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When to fill up? What gas do you use?

I heard that it is bad to let any Nissan get down to the "red zone" on gas before fill up, in the Cube's case, lower than 3 bars, because the fuel pumps heat up too much when the gas tank is low on gas and can crack (cheap materials). Anyone know anything about this? What is the best time to fill up the tank to keep your Cube's engine running like new and the fuel system clean? Also, what gas do you guys use? I have been using Mobil only, and I have had my Cube for a month now.
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Re: When to fill up? What gas do you use?

Hmm I've never heard that. But I personally don't fill up until I drive around 30 miles after there are 0 bars left. And I have had no problems. So that's pretty much very empty. I have 19k miles and only use Shell regular.

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Re: When to fill up? What gas do you use?

I fill up at 2-3 bars left. I use Costco gas

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I have heard a lot of people using Shell over Mobil. Is it better? If so, I will make the switch. It is cheaper anyways, at least in my area. I always thought Mobil was better.
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I fill up at 2-3 bars left. I use Costco gas
3 bars is usually when I do it too.
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I have heard a lot of people using Shell over Mobil. Is it better? If so, I will make the switch. It is cheaper anyways, at least in my area. I always thought Mobil was better.
I think Shell is superior to all other gasolines. Chevron is a close second.

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I have heard a lot of people using Shell over Mobil. Is it better? If so, I will make the switch. It is cheaper anyways, at least in my area. I always thought Mobil was better.
I think Shell is superior to all other gasolines. Chevron is a close second.
Hmm. Good to know. I will make the switch. Heard people get better gas mileage with their gas too.
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Re: When to fill up? What gas do you use?

Probably best to burn out this tank then before I make the switch? I don't know much about these kind of things...
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Probably best to burn out this tank then before I make the switch? I don't know much about these kind of things...
Yeah you can if you want. But it won't hurt it.

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Will do that this week. Thanks!
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