at WaWa. Sunoco Ultra is way more than WaWa premium.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (MJVolvo)

I have filled up at many different stations at different times in the region without issues. I have even used 90 octane when there was noting else, and I did not have an issues. That was pre-tune and FMIC, for the record.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You want to read Item 3 in particular:<p><A HREF="http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveonaCar/10-things-gas-stations-wont-tell-you.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://articles.moneycentral.m....aspx</A><p>Thanks for link it explains a lot.<p>For the R, just make sure you pump premium, which is usually 93 octane in my area, but will vary depending where you live. Just pump the highest octane gas available in your area and you'll be fine. Stay away from 87 octane.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>I awlays use 91-93 depending on what gas station and how much the cost diffrence is. Thanks<br>
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You want to read Item 3 in particular:<p><A HREF="http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveonaCar/10-things-gas-stations-wont-tell-you.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://articles.moneycentral.m....aspx</A><p><br>For the R, just make sure you pump premium, which is usually 93 octane in my area, but will vary depending where you live. Just pump the highest octane gas available in your area and you'll be fine. Stay away from 87 octane.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A lot of good information in that article, and a lot of mis-information as well. <p>Particularly with item 3. Yes, all gas has detergents. Just as eating bread for every meal will get you through the day doesn't mean that it's the best thing for you to do. There is some value of the additional additives that are in there. <p>Item 2: concept is correct, but the margin is not. If dealers were earning $0.15 on every gallon, you'd have a gas station every 50 feet. It's not that much. <p>Oh, and I like the BS about the E85 in item 10. "I don't care if it gets 15% less MPG, it burns cleaner so it pollutes less." HAHAHAHA.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (MJVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MJVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I use WaWa almost exclusively. When gas prices dropped significantly a few months back, I made a point of using only Sunoco Ultra (highest octane they sell in NJ) for about 5 tanks. I noticed no difference from WaWa premium. Now that prices have shot up again, I am back at WaWa. Sunoco Ultra is way more than WaWa premium.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are also getting 92 vs. 93.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You are also getting 92 vs. 93. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I know, but it really doesn't seem to make a difference.<br>NOW....when I mixed about 6 gallons of Sunoco race fuel with 10 gallons of 93 Ultra...<br>THAT did make a difference! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>so_calR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Chevron only for my car, nothing higher than 91 in so cal though</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No Chevron on the east coast<br>This was a question to PHILA owners
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">never heard of WaWa<p>BP or Mobil all the time<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wawa is a mid-Atlantic convenience store that sells gas to lure you into the store. Not all Wawas have gas (only the newer ones). <p>
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (Needsdecaf)

Thanks for all the impute...I pass so many Wawa's and I have been avoiding them like the plague since I purchased my R. At least now I know its not that bad for the car. I drive down the Jersey Shore every weekend and pass the Wawa on 322 after the Commodore Barry Bridge and the gas is usaully cheaper than in PA.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (BigG)

I use the big Wawa on 29 and Matthews road all the time since it is right outside my work and always use their 92 and have never had an issue.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (Haunter)

Remember, NJ gas in the summer is more oxyenated than PA, so, it is cheaper and burns cleaner but your mileage will suffer a bit. I'm not sure how much, and it may be negligable but its the honest truth. <p>And I try to only use Valero.
 

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I work for Autozone, I'm constantly doing check engine lights, when it comes up with a misfire code, I ask customer where they go gas before thelight came on, most times the answer is WaWa. any supermarket gas is crap. it's the bottoms of the tanks from the refineries that the big companys don't want.
 

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Re: For R Owners in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area (BigG)

2.69 for 93 at sunoco on the boulevard north bound in philly just past AZ motors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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