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Old 03-13-2009, 12:42 AM   #1
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Shell Gasoline

I been seeing commercials about how Shell gasoline cleans engines and burns better than other gases and is good for your engine, is this true ?

This sounds like an interesting topic
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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I believe it is everytime I put Shell in my car the MPG goes up and the car responds more, it just costs soooooo damn much!!
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:45 AM   #3
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I didn't have the same results with the Shell gas in my town
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:46 AM   #4
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hmm me neither but not that got nitrgen in it i dunno ill try it out
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:47 AM   #5
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I don't even know where their is a shell station in Phila./NJ.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
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http://www.examiner.com/x-4824-Tampa...iched-gasoline
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:51 AM   #7
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I think I might try it for a month
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:51 AM   #8
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looks like ima try it out good article didnt read whole thing though no patients
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6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:54 AM   #9
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there is one one mile down from my house muscle master lol
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:59 AM   #10
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There is one 5 miles away from my dad's house in jersey, I will be filling up tomorrow and gonna take it slow

I will post the results later, goodnight
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:00 AM   #11
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:00 AM   #12
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I use Shell all the time unless I need gas now and there is not one around. My car(s) seemed to run better on it, as far a smoothness feel when on the throttle and even mpg. Really noticed it when I had my Lincoln LS8, ran on Shell for a long time, tried some cheap station one day, car felt different/ran diff and mpg sucked. It did run decent when I put exxon in it once but I stuck with shell. The Balt seems to like shell, but I have not really put anything else in it besides one trip to NY and used Mobil to fill before leaving.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:08 PM   #13
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Its all advertisement. does shell clean your engine when you run it? absolutely... along with most every other gasoline out there. every top tier rated company uses detergent addatives in fuel to help reduce carbon buildup. a clean engine has better flow, resulting in a more complete burn of fuel. hence burning cleaner. so in the shell commercials what they claim is absolutely true. thing is almost everybody else does it too so it wont make a difference.

On another note though, Shell is advertising their new Nitrogen Enriched gasoline. Nitrogen Enriched is referring to their new detergent molecule. in a traditional detergent molecule you have a pure organic based molecule (consisting primarily of carbon chains saturates with hydrogen atoms). this is ideal because gasoline, the cause of the buildup, is also organic based. simple chemistry will tell you like disolves like, meaning ideally you want a organic molecule to disolve, or clean, the organic buildup. the problem with these types of detergents is that they, like gasoline, combust in the power producing cycle of the motor. that means there is no detergent left to clean when the exhast valves open. Nitrogen Enriched uses a Nitrogen molecule attatched to the carbon chain, making the detergent molecule more stable. a stable molecule is less likely to change, that is decompose into a non-detergent form. that means that less of the detergent combusts and allows for greater cleaning of post power stroke components. this is particularly useful for cleaning exhast valves, piston surface, and their main goal, DI injectors. But with the good come the bad. these unburned detergents will then get ran through your catalytic converter, making it work overtime. Hydrocarbons are a red flag in emissions because they have adverse effects on health. these detergents are a form of hydrocarbons, or basically anything that didnt decompose in combustion. its up to your catalytic converter to deal with this extra volume. Also, since the detergent is designed to not combust your actually running a leaner mixture of AFR (air Fuel Ratio) through your engine. this isnt such a big deal for stock engines since they normally run rich anyways, but will become previlent in motors with a custom tune.

So basically, if your getting a V6 camaro to just enjoy then Shell has a winner on their hands. But if your aiming at getting a hotrod V8, then your probably better off shopping for gasoline somewhere else
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:06 PM   #14
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Our cars run like shnit with it
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