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Old 07-23-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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So while my mother was occasionally using my car while I was in florida, she filled it up with local regular Cenex gas...now it wasn't bad, but since I've been driving it, theres been this very obvious sluggishness. I just passed it off because its hot outside. So I was nearly on empty today so I decided to go to shell and try out V Power to see if there truly was any difference in feel, power, response, etc. O. M. F. G. Its like a 3000% difference! I don't know WHAT the deal is with our local gas station, but its gas makes the car just like goo up or something. It was taking 3/4 throttle to full just to get it moving respectably well. With this gas , you hit it about 1/2, downshift for power, RIGHT at the 2800RPM torque point, WOAH. its just like you can FEEL the power. Its also now idling smoother, not missing under accel, etc.

I can fully recommend Shell V-Power for ANY car. Plus all those detergents can't hurt anything either.
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Whenever I can't get my Sunoco 94 I always try to fill up at the Shell station down the street.
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Cenex typically has a higher level of Ethanol in all blends of their fuel as compared to 90% of other gas stations.
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Shell gas tends to be higher-tiered, if you can say that. When I had carbon problems with the Caddy they recommend going to Shell, Phillips 66, and BP. Probably one other brand which I forget but that was the list. They supposedly have better refining.
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I'll have to give Shell a try. I normally use a local generic gas station... I like to give the business to the local guy, but I don't think that he can compete with the quality of Shell and the other big-oil companies.
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gas is gas.
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gas is gas.
Agreed, I use Raceway, cheapo gas, never had a problem with it. I used the Shell V Power once since I was already in that side of town, no improvements what-so-ever, not worth the extra $.05 a gallon, anyway.
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Shell is one of a few that sell what is known as "Top Tier" gasoline. I've posted a couple of threads regarding it. It'* a standard set by some of the automakers, including GM and Toyota.
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gas is gas.
Normally I would think that, but this is a HUGE difference. Hard to know how exactly to explain it. I do think I am getting some nasty heatsoak as well so the higher octane really doesn't hurt in this situation. But Shell V-Power has over 5 times the detergents over normal premium fuel. Hell I'll take it for just that alone.
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Hmm I might give it a try... since Im alway susing shell gas anyways...
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