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Old 03-28-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
 
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Ok, another interesting thread. I was assigned in February a paper in Academic writing about advertisements. Obviously I chose something dealing with Ferrari I used the Shell V-Power commercial with the F1 cars in it. My point from the advertisment was the fact that if Shell is good enough for Ferrari it must be the best gas. Well obviously my class who are a group of college students (majority don't care about there cars) disagreed with this statement, and said that all gas is the same and it runs the car, and they get the cheapest. I agree all gas works, but isn't the greatest for your engine. In Detroit, near my school, there are no name gas stations that when a major gas station such as Shell or BP in the area are selling gas for $3.35 a US gallon, they are selling it for $3.00 a US gallon....I would never buy that....

I was wondering since the majority of the members on this site are Ferrari owners, do you just go and get the cheapest gas or do you go to a certain gas station chain?

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I personally when I owned the Firebird would only go to BP. Now with the Cobalt I have been going to Speedway gas stations, and today I went to Shell It was in a not so good part of the outskirts of Detroit though. I do not go for the cheapest gas because if its Joes gasoline or something like that, I know they have to pass testing but I don't trust them at $0.30 cents below everywhere else.

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All gasoline comes from crude oil which is pumped out of the same planet. The difference is in the refining and the additives. Shell does make a fine product and I think they truly believe they are offering you the best. With my new ship I will actually be drilling oil wells for Shell so I encourage everyone to seek out and purchase Shell products.

Having said that, I personally don't go out of my way to buy gas at a particular station. I don't even have a Shell station anywhere near where I live. (It's all Canadian gas). I pull into the nearest station that is on my way and buy my gas there. I don't worry too much about price difference. I figure if I'm buying 20 gallons and the price difference is $0.03 than I'm only saving $0.60. Two quarters and a dime. Not really worth it for me to go out of my way. For the truck and the Jeep I just put in regular gas. For the Ferrari I put in premium but I am not too concerned about the brand. The way I figure it any fuel I put in it is better than what was available when the car was new.

BTW Chris - If I can score any Shell paraphernalia at work, stickers or patches, I'll send you some.


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Dear Comrade Chrishawk,

I use Shell V-Power and the cost is circa one pound and twenty pence per litre. It is said that it makes the engine run cleaner. The 512TR engine was very recently taken to pieces and the technician remarked on just how clean the inside of it was - combustion chambers and tops of pistons etc. I am presuming that using Shell V-Power has attributed to this. Our good comrade Boxer is to post images.

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BTW Chris - If I can score any Shell paraphernalia at work, stickers or patches, I'll send you some.
Thank you I'll keep buying shell

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I always used Shell V-Power in my 328, but only because the nearest gas station to me is a Shell station and they always have merchandise promotions on V-Power, over the past couple of years I have picked up a lot of Ferrari merchandise for my son.

I just use regular Shell diesel in the mercedes.


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I use methane that comes out of my own ass. I have no car


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I use methane that comes out of my own ass. I have no car
Do you use that to power your cycle?

Basosz, I thought you had a FIAT 500?

I tend to use Shell or Esso, usually prefer Shell (I have no idea why). I remember seeing 5 Star petrol many years ago, I think it was 100 Octane (leaded).

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not that I have a motor powered vehicle at the moment, but PETROBRAS all the way!

I hope we move from sponsoring Williams to Ferrari soon and kick Shell out of there!

Pete, nothing personal, just business, you know! hehehehehe


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Do you use that to power your cycle?

Basosz, I thought you had a FIAT 500?
My dad has a 500.

I use the methane as an afterburner on my bike. Not very pleasant for the people behind me but I don't care.


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My dad has a 500.

I use the methane as an afterburner on my bike. Not very pleasant for the people behind me but I don't care.


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I drive around 60k miles annually. I have a shell credit card that offers me 5% back on shell products. Guess which vendor I use. With wifey putting fuel in her Yukon and me in my Audi it comes to around $65 per month. They directly credit my bill. Not bad. I'd recommend it to anyone.


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I drive around 60k miles annually. I have a shell credit card that offers me 5% back on shell products. Guess which vendor I use. With wifey putting fuel in her Yukon and me in my Audi it comes to around $65 per month. They directly credit my bill. Not bad. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Thats a lot of miles. And a very good idea

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I use the methane as an afterburner on my bike. Not very pleasant for the people behind me but I don't care.
Cool!

It must be difficult to light a match at that speed. Do you have some form of electronic ignition system?
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Cool!

It must be difficult to light a match at that speed. Do you have some form of electronic ignition system?
Yeah I have one of those electronic lighter thingies that you depress and then ZAP !

Kind of a bummer when the gas doesn't light... I get a big fat electric shock in my ass. Hurts like hell


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Here's a video of Basosz testing out his afterburner:
http://www.jokeroo.com/funnyvideos/ass_on_fire.html


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Here's a video of Basosz testing out his afterburner:
http://www.jokeroo.com/funnyvideos/ass_on_fire.html
HAHAHAA

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The guy holding the lighter is Pete. Obviously