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View Poll Results: BEST Unleaded Fuel: Shell, Petron or Caltex

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  • Shell

    39 31.97%
  • Petron

    42 34.43%
  • Caltex

    11 9.02%
  • Total

    4 3.28%
  • Sea Oil

    13 10.66%
  • Uni Oil

    9 7.38%
  • Others

    4 3.28%
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    #61
    I feel that everytime i use caltex, whether diesel or gasoline fuels, i have better response than other brands.

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    #62
    Quote Originally Posted by popparonnie View Post
    Aside from better/worse fuel consumption when you switch from one to the other...

    - Have you noticed any difference when your car is idling? Like when using brand x mas maingay kapag idling siya unlike when brand y was used...
    - Also, the smell of the exhaust fumes. Have you noticed if one is a bit 'smelly' compared to another?

    Got a car last December lang po. I first used Shell FuelSave (91RON), then switched to Petron Xtra Advanced (93RON). Considering a shift to 95RON but still undecided if I'd go for Shell or Petron (kaunti lang po ang Caltex in my place kaya I was down to choosing any of those two I mentioned).
    When my car released from the dealer last may, I used shell nitro plus till dec and the engine is noisy once in while when idling. Then switch to petron xcs, I only heard is the normal engine noise. Im not sure about knocking sound, cause I dont know what its sound like.

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    #63
    Quote Originally Posted by andsmv View Post
    When my car released from the dealer last may, I used shell nitro plus till dec and the engine is noisy once in while when idling. Then switch to petron xcs, I only heard is the normal engine noise. Im not sure about knocking sound, cause I dont know what its sound like.
    I see. Noted, sir.
    For now I tried XCS, filled my car full tank. Will make observations and decide later if I'd stay or switch to another.

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    #64
    Medyo ot lang baka may idea kayo hehe.

    Pansin ko kasi yung caltex dito sa may fairview bihira nagpapagas compared sa petron at shell. Tapos dalawang branch nila sarado na. So hindi maganda gas ng caltex?

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    #65
    Quote Originally Posted by luis_ View Post
    Medyo ot lang baka may idea kayo hehe.

    Pansin ko kasi yung caltex dito sa may fairview bihira nagpapagas compared sa petron at shell. Tapos dalawang branch nila sarado na. So hindi maganda gas ng caltex?
    Nope. Talaga lang mas mahina ang Caltex kaysa Petron and Shell.

    Petron is number 1 and has about 1/3 market share, Shell is a close number 2 with also about 1/3 market share. Caltex used to have about 20% market share but this has declined to about 12-15% today and is continuously declining.

    Reason for this is because Caltex is consolidating and focusing on improving profitability rather than expansion and reclaiming market share. If you would notice, Caltex is closing a lot of its stations - these are the ones that aren't very profitable (high lease, low volume, loss could be absorbed by a nearby Caltex). They have also closed their refinery in Batangas and are now purely importers. The sites that they retained, they gave a full visual refresh with new paint and signages. They're cutting on capex so you won't find new Caltex stations anymore. Heck, kahit nga empleyado di na nila binibilhan ng kotse. Opex budget nalang yun - here have an extra 30k per month, buy yourself a car and maintain it yourself.

    Why? Because they're preparing to sell. Within the next decade, Caltex will most likely fold to whoever's willing to buy them at a good price.

    But regardless of all this, their fuel is actually good.


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    #66
    Ma try nga yung caltex.

    Lahat bang gas nila may techron?

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    #67
    I'm a noobie driver pa lang. My car's (Mirage HB CVT) min. fuel requirement is 91RON so I'm using Shell's FuelSave since day 1. Dito sa LasPinas Moonwalk area, cheaper ang gas prices, like today ang FuelSave ng Shell is 34.90php/L lang, satisfied naman ako sa FC ng FuelSave ~ 14km/L to 16km/L max.

    But I wanted to try SeaOil's Extreme U (same 91RON) to see if "hihiyang" ang makina nito para in case mag increase nanaman ang gas prices eh hindi masakit sa bulsa since cheaper ang SeaOil at malapit din sa lugar ko.

    Can someone vouch for this fuel? ie: clean etc. And also, may 3bars pa ako ng Shell FuelSave, okay lang po ba na magpagas na ako sa SeaOil? Thank you.

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    #68
    Quote Originally Posted by famousa View Post
    I'm a noobie driver pa lang. My car's (Mirage HB CVT) min. fuel requirement is 91RON so I'm using Shell's FuelSave since day 1. Dito sa LasPinas Moonwalk area, cheaper ang gas prices, like today ang FuelSave ng Shell is 34.90php/L lang, satisfied naman ako sa FC ng FuelSave ~ 14km/L to 16km/L max.

    But I wanted to try SeaOil's Extreme U (same 91RON) to see if "hihiyang" ang makina nito para in case mag increase nanaman ang gas prices eh hindi masakit sa bulsa since cheaper ang SeaOil at malapit din sa lugar ko.

    Can someone vouch for this fuel? ie: clean etc. And also, may 3bars pa ako ng Shell FuelSave, okay lang po ba na magpagas na ako sa SeaOil? Thank you.
    Magkano ba ang difference ng Seaoil sa Shell diyan? Is it really worth it to shift for you, knowing na ok naman sa Shell?

    I can't vouch for Seaoil's quality. They're a local company so unlike Total or Caltex that are also importers but have stricter quality control standards, Seaoil's sources are a little more unknown. But I've tried them a couple of times, ok naman and no noticeable change in engine performance or economy.

    Ikaw bahala, if you wanna switch for the sake of trying something new. Pwede naman bumalik sa Shell uli. Also, yes it's okay even if you still have some fuel from your previous Shell fillup. If it's just 1/4 or less of your tank, then any performance/economy gains/losses can be attributed to the Seaoil fuel you'll be putting in.


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    #69
    *jut703 -- at least 1 peso and few cents difference per liter din. Thanks. I will try a full gas tank with SeaOil, let's see.

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    #70
    Filled up with Caltex Gold today. Mas listo ang engine sa tingin ko. Last full tank was with Petron XCS.

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