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Old 08-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #5506
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thanks for the advic steve. i cant hear it anymore ;)
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:56 AM   #5507
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:04 AM   #5508
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I'm curious, what are you guys paying for gas ??

I know most of you are in The States, and I know you guys keep complaining about rising gas prices.
Although I'm sure you are WELL within your rights to complain because the stuff keeps getting more expensive, I just thought I'd give you some perspective by sharing with you what I paid for regular gas yesterday. Granted, regular in Holland means 95 octane, not 91, but still...

I paid a record all time high (for me) of 1.879 Euro's for a liter (this was on the highway, not one of the discount places)

1 liter = 0.264 gallons, so I paid 7.117 Euro's or $ 8,95 p/gallon
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #5509
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Around here it's $4.00 + a gallon for regular, 89 octane at the cheap places. Thirty to forty cents more for 91 octane. There is a refinery across the bay that had a fire a couple of weeks ago and and that caused a forty cent jump in prices. Then there is the hurricane back east that is also making our prices go up. But wait, we have to use California specific gas and we don't use the stuff from back east but our prices jump anyway. I've heard that the tanker ships coming down from Alaska can't unload because THE REFINERY STORAGE TANKS ARE FULL UP and they go back either full or partially unloaded.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #5510
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Wow, you can even get 89 octane at the pump? That's horrible
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:04 AM   #5511
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I'm curious, what are you guys paying for gas ??...
1 liter = 0.264 gallons, so I paid 7.117 Euro's or $ 8,95 p/gallon
I have heard, but have not confirmed that the reason European prices are higher than US prices is that the European price includes a lot of tax charge, and that in the US we pay a similar amount of tax, but only part of it is collected through gasoline sales. Anybody here know whether this is true?

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Wow, you can even get 89 octane at the pump? That's horrible
USA/Europe octane ratings are figured differently:

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USA (PON) –> Europe (RON)

87 –> 91
89 –> 93
91 –> 95
93 –> 98
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #5512
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I have heard, but have not confirmed that the reason European prices are higher than US prices is that the European price includes a lot of tax charge, and that in the US we pay a similar amount of tax, but only part of it is collected through gasoline sales. Anybody here know whether this is true?



USA/Europe octane ratings are figured differently:
Yeah it's true, the amount of tax that is directly calculated into the volume price of gas here is ridiculous.

Wow, I never knew the octane rates were different. Isn't it a standardized unit of measure ?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #5513
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Wow, I never knew the octane rates were different. Isn't it a standardized unit of measure ?
Kinda, sorta. Scroll down to "Measurement Methods." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

The US uses "PON," which I see is listed on the above link as "AKI."

AKI? I've never heard of that before. Now, I am confused too.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #5514
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after putting 100 miles on my new valves ive notice a faint ticking sound coming from the head. i just rechecked the valves and they all look perfrct still. .004 and .005 still. any ideas?
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:11 PM   #5515
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Kinda, sorta. Scroll down to "Measurement Methods." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

The US uses "PON," which I see is listed on the above link as "AKI."

AKI? I've never heard of that before. Now, I am confused too.
Thanks, clears things up a little
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #5516
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$3.60 a gallon here in south texas.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #5517
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$3.60 a gallon here in south texas.
Wow !!

I pay 2,5 times what you pay for gas
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #5518
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1.4 euros for liter in Serbia... way too much...
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #5519
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we pay $4 for regular and 4.40 for super, which is 91 or 93 depending on where you go

I always say we get crap gas, but actually ts just unfiltered, or dirty in the tanks its stored.... compared to many other ca countries its decent stuff, having said this most if it comes from U.S refineries

we also have new ALBA gas stations that com from venezuela, they are good, too bad the cheap prices dont trickle down to us as its only cents cheaper per galon

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Old 09-01-2012, 01:35 PM   #5520
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$3.60 is too high. it was just $3.10 two weeks ago
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