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« on: August 02, 2005, 06:42:57 PM »
@ Loaf-n-Jug with your King Soopers card.  I know I know.. the quality of the gas is debatable.. but I was on my way to get gas at Kings anyway, and I am not convinced there would be any discernable difference between those two retailers.. lol.

They are not a Top Tier fuel (that I know of) but as long as she runs ok, seems like a reasonable price to me - especially since the last time I filled up I paid over $2.40 a gallon.

In any event one of the best deals around I have found, so I wanted to share.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 08:05:08 PM »
Thanks!  Not bad.  I have bought a lot of gas at KS and have not had a problem, but without datalogging the spark advance I cannot tell fuel quality.  On my old Saab 900 Turbo the boost level was controlled (partly) by knock, so I could easily see on my boost gauge if I had good fuel or not.  From what I have seen on the DBW Passat, the knock sensors do not lower the boost.

Can you see spark advance on the fly with VAG-COM?

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 08:05:08 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 09:56:49 PM »
I am a fan of the Costco fill stations.  They seem to be in that price range as well.  The one up here was about that last week.  I heard this morning on the news that the price of a barrel of oil went up again. :roll:

Still better than Europe, they pay about $6-$8 per gallon from what I hear.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 11:02:06 PM »
I got bad gas once or twice at the Costco in Superior.  It was the low-octane swill and in my old beater Aerostar, but I could hear it pinging until I got some different gas.  I still get gas there, but not as often now that I live farther away and the prices do not seem as good as they used to be.

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 01:46:17 AM »
across the border, in Canada, gas prices range from $3 to 4/gallon (for regular) if you factor in the exchange rate.

In my hometown in Toronto, almost all gas stations display their gas prices on digital sign boards as they change their gas prices as much as 3 times in one day!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 11:51:52 PM »
If you like gas station coffee, buy cigarettes, or generally just shop at gas stations, ask your local Conoco for a "Tank Bank" card.  The card gives you .01-.04 cents off of EVERY gallon of gasoline on your next fill-up (up to 15 gallons).  The catch? It only works at the Conoco that gave you the card.  For me it works well, because I'm a) a smoker and b) there's a Conoco right near my house.  So I end up paying about the same (2.249) for a tank of gas on a regular basis (I'm going to smoke either way).

And yes, gas in Europe is just over $6.00 a gallon (in Germany/Austria at least), but I know that in Luxembourg it is significantly lower. Germans on the Lux-border drive over there and waits hours to get a tank of gas.

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