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17 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

The problem w/ driving anywhere right now are bathrooms..public ones at parks etc are closed.   With the nice weather, I do want to go up the coast to some of my favorite beaches, lighthouses, etc. 

Easy answer to that as I have always had these in my auto's year round as they really come in handy especially in winter weather and you need to pee. No smell, easy to use for both men and woman and easy to dispose of when you are near a trash can.

https://www.amazon.com/Travel-John-66911-TravelJohn-Disposable-Urinal/dp/B000NV878S

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3 hours ago, balthazar said:

You're still kidding, right?
Nevermind; I don't want to know.

Travel John is the best item to have in any auto when your out and about driving and during this pandemic especially you have not access to a bathroom.

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10 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

Low sales, I presume.

They also talk about how those two powertrain packages killed the trunk and interior space as these two cars are more for cruisers than performance.

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On 5/24/2020 at 8:05 AM, balthazar said:

 

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There are different levels of Top Tier gasoline. Costco thinks that dumping a cheap detergent into the tanks when they fill them is Top Tier. It's crap gas plan and simple so are many of the other brands listed above. Lower grade gas also burns dirty, but go ahead and take your chance. 

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On 5/25/2020 at 12:31 PM, dfelt said:

Costco is a top tier fuel with detergents. I have found Shell especially runs terrible in my auto's and yet Costco runs great. Never had a problem. Costco keeps their filters clean and has all their certs clearly displayed on their top tier status with detergents.

I have a close family friend who has owned gas stations and pumped gas for over 30 years so I'm going with what he tells me and he doesn't sell Shell or Chevron either, but states that they are some of the best blends and very clean burning. He also says run from Costco pumps.

You are going to a crappy Shell station then, not all are the same. My truck and Vette run like a raped ape on Shell V Power. Costco is really no different than grocery store gas. There is a large difference between Shell or Chevron and Costco or Quik Trip gas and like I stated earlier there are different levels or grades of Top Tier and many use the bare minimum level of detergent additives. There's also a reason Costco gas is so cheap, they buy the bottom barrel crap that's left over at the refineries...all truth.

 It's crap gas, ask any good mechanic out there. Lower grade gas also burns dirty, but go ahead and take your chance you like to burn dirty anyway :P

8 hours ago, dfelt said:

Easy answer to that as I have always had these in my auto's year round as they really come in handy especially in winter weather and you need to pee. No smell, easy to use for both men and woman and easy to dispose of when you are near a trash can.

https://www.amazon.com/Travel-John-66911-TravelJohn-Disposable-Urinal/dp/B000NV878S

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WTF?!?! I really hope you're kidding too.

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On 5/30/2020 at 2:11 AM, ocnblu said:

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE

 

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You're on a roll blu! Hilarious.

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Random thought now is "What is happening"? We already have the virus and we have another fight (you know what I mean). #wecan'tbreath. 

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Ready for all the crazy to end now... 😮 

 

Just had a high speed chase down my street......

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3 hours ago, USA-1 said:

There's also a reason Costco gas is so cheap, they buy the bottom barrel crap that's left over at the refineries...all truth.

 It's crap gas, ask any good mechanic out there.

Let me ask you this - what technology do the 'good mechanics' utilize to determine what brand of gas is in the tanks of the vehicles they work on (were they to remotely care)?

Is it by chance a Hewlett-Packard 5710A dual-column gas chromatigraph with flame analyzation detectors?

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

Let me ask you this - what technology do the 'good mechanics' utilize to determine what brand of gas is in the tanks of the vehicles they work on (were they to remotely care)?

Is it by chance a Hewlett-Packard 5710A dual-column gas chromatigraph with flame analyzation detectors?

I think you can figure out how mechanics know, when they ask the customer what gas they run when they come in with plugged fuel injectors and/or frequent fuel filters with lower miles on the vehicle.

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10 hours ago, USA-1 said:

There's also a reason Costco gas is so cheap, they buy the bottom barrel crap that's left over at the refineries...all truth.

Saying "all truth" doesn't make it so.  Care to provide anything to back up your claims? Besides "any good mechanic will tell you", because this is a bull statement.

Just for our education.

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On 5/20/2020 at 6:35 AM, ocnblu said:

'Round herr, gasoline jumped 20c overnight.  It's back up to $2.20 something in these parts.

Electric rates stayed flat though. 

 

Horse ducks from wrench thrown at him...

Full size American muscle getting it in the quarter mile makes me happy. 

 

https://youtu.be/JPTgb7dfy-E

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On 5/29/2020 at 11:16 AM, Robert Hall said:

Really nothing 'interesting' going on at Nissan for many years...

Decades...

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19 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

The problem w/ driving anywhere right now are bathrooms..public ones at parks etc are closed.   With the nice weather, I do want to go up the coast to some of my favorite beaches, lighthouses, etc. 

I am wanting to make a trip out east with friends. Might be interested in a Road Trip and a C and G get together. 

We will socially distance OCN from anything electric and Balthazar from vehicles built after 1968....just kidding...would love to get everyone together. 

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I dance to your honour.  Thank-you for raising an amazing daughter who is an amazing wife and mother.  

Aιώνια μνήμη αυτήν.  Ζωή με μάς.  

 

 

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16 hours ago, USA-1 said:

I have a close family friend who has owned gas stations and pumped gas for over 30 years so I'm going with what he tells me and he doesn't sell Shell or Chevron either, but states that they are some of the best blends and very clean burning. He also says run from Costco pumps.

You are going to a crappy Shell station then, not all are the same. My truck and Vette run like a raped ape on Shell V Power. Costco is really no different than grocery store gas. There is a large difference between Shell or Chevron and Costco or Quik Trip gas and like I stated earlier there are different levels or grades of Top Tier and many use the bare minimum level of detergent additives. There's also a reason Costco gas is so cheap, they buy the bottom barrel crap that's left over at the refineries...all truth.

