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Old 11-08-2007, 12:09 PM   #91
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Fourth Shell V-Power segment complete in cycle two; 33.71 MPG over 379 miles.

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Old 11-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #92
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I did not see anyone say this in this thread, but Shell is the #1 Oil importer from the Middle East (almost 2X more then what Chevon imports) .... if that matters to anyone out there. Arco(BP) imports ZERO barrels of oil from the middle-east... if that matters to anyone out there.

Not sure on what Shell(V-power) , Chevron(Techron)... or any other gas station has to offer will definitly/definitively increase anyones mpg, absolutely. Ultimately, they are marketing/advertising changes = in hopes to bring more sales at the pump, thats all. Marketing gimiks.... maybe/probably... there might be a little bit of added something in there.. but does it really help/make a difference??!!!
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:31 AM   #93
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I did not see anyone say this in this thread, but Shell is the #1 Oil importer from the Middle East (almost 2X more then what Chevon imports) .... if that matters to anyone out there. Arco(BP) imports ZERO barrels of oil from the middle-east... if that matters to anyone out there.
Sources please.
Here's a couple of site to look at if you want to know where your oil is coming from.

Where the get it.

http://www.gravmag.com/oil.html
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... there might be a little bit of added something in there.. but does it really help/make a difference??!!!
Precisely what I'm trying to determine. (For my car, in my environment, with my driving style.)

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Old 11-14-2007, 09:26 AM   #95
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You should try to advance the ignition timing by a degree or three when you run on V-power. At least here in Sweden, it is rated higher (octane) and there should be a gain in FE from the better performing engine setting.

Our regular fuel is "diluted" with ethanol (5&#37 and since V-power (or premium) is not, some better FE is expected from that too.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:25 PM   #96
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super-stormtrooper,

it has been here(@ GS) that altho all gas is the same, shell and chevron have the highest quality additives. that said, i've tested all the stations in my area, concluding that shell gives my car the best FE.

exxon/mobile is boycotted by many here for their, let's say, shenanigans to be polite.

well, what is a consumer to do? @ least we're using less of it(gas/oil).

BTW, cool name/avatar. i love the star wars movies.

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i agree about the ethanol effect. very bad!
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:08 AM   #97
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Fifth and final V-Power tank complete; 31.93MPG over 360 miles. Refilled with Shell mid-grade.

Cumulative results:

Shell V-Power: 3400 miles and 100.074 gallons at 33.97 MPG.
Random Regular: 3310 miles and 98.543 gallons at 33.59 MPG.


Capsule summary, using five fills for each section (dates are dates of fills):

10/22 - 11/15 Shell V-Power: 1823 miles and 54.774 gallons at 33.28 MPG.
09/26 - 10/17 Random Regular: 1871 miles and 54.413 gallons at 34.39 MPG.
08/29 - 09/20 Shell Regular: 1687 miles and 49.69 gallons at 33.94 MPG.
08/06 - 08/27 Shell Mid-Grade: 1664 miles and 48.26 gallons at 34.48 MPG.
07/06 - 07/31 Shell V-Power: 1577 miles and 45.30 gallons at 34.81 MPG.
06/11 - 06/30 Random Regular: 1439 miles and 44.13 gallons at 32.61 MPG.


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First Shell mid-grade segment complete in cycle two; 32.50MPG over 358 miles.

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Second Shell mid-grade segment complete in cycle two; 33.40MPG over 369 miles.

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Third Shell mid-grade segment complete in cycle two; 33.55MPG over 390 miles.

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