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Old 01-26-2006, 11:24 PM
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Is Walmart Gas....Good or Bad for equipment and trucks??

I know a few people that are in landscaping/construction buisness and they swear that walmart gas is bad for equipment and trucks. They base these claims on people they know that have had problems with their engines.

Has anyone had a bad experiance with walmart gas or has known someone that has had problems with walmart gas?

I save a lot of money by buying gas from the local walmart , but I dont want to have any problems down the road.

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Old 01-26-2006, 11:32 PM
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I used to save a lot of money buying regular unleaded, sometimes at a discount. I am sure I saved close to 10 dollars every week by doing this.

One week I decided to try an experiment, and I filled up everything with Amoco / Bp 93 premium.

Maybe you should try it, just for a week, after you've been running regular for a while, fill everything up with the best, and see which one you like.

As for me, I never went back.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:33 PM
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I get gas from them, the supplier for walmart also fills up another gas station in my home town.
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:27 AM
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Old 01-27-2006, 04:06 AM
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there is a gas holding facility by my house and all the big gas chains get thier gas from this same place . i try to go where it is the cheapest or convenient.
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Old 01-27-2006, 04:19 AM
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dont matter about the gas, it might be lower quality in some cases, i would put a quick splash of fuel treatment for every gas can you fill, good on the ol' equipment also...
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:43 AM
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Shouldnt make a difference. I know in Connecticut all the gas at the gas stations get tested at one point or another. Walmart probably gets it from the same storage tanks as other companies.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:07 AM
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I've been filling up at Sam's for over 2 years. Sam's is part of Walmart, so I guess it would be the same thing. Haven't had any problems. I've saved A LOT of money doing it. You can sometimes save $0.30 a gallon when gas spikes because they don't raise their prices until next day usually.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:57 AM
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I've never had any problems with Murphy's fuels. I use them all the time.

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Old 01-27-2006, 12:12 PM
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Gas is gas unless your talking about proprietary premium (Amoco, Sunoco, etc).

Personally NOTHING on our trailers needs premium. You get LESS horsepower from premium fuel.
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