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    Does anyone know, or have bought VP fuel in Corona off the 15 frwy at Magnolia? Is it a drive up pump, or barrell only? Thanks guys.
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    It is a drive up pump but i think you have to pay inside. The name of the place is Downs oil give them a call.
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    Thanks. I'll do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nascar97 View Post
    It is a drive up pump but i think you have to pay inside. The name of the place is Downs oil give them a call.
    How much is it a gallon?
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    They will also have all types inside the store. 5 gal buckets or 55 gallon drums of most types. I buy mine from Downs Oil in Temecula. RR
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXJETT View Post
    How much is it a gallon?
    and what octane is it?
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    C-12 IS 108 motor octane. C-14 is 114 motor octane. I use C-12 in both the boat and the car, and is is sufficiant for most engines up to 15-1 compression with limited rpm(around 7,000 max), and no squeeze. They make fuel all the way up to nitromethane in the drum. C-12 is about $9.50/gal(my price). Your price may vary. I'll be burning it this weekend at LL. Hope that helps. RR
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    Screw VP. I just got a 55 gallon drum of c-16 that has a bunch of water in it. I will never run that crap again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    Screw VP. I just got a 55 gallon drum of c-16 that has a bunch of water in it. I will never run that crap again.
    We tried a different brand last year that was cheaper for a customer. It cost me the guys engine. It had some kind of additive in it that looked like anti-sieze that was coated all over inside(Intake runners, Valves, Piston Tops etc). There was so much of it in the fuel that it was reducing the quench area on top of the Piston to zero!!! I had to take the engine apart and clean everything for HOURS to get the crap off after we dynoed it and it started acting weird. It went back together after 'cleaning' without remachining it, but cost a lot of time and effort(free, of course). The fuel was tried by my customer because it supposedly made more power. I'll stick with VP. You should take it back to the vendor Chris. If they tell you to pound sand, call VP. They will probably make it right. RR
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    Screw VP. I just got a 55 gallon drum of c-16 that has a bunch of water in it. I will never run that crap again.
    I quit using VP last year and started using F & L FUELS Riverside SP3 which is 113 octane, boat runs better,cleaner,and made a big difference i thought but no difference in price and they deliver
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    We tried a different brand last year that was cheaper for a customer. It cost me the guys engine. It had some kind of additive in it that looked like anti-sieze that was coated all over inside(Intake runners, Valves, Piston Tops etc). There was so much of it in the fuel that it was reducing the quench area on top of the Piston to zero!!! I had to take the engine apart and clean everything for HOURS to get the crap off after we dynoed it and it started acting weird. It went back together after 'cleaning' without remachining it, but cost a lot of time and effort(free, of course). The fuel was tried by my customer because it supposedly made more power. I'll stick with VP. You should take it back to the vendor Chris. If they tell you to pound sand, call VP. They will probably make it right. RR

    Ive always had good luck with Vp for the most part, had some water in my fuel last year but I cant point my finger at anyone, it could have come from a few different places, this time its clearly in the brand new drum I got. Its unacceptable, I pay way too much for that stuff for it to have water in it.


    What fuel did you have problems with? Ive got a good hook up with F&L and Torco. I dynoed with c-16 and Torco and it was great, never ran F&L but the specs show that its real close to c-16, its just a little lighter. its a refined fuel unlike VP which I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    C-12 IS 108 motor octane. C-14 is 114 motor octane. I use C-12 in both the boat and the car, and is is sufficiant for most engines up to 15-1 compression with limited rpm(around 7,000 max), and no squeeze. They make fuel all the way up to nitromethane in the drum. C-12 is about $9.50/gal(my price). Your price may vary. I'll be burning it this weekend at LL. Hope that helps. RR
    you're paying too much for a reciepe blended fuel.

    Torco 110 retails for $8.20/gallon in a drum ... and note I said retails for that much. Not to mention that it's an end blend ... which means it's refined to that octane, not blended at the rail spur as they demerge it from a rail car 33,000 galons at a time.

    Our fuel's octane numbers are corrected numbers or "pump octane" (r+m/2) so you know you are getting the octane you are buying (110, 112, 114, 118, etc.) instead of a clever marketing part number (like C-12 ... when it's a 108.5 octane or SP1/SP2 where it's also a 108 octane) ...

    I haven't been here to push you guys on our fuel because I've know we're usually a bit more expensive ... but if you're paying that much ... I can definately save you some money while giving you a more premimum race fuel.

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    For those who who asked the price and octane at Downs pump is, $6.12 gal. for 110 octane. If they sell 5/55 gallon drums there, I might just have to go with the 55 gallon and save the trip and hassell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by So.Bay*310* View Post
    For those who who asked the price and octane at Downs pump is, $6.12 gal. for 110 octane. If they sell 5/55 gallon drums there, I might just have to go with the 55 gallon and save the trip and hassell.
    If you buy the 55 gallon drum, mix your ratio w/ pump gas (91) / 110 octane (50/50 ratio) Your motor doesn't need 110 octane, plus you will save a ton of cash. Just a thought, have fun.
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