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      11-13-2018, 08:42 AM   #1
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Shell v power vs other brands

So what do you guys think is it really better, do you notice any difference?
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      11-13-2018, 08:51 AM   #2
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Always run mine, the misus car and my bike on it. Never done back to back. Used to know someone at Shell and they're very particular about their blend.
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I didn't notice any differences but atleast in Canada it doesn't have any ethanol which I assume is a good thing.
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I am using V-Power (which in my country is only 98 Oct, whereas in other European countries - 100 Oct) on both my cars. I do recall a noticable difference between the standard Shell fuel and V-Power on my Audi a few years back. I wouldn't bet on it though. I am confident it cannot harm but only provides potential advantages for the engine and the performance of the vehicle so I use it exclusively. It is purely based on trust that Shell are giving me something more as I volunteer to pay more. Whether it is additives or just leaner fuel ...
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Normally fill up with 97 or 98 RON
Have been away for a few days in rural Herefordshire and forced to fill up from empty with regular unleaded. Very little difference in throttle response but a slight fall of around 3 MPG on a 160 mile return journey
It's horses for courses - you pay more and you get better MPG. And it's supposed to be better for the engine of course. I'm not convinced about the performance improvements - can't feel that much of a difference in my B58
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+1 for V-Power; been feeding it from the day one.

To compare: I get way better throttle response [engine really picks up] and overall mileage with V-Power then with Sunoco's Ultra

Now here's something interesting. I have two Shell gas stations near from where I live - the gas I get from one of them burns out way more faster than from the other .. :/
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I almost exclusively run Shell V-Power (that or Chevron Supreme). I'm pretty sure the V-Power is mainly about the additives/detergents that help prevent sludge and carbon buildup (much line Techron in Chevron gas). AFAIK, octane is octane and performance shouldn't vary much between equal ratings of different brands, but I could be wrong.
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I run Shell because I get the $0.10 a gallon off deal & its the closest to the house.

Also run with Costco, BP ($0.05 off) & Exxon. I don't use discount off brands because I don't know what kind of additive packages they have in them. I use 93 which is premium in NC.
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Don't be deceived by the Joe Romano commercial... Gas is the same don't matter the brand. Only Race Gas or other mixture similar is superior.🤣
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I run Shell because I get the $0.10 a gallon off deal & its the closest to the house.

Also run with Costco, BP & Exxon. I don't use discount off brands because I don't know what kind of additive packages they have in them. I use 93 which is premium in NC.
I got the 10 cents off as well with my Ralph's card. I also get 5.25% cash back but that's at any gas station.
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Don't be deceived by the Joe Romano commercial... Gas is the same don't matter the brand. Only Race Gas or other mixture similar is superior.🤣
Gasoline is a commodity. The additive packages the delivery driver dumps in the trailer is brand specific & not the same across the board.
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I only run Shell, or if I'm not near a Shell, BP. The car just seems to run smoother on V Power.

When I take the car in to the dealer and they fill it up, it's a noticeable difference until I refuel. Very small, but noticeable.
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Run either Chevron 94 or Shell V- mainly Chevron. No noticeable difference.
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Any Top Tier Gas @91 no ethanol. I usually use Chevron, Costco, Shell and sometimes Mobil. Depending what's most convenient.
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Mobil 93 for me.
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Shell ethanol free. Less separation when the car is sitting in the garage and slightly better mileage
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Shell ethanol free. Less separation when the car is sitting in the garage and slightly better mileage
Lmao..my gas don't last 1 week on the tank....need to refill
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Gasoline is a commodity. The additive packages the delivery driver dumps in the trailer is brand specific & not the same across the board.
+1. Exactly right. It doesn't become brand specific until the additives are dumped in.

I use either Costco or Shell. Out here, we are limited to 91 octane so that is what I use.
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Gasoline is a commodity. The additive packages the delivery driver dumps in the trailer is brand specific & not the same across the board.
+1. Exactly right. It doesn't become brand specific until the additives are dumped in.

I use either Costco or Shell. Out here, we are limited to 91 octane so that is what I use.
We only have 91 also. I thought higher octane also has better mpg so not sure why they don't have it here.
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I've never noticed a difference... not wasting that money! they're a good 50c higher than the Wawa next door...
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Have yet to fill up, mostly will go with the Shell V, station is right down the street.
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      11-14-2018, 06:58 PM   #22
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I run Costco gas most of the time. The only downside is that they make you buy 1000L at a time.

No but really, I haven't noticed any difference between Costco gas (Husky energy here in Canada) and Shell.
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