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[*] posted on 12-15-2017 at 09:34 PM
Arco gas stations


Got two Arco stations that I have seen so for in beautiful downtown TJ.
Tijuaneros love the one on via rapida. It is so full it blocks traffic.

Any new Arco stations in margaritaville?
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 06:29 AM


its really funny what people like...its the same gas as pemex



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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 07:25 AM


Yeah, same gas, but the restrooms are near-spotless, a selling point for some travelers.

We stopped at the "BP" station towards the south end last week, cleanest gas station I've ever seen in baja.

And I want to think these new guys pumps are not on the cheater list, though I haven't done a precision volume/price check yet.
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 08:17 AM


I have had bad gas twice (back in the late 70s). BOTH times were after I got gas at Arco. Have NEVER used them since, and since then have never had a car stop from clogged fuel lines.
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 08:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaMama  
I have had bad gas twice (back in the late 70s). BOTH times were after I got gas at Arco. Have NEVER used them since, and since then have never had a car stop from clogged fuel lines.


You hold a grudge for a long time! :lol:

I suspect things have changed since the 1970s, perhaps? :?:
I like arco, pay cash and pay less! Who complains about paying less? :light:




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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 08:39 AM


Is arco any cheaper than pemex in tj? They usually have the cheapest diesel in az.
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 08:41 AM


same gas/diesel as Pemex...just different name

price was the same in Oct 2017




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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 10:31 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
its really funny what people like...its the same gas as pemex


well thats only part true....although it is pemex gasoline BP/ARCO uses a proprietary additive to allegedly burn cleaner just as the Chevron stations in mexico tout their excellent Techron additive.
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 10:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
its really funny what people like...its the same gas as pemex


well thats only part true....although it is pemex gasoline BP/ARCO uses a proprietary additive to allegedly burn cleaner just as the Chevron stations in mexico tout their excellent Techron additive.


The station operators have a standard biz MO of ripping you off by changing the pump calibration,... so do you really think station operators waste money buying the additives? You all are suckers! Station operators are scam artists, their business model is lieing and cheating.

[Edited on 12-16-2017 by mtgoat666]




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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 11:19 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
its really funny what people like...its the same gas as pemex


well thats only part true....although it is pemex gasoline BP/ARCO uses a proprietary additive to allegedly burn cleaner just as the Chevron stations in mexico tout their excellent Techron additive.


The station operators have a standard biz MO of ripping you off by changing the pump calibration,... so do you really think station operators waste money buying the additives? You all are suckers! Station operators are scam artists, their business model is lieing and cheating.

[Edited on 12-16-2017 by mtgoat666]


:lol:...you tell em hotrod!
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 11:42 AM


I have now seen 5 ARCOs in Baja. Yes, they have clean restrooms, but their prices are no different than anyone else's.

Same with the BPs, which I have seen seven so far. Again, no price difference.

(And probably same gas)




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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 12:05 PM


they never promised lower prices, their business model is to offer competitive price gasoline with xlnt convenience stores, clean facilities and honest pumps.....from what I see they're a hit with the locals! :yes:
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 01:46 PM


Perhaps they needed the ARCO in TJ, but in Tecate and Ensenada, both places have very little customers when I drive by their respective places.




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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 03:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by MulegeAL  
Yeah, same gas, but the restrooms are near-spotless, a selling point for some travelers.

We stopped at the "BP" station towards the south end last week, cleanest gas station I've ever seen in baja.

And I want to think these new guys pumps are not on the cheater list, though I haven't done a precision volume/price check yet.


Wait 'til the Paki's move in.
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 04:16 PM


Arco stations sell top tier fuel, gas and diesel, if that makes a difference to anyone.

The Top Tier designation is of a higher quality fuel than many of the independents. Shell and Chevron and some others qualify for this.

Freedom of choice is all of ours to decide. If I can buy diesel within a few cents of the non top tier stations, and I do, I will.

We are talking Baja here where the same may not apply.

Lets hope there is gas buddy app to help us with our choices in Baja. Being able to shop around when we are buying fuel is always worth it here in the states. Thanks to all here.
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 05:59 PM


"top tier" is a trade mark by automakers to assure their cars will pass smog requirements...that's it

using that gas wont make your car run better

marketing is amazing how it affects buying habits




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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 06:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by surfhat  
Arco stations sell top tier fuel, gas and diesel, if that makes a difference to anyone.

The Top Tier designation is of a higher quality fuel than many of the independents. Shell and Chevron and some others qualify for this.


:lol::lol:
Ya, sure you betcha! :lol::lol:

Top tier is hogwash!

Gasoline is gasoline. Don’t fall for the sales pitch BS!




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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 07:04 PM


has anyone ever seen bob and goat together? sure seems like the same azzhole, hmmmm.....:rolleyes:
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 07:07 PM
Top Tier Gas


A LONG time back (late '60s) on the beach, I had a friend who worked at the Chevron refinery in El Segundo.

Having heard the OLD story that it was their second-tier gas that they sold to the independents, I asked that question.

And he said that they pumped the same gas into those independent's tankers that they pumped into their own.

"Top Tier" sounds good, though.

On a "similar" note, another friend was once offering to get me hired working for Firestone and he remarked that they were currently working a lot of overtime.

Producing tires for Goodyear while THEY were on strike.

A reciprocal deal the two had for whichever was chosen as a strike target.
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[*] posted on 12-16-2017 at 11:08 PM


As a diesel user, I always thought sulfur was good for the engine, bad for the air.

Hence my 6.0 will burn anything. In fact the cleaner diesel is not what I want.

I like it dirty.

I'm thinking Arco and BP stations are getting their shipments from the same tanker as Pemex.

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