 It's crap gas, ask any good mechanic out there. Lower grade gas also burns dirty, but go ahead and take your chance you like to burn dirty anyway :P

WTF?!?! I really hope you're kidding too.

Costco gas IS NOT bottom dregs of fuel, they get their gas from the same distribution center as Exxon, Shell and Chevron here in Washington state. The Local GM dealerships even recommend Costco fuel over smaller less used name brand stations due to cleaner filters and better maintained pump systems.

You can also not fake the certifications that prove it. 

https://www.costco.com/gasoline-environment.html 

https://customerservice.costco.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9230/~/costco-gas-station-faqs

So we will have to agree to disagree on the fuel point.

Yes, I actually do carry the Travel Johns in our auto's. With Senior parents, mine are late 70's and early 80's and my wife's parents are in their 90's they come in handy and are clean, no smell and easy to dispose of. 

As I stated, with a pandemic, many public restrooms are closed as are freeway rest stops. This makes it easy to take care of business without a mess.

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I love watching kids cover rock and roll songs, the girl singing here is a little bad ass....love watching them play and sing...they are having so much fun. 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, ykX said:

Saying "all truth" doesn't make it so.  Care to provide anything to back up your claims? Besides "any good mechanic will tell you", because this is a bull statement.

Just for our education.

Ever heard of the saying "you get what you pay for"? It always holds true. No, it's not because they buy in bulk either.

Did you miss the part where a trusted family friend of mine has owned gas stations for over 30 years (not Shell or Chevron either) and has his own trucks running fuel from huge distribution tanks at a fuel refinery? And that he said the Shell and Chevron highest level of Top Tier is the cleanest burning, best blend and to stay clear of Costco as well as other lower level Top Tier gas? You know there are different levels of "Top Tier" gas right?

That's enough claim and education for me knowing he sees first hand and talks to the refinery personnel who know as well. 

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Poking around online shows 'Top Tier' is a specification entity developed by OEMs & fuel retailers, that determines if a given gasoline meets the criteria and can be so advertised.

toptiergas.com, the entity in question, has no mention of "different levels" of Top Tier. It either meets the criteria, or it does not. Perhaps your trusted retailer friend is simply erroneous here, despite his conviction. It's happened.

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1 hour ago, dfelt said:

Costco gas IS NOT bottom dregs of fuel, they get their gas from the same distribution center as Exxon, Shell and Chevron here in Washington state. The Local GM dealerships even recommend Costco fuel over smaller less used name brand stations due to cleaner filters and better maintained pump systems.

You can also not fake the certifications that prove it. 

https://www.costco.com/gasoline-environment.html 

https://customerservice.costco.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9230/~/costco-gas-station-faqs

So we will have to agree to disagree on the fuel point.

Yes, I actually do carry the Travel Johns in our auto's. With Senior parents, mine are late 70's and early 80's and my wife's parents are in their 90's they come in handy and are clean, no smell and easy to dispose of. 

As I stated, with a pandemic, many public restrooms are closed as are freeway rest stops. This makes it easy to take care of business without a mess.

Links from Costco's site? Really David? What are they going to say? "Our gasoline sucks." LOL!!! YES, Costco gas is a lower grade or level of "Top Tier". They can add their generic Kirkland brand of detergent all they want, but it doesn't mean they didn't start with a lower grade of fuel like they do. Like I said before one of my trusted family friends in the NW has owned several Unocal 76 gas stations for over 30 years (so not Shell or Chevron) but still Top Tier and has his own trucks running fuel from the huge distribution tanks at the port and sees first hand and talks to the refinery guys when he buys so there are different grades of gas as well. High level Top Tier gas like Chevron and Shell closely regulate their high quality proprietary detergents and don't depend on some kid or grandpa like at the Costco gas station to remember to or to dump the right amount of detergent into the underground tanks before the trucks get there. Yes, that's what they do, NO THANKS. Also, I'm not talking about the pumps and filters, of course you always want to go to a clean and busy station to get the freshest, cleanest gas. I would steer clear of a Mom and Pop gas station as well, no matter what brand. I go to a large clean Shell station near an interstate and if the trucks are filling the tanks at any gas station always keep driving as any underground tanks have sediment sometimes very microscopic that gets stirred up that can still pass through or around the filters and into your tank. Pump whatever gas you want I'm going with a trusted friends advice who sees first hand and an ASI Certified mechanics advice as well.

 

For your elderly parents I get using the car "port-a-potty", but you can't take an exit off the highway and find a bush down a separate road for yourself? 😂

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48 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

Ever heard of the saying "you get what you pay for"? It always holds true. No, it's not because they buy in bulk either.

Did you miss the part where a trusted family friend of mine has owned gas stations for over 30 years (not Shell or Chevron either) and has his own trucks running fuel from huge distribution tanks at a fuel refinery? And that he said the Shell and Chevron highest level of Top Tier is the cleanest burning, best blend and to stay clear of Costco as well as other lower level Top Tier gas? You know there are different levels of "Top Tier" gas right?

That's enough claim and education for me knowing he sees first hand and talks to the refinery personnel who know as well. 

I am going to have to say that your Family Friend is wrong and not understanding todays Certification spec on Top Tier Gas and how the Auto Industry recommends top tier detergent gas.

Per the AERA Engine Builders Association here is their document that covers all OEM auto companies in the US and Top Tier Gasoline Recommendations for Gasoline Engines.

http://www.engineprofessional.com/TB/TB042015-1.pdf

Per this page here is the ones that they state are Top Tier:

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