total excellium really save money?

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  1. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    total excellium (fuel/petrol) really save money?

    over where i live, we have commercials about this fuel tat saves money.

    Is it true? i mean have any independent tests been carried out to verify the claims or is it all placibo?

    do any of you guys have these kind of fuels/claims in your area?

    Fuel - the stuff put in cars to make it go.

    Edit: fixed typo
     
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  2. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Fuel...? Are we talking about gas, natural gas...? This is sounding kind of spammy to me, just sayin'.
     
  3. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    I thought the title was just some weird typo translation error.

    But it's 'total excellium', a petrol.

    Premium gas basically.

    And no, it doesn't, unless you need it for a f1 car.
     
  4. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    Scooter: yes petrol. Just now, after YEARS of using the word have i realized that the way its spelt (fuel) and and the way its said is rather odd. spelt as 'foo-el', but pronounced as 'fee-ewwwl'.... SIGH....

    Pooman.. i mean scatman ( I JOKE I JOKE!!!!!).yeah that bit bugs me like crazy. people just flood to the gas station to fill up on this and then say their car is faster and they can 'feel' the performance....SIGH....
     

  5. ground_zero298

    ground_zero298 Master Guru

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    General opinion in the performance forums is shell V-power is better. Depending on you car, you can get more hp from it using a better grade of gas.

    I know some of the subaru guys posted anywhere from 15-21hp difference between regular shell and v-power at the wheels on the dyno.
     
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    I know some cars engines dont like cheap gas. you have to use premium and if you dont the car runs like crap.
     
  7. Passion Fruit

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    The differences are subtle between standard Unleaded petrol and brands of "super" Unleaded.

    The main difference is the octane. Higher octane doesn't give you a HP boost, it reduces the chance that the fuel will detonate prematurely, giving you a cleaner more efficient burn and thus increasing MPG. It can make engines more efficient, which is probably where the difference in HP comes from. It also includes added cleaners that lower octane fuels don't have. With those engines that respond better to super Unleaded, you will notice the difference.

    Some engines can also be sluggish in comparison. A lot of bikers notice this when they switch between the two.

    Some engines don't benefit from higher octane fuels though.
     
  8. scoter man1

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    Pretty much this. If your car doesn't "require" it, I wouldn't put it in. It's probably not tuned to use it to it's full potential. Most cars that use it are high compression engines, forced induction, or some other odd reason. I know when I had a Honda Prelude, it requests premium fuel, and I gave it premium just because I didn't want to find out what happened if I did. Probably would've been fine though.
     
  9. Clawedge

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    alright, thanks guys, so as long as the engine knows how to use it, its all good.

    I like learning new stuff. YAY!
     
  10. elkosith

    elkosith Maha Guru

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    Just read the spec of your vehicle and find out its compression ratio
    If it's lower than 10 then 88 octane fuel is fine
    If it's between 10-11 then it needs 95 octane (like Shell Super)
    if it's more than 11 then it needs 98 octane (like Shell V-Power)
    (don't ask for source, my friend who owns a motorcycle racing team told me)

    It's to prevent premature combustion that will damage the engine
     

  11. Clawedge

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    noted with thanks :)
     
  12. squarestar

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    that's total marketing bull****...imo
     

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