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Old 12-12-2012, 09:18 PM
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Yeah, right, like I could get my wife to fill up my car for an 'experiment'.

Did you try this theory with a real wife?
Read my last line. I am not married, but I though maybe you married knew some tricks... Lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:29 AM
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1.6% difference. I doubt you can notice that much in real life
Never the less, this proves that all gas are not the same.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:54 AM
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Never the less, this proves that all gas are not the same.
1.6% is pretty slim, and slim enough to be considered within the variables of a control for such a test.

Regardless, it's not enough to cause a delay in starting such as the tip in issue.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:35 AM
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Never the less, this proves that all gas are not the same.
1.6% from the lowest grade of one to the highest grade of the other. It's even less than that when you compare their highest grades. 2% is well within the margin of error for attest like this one. Lots of other factors that can easily contribute to a variance like this one. (Temp argue outside, engine temp, fan, etc. there are a lot of variables in Dyno testing.

Only thing that separates gas is the additives they add o make your engine "cleaner" burn off deposits, or reduce CO2.
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Fifth Gear just did a test of gasolines. The results among all the name brands tested was negligible.
I'm no expert but that Fifth Gear test is based on Euro fuel blends and a fairly low performance motor, not sure you can take those results and equate them to our 5 series engines.
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I'm no expert but that Fifth Gear test is based on Euro fuel blends and a fairly low performance motor, not sure you can take those results and equate them to our 5 series engines.
It was done with a GTi, a turbocharged car making the same amount of power / liter as our car.
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Interesting. In Toronto, V-Power is advertised as containing no ethanol, so you can go out of your way to get it.
In Houston, ethanol in our gas is due to EPA mandates. I can drive 80 miles to my weekend place and get ethanol free gas, but in Houston it's E10 by law. Well, not law, but regulatory mandates.

This is not to say Shell is or isn't better gas. I used to use Shell 100% of the time, back when they had the Shell Mastercard that gave you a 5% rebate. When they dropped that, I got a PenFed card that gives 5% on *any* gas, and now I use Chevron most of the time.
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