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Old 06-14-2013, 11:24 AM
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Dare I ask...Is there anyone here who doesn't put premium in their SRT? I've got a friend of friend who "claims" he puts regular grade in his WK srt8. No shot right? I don't really know him personally but I don't see how this can be true.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:35 AM
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I only use 93 octane shell or BP
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:59 AM
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Re: Fuel

He can put the lower octane fuel in. But, there is a good chance he'll be paying a lot more when his engine goes later. The lower octane is going to cause engine knock which can damage an engine.
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will it run? Yes. Will it blow using it here or there? No. Is it good for long term structural integrity and performance? No.
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Why would you buy an SRT if you're too cheap to put the good fuel in it?
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I only use Shell V-Power. I like feeding my truck like I would like to eat lol. You don't buy a 50-70k truck and fill it with lower grade fuel. Or go get a limited lol
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I only use Shell V-Power. I like feeding my truck like I would like to eat lol. You don't buy a 50-70k truck and fill it with lower grade fuel. Or go get a limited lol
Shell V-Power is a scam. 'With Nitrogen!' Nitrogen is a completely inert element, that doesn't react with anything. At best, it is a stabilizing agent that may slow combustion. Being as premium burns slower than regular gas (which is why you can run advanced timing with higher octane fuel), I wouldn't be at all surprised if Shell is somehow using nitrogen in their regular gas to make your engine think you're running premium. I wouldn't use Shell gas to start my fire pit
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Shell V-Power is a scam. 'With Nitrogen!' Nitrogen is a completely inert element, that doesn't react with anything. At best, it is a stabilizing agent that may slow combustion. Being as premium burns slower than regular gas (which is why you can run advanced timing with higher octane fuel), I wouldn't be at all surprised if Shell is somehow using nitrogen in their regular gas to make your engine think you're running premium. I wouldn't use Shell gas to start my fire pit

What do you fill up with?
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What do you fill up with?
I try to stay with Esso/Exxon for the most part. I also have a 3500 Ram, and get by far the best power & economy with their diesel. Chevron has worked well for me also.
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I try to stay with Esso/Exxon for the most part. I also have a 3500 Ram, and get by far the best power & economy with their diesel. Chevron has worked well for me also.
One other thing about Shells 'nitrogen'. Almost 80% of the air going into the engine is nitrogen, why would you need even more in the gasoline?
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One other thing about Shells 'nitrogen'. Almost 80% of the air going into the engine is nitrogen, why would you need even more in the gasoline?
The added nitrogen is bonded to the detergents in the gas and with this, it acts to protect the detergents from breaking down. Like how you said nitrogen is inert, this property applies to the detergent (somewhat) to make it last longer and able to remove engine deposits. The V-power gas is sold on the thought that the cleaner your engine internals, the more efficient it is and thus, the greater performance you can get out of it.
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