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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Speaking of fuels, has anyone tried real gasoline, without ethanol, to see how our cars operate?
    we have both. performance is the same, regardless of octane rating (87,88,89) or alcohol content. plain gasoline (87 octane is all I find) is usually 20-30¢ more expensive than any octane with alcohol. that's due to our tax dollars at work, subsidizing ADM and all the corn farmers around me so that we can have worse gas mileage with alcohol.

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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    I use whatever station is on the right side of the road (easy in/easy out) don`t shop brand, don`t shop price.
    Car runs fine, mpg is reasonable at an avg of 21 with predominately suburban driving. I thought all was well.
    Read this thread, ran out to the garage. OMG ! there`s soot in my tailpipe ! I better change my ways and quick.
    Thanks for the heads-up !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman
    We have mid grade non ethanol available.
    I used to go to the Gate station on San Jose. Non-eth had it's own island!

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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    Yep...Gate has it. And I have a corporate Gate card. Hmmmm...

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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    Just wanted to put in an update ...

    I've been using no name gas for a little over a month now (4 fill ups). As suggested I chose one that was not only dirt cheap but also had a lot of traffic (always packed and busy) to ensure fresh gas. Using Regular 87 octane gasoline. My MPG is exactly the same as before, and I am driving the same (to and from work) each day. There are very minuscule differences in traffic depending but for the most part its been the same ride. I don't have any negative effects on the engine or performance from the cheap gas. I will update again once I go in for my next service and see if the mechanics notice anything.

    The one thing that won't go away is the soot in the exhaust pipe. It was there when I used top tier, it is there when I use cheap gas. I even bought a bottle of Techron and dropped that in but still leaves soot. I'm starting to think there is no way around this matter. I just bought a chrome cleaner spray and will wipe it down every now and then.
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    I refer you back to post #3...
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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    And concerning the soot; response 14.
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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    If you don't have soot on your exhaust pipes, I think I would get the car back to the dealer as soon as possible. In my life I have never owned or seen a car without soot on the exhaust outlet. Look at NASCAR and INDYCAR. All of those cars show black exhaust smoke that one would have to akin to the black we see on our cars. I agree with others, this is a natural by-product of petroleum burning.

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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    I owned an Altima 3.5 V6 before this car and I got very little soot buildup in my exhaust tips ... not sure why. I probably got less buildup in a year than I do in a week with the CTS. As long as its not a problem (everyone on the forum is saying its perfectly normal) I guess it doesn't really matter much.

    Do you guys know if its easier/better to wipe away the soot continuously (daily)? Like will the buildup be less or easier to clean? I've been doing it like once a week (for the weekend) but have noticed that it takes a pretty good scrubbing to get it clean again. I've been using Meguiar's Chrome Wheel Cleaner, works pretty decently, any others out there that you guys have good results with?

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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    I use the same meguiars liquid polish that I use to wax the body. It removes the soot too.

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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    I really can't understand this conversation. I could care less what the inside of my tailpipes look like. My goodness...they're exhaust pipes. As for the outside, mine remain naturally virgin
    and shiny. My wife uses the same fuel in her Audi, although she uses premium vs. my low test gas. The outside of her pipes are filthy.

    But why is this a discussion?

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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    I have a problem.. After a drive the tread on my tires are FILTHY. Any tips?
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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    I did an exhaustive search for you on the Forum to help you since you are a relative noob here with 25 posts. Here is the definitive answer: you have to burn that rubber off. Drive it like you stole it, drift around corners and from a stopped position you have to stomp on the accelerator hard, real hard.
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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    You mean like this?

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQlg7zEXaQg

    It was right before a tire change.
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    Re: Brand of Gas matter for our Cadillacs?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    I did an exhaustive search for you on the Forum to help you since you are a relative noob here with 25 posts. Here is the definitive answer: you have to burn that rubber off. Drive it like you stole it, drift around corners and from a stopped position you have to stomp on the accelerator hard, real hard.
    Nonsense! That doesn't work at all because as you burn rubber, the tires soften from the heat that's generated, which makes them stickier and thus they pick up more dirt. The only real solution is to construct a tire shower in your garage. I find that Tread and Shoulders works well, especially on flaky tires.
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