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Old 05-17-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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Shell V-Power

so what's exactly up with this "nitrogen-enriched" gasoline?
does this actually have any proven performance gains? i would reckon all it really does is marginally decrease the volume of gasoline you get due to the nitrogen gas boiling out (much like the CO2 in a coke) when it gets warmer.

anyone know anything about this?
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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its meant to clean the motor which doesnt really gain you power, it just frees up lost power.
kinda like seafoaming.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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its meant to clean the motor which doesnt really gain you power, it just frees up lost power.
kinda like seafoaming.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:39 PM   #4
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You know, the first thing I thought when they started promoting that "nitrogen-enriched" gasoline was, "they're putting NOS in their gas?!"

But then I guess it wouldn't be 93 octane, would it?
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:25 AM   #7
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You know, the first thing I thought when they started promoting that "nitrogen-enriched" gasoline was, "they're putting NOS in their gas?!"

But then I guess it wouldn't be 93 octane, would it?

something like that....
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:45 PM   #8
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It's long been known there is only one way to gain power by choice of the fuel you use. Here's how:
First: Run your tank until it's almost empty (fuel light comes on)
Second: Fill your tank with Shell V-power fuel
Third: Drive until you are down to half a tank
Fourth: Fill up with Chevron Techron gasoline
NOW YOU HAVE V-TEC!!!!!

Just alternate between Shell and Chevron each time you get down to half a tank and you will maintain V-TEC

Average gain is 50whp but gains have been as high as 600whp on some vehicles.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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It's long been known there is only one way to gain power by choice of the fuel you use. Here's how:
First: Run your tank until it's almost empty (fuel light comes on)
Second: Fill your tank with Shell V-power fuel
Third: Drive until you are down to half a tank
Fourth: Fill up with Chevron Techron gasoline
NOW YOU HAVE V-TEC!!!!!

Just alternate between Shell and Chevron each time you get down to half a tank and you will maintain V-TEC

Average gain is 50whp but gains have been as high as 600whp on some vehicles.
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:32 AM   #10
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Hum yea I saw that. Maybe i'll run a few gallons thru my vette and see what happens. She has 112k on her now.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:47 AM   #11
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its meant to clean the motor which doesnt really gain you power, it just frees up lost power.
kinda like seafoaming.
seafoam ftw

i love watching people's faces when they see all that smoke lol
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:08 PM   #12
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seafoam ftw

i love watching people's faces when they see all that smoke lol
it should be fun... i'm gonna seafoam the truck @ 150k for the first time
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it should be fun... i'm gonna seafoam the truck @ 150k for the first time
haha yeah i have about 183k on my truck so i do it about every 10-15K just for the hell of it lol
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:14 PM   #14
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Seafoam works great on my silverado. I use it before every 2nd oil change. Ill be burning 94 octane at mohawk whenever possible cause its the same price as 91 down the street from the shell lol
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I may be stupid but what is seafoaming
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I may be stupid but what is seafoaming
actually, i'm glad you asked... many people don't know & it's a great thing to do to your engine every once in a while - cleans out the carbon buildups & gunk.

first, you wanna go to the beach (atlantic preferably, but pacific will do) & collect about 3 gal of it. early evening is the best time, when it looks like this


then just pour some in your gas, some in your throttle body, & some in your oil - all getting about a gallon each. run it a while & your engine will gain about 100 extra hp.



























alright... enough horse s***

seafoam really is an engine cleaning chemical, but it comes in a can from any parts store



here's a great write-up of the process (which is actually just a detailed explanation of what i said earlier... well most of what i said )

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...-your-car.html
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It's long been known there is only one way to gain power by choice of the fuel you use. Here's how:
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Second: Fill your tank with Shell V-power fuel
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NOW YOU HAVE V-TEC!!!!!

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Average gain is 50whp but gains have been as high as 600whp on some vehicles.
hilarious!
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