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    Anyone use Costco gas station to fill up your vehicle, Grom

    Since gas is getting a little higher around here and I normally use Chevron gas or Union 76 gas and friends tell me that Costco gas is cheaper esp in Calif, I was wonder how good a gas is it compared to Union 76 or Chevron.

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    I use it in everything and haven't had a problem. It's "top tier" gas. I can usually get premium for almost the price of regular. Currently regular is 2.30 and premium is 2.79 at Costco by me.
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    I've used our local Thrifty (ARCO) station for decades. Currently $3.99 a gallon which is relatively cheap for Los Angeles. Riding a 145 mpg Grom makes me immune to high gas prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooter View Post
    I've used our local Thrifty (ARCO) station for decades. Currently $3.99 a gallon which is relatively cheap for Los Angeles. Riding a 145 mpg Grom makes me immune to high gas prices.
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    Dang, 145 mpg is off the charts! I only get 110 mpg, maybe 112 but no more.
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    I use WaWa cause they sell rec fuel down here. Its a little more but when you're buying a dollar or two at a time it doesn't really bother me. When i fueled up Friday before my track night it was $2.33 for regular and $2.84 for rec.

    But I was also thinking, these bikes were designed to run over in the Asian market where I'm guessing fuel isn't the same quality as we have here. I'm sure any gas at any reputable gas station will be plenty good enough for a grom, barring they don't have water in their tanks,

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    Costco is plenty good gas.

    As long as your build doesnt require premium you are fine.

    Now ... for builds that require premium (realistically you can only get away with it on a stock grom) you have to be away of the fact that we have TINY 1 gallon tanks. If you need higher octane fuels to avoid detonation with a high compression build... filling up at ANY single handle pump is likely going to net you less than premium. The hoses will hold anywhere from half a gallon up to 2 gallons depending on how long the hose is... you can pretty much bet the person before you got regular 87 octane... so for you to start getting actual premium out of the handle you will need to clear the line.

    This is pretty much why i only fill my grom out of my 5 gallon jug gas can, Ill fill it up here n there only after i have pumped 2-3 gallons into my truck, then I know im getting pure premium... not shit mixed with 87.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nd4spdbh View Post
    Costco is plenty good gas.

    As long as your build doesnt require premium you are fine.

    Now ... for builds that require premium (realistically you can only get away with it on a stock grom) you have to be away of the fact that we have TINY 1 gallon tanks. If you need higher octane fuels to avoid detonation with a high compression build... filling up at ANY single handle pump is likely going to net you less than premium. The hoses will hold anywhere from half a gallon up to 2 gallons depending on how long the hose is... you can pretty much bet the person before you got regular 87 octane... so for you to start getting actual premium out of the handle you will need to clear the line.

    This is pretty much why i only fill my grom out of my 5 gallon jug gas can, Ill fill it up here n there only after i have pumped 2-3 gallons into my truck, then I know im getting pure premium... not shit mixed with 87.
    Wow I never even thought about that...shit
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    I check which pump was last used for premium gas and that's the one I use.
    Quote Originally Posted by nd4spdbh View Post
    Costco is plenty good gas.

    As long as your build doesnt require premium you are fine.

    Now ... for builds that require premium (realistically you can only get away with it on a stock grom) you have to be away of the fact that we have TINY 1 gallon tanks. If you need higher octane fuels to avoid detonation with a high compression build... filling up at ANY single handle pump is likely going to net you less than premium. The hoses will hold anywhere from half a gallon up to 2 gallons depending on how long the hose is... you can pretty much bet the person before you got regular 87 octane... so for you to start getting actual premium out of the handle you will need to clear the line.

    This is pretty much why i only fill my grom out of my 5 gallon jug gas can, Ill fill it up here n there only after i have pumped 2-3 gallons into my truck, then I know im getting pure premium... not shit mixed with 87.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nd4spdbh View Post
    Costco is plenty good gas.

    As long as your build doesnt require premium you are fine.

    Now ... for builds that require premium (realistically you can only get away with it on a stock grom) you have to be away of the fact that we have TINY 1 gallon tanks. If you need higher octane fuels to avoid detonation with a high compression build... filling up at ANY single handle pump is likely going to net you less than premium. The hoses will hold anywhere from half a gallon up to 2 gallons depending on how long the hose is... you can pretty much bet the person before you got regular 87 octane... so for you to start getting actual premium out of the handle you will need to clear the line.

    This is pretty much why i only fill my grom out of my 5 gallon jug gas can, Ill fill it up here n there only after i have pumped 2-3 gallons into my truck, then I know im getting pure premium... not shit mixed with 87.

    That's the other perk of using Rec fuel. They always have a dedicated hose

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    Quote Originally Posted by nd4spdbh View Post
    Costco is plenty good gas.

    As long as your build doesnt require premium you are fine.

    Now ... for builds that require premium (realistically you can only get away with it on a stock grom) you have to be away of the fact that we have TINY 1 gallon tanks. If you need higher octane fuels to avoid detonation with a high compression build... filling up at ANY single handle pump is likely going to net you less than premium. The hoses will hold anywhere from half a gallon up to 2 gallons depending on how long the hose is... you can pretty much bet the person before you got regular 87 octane... so for you to start getting actual premium out of the handle you will need to clear the line.

    This is pretty much why i only fill my grom out of my 5 gallon jug gas can, Ill fill it up here n there only after i have pumped 2-3 gallons into my truck, then I know im getting pure premium... not shit mixed with 87.
    That's a really good point..... The hoses at the Costco by me are extra long too so you can pull up to whatever pump regardless of which side your gas cap is on.
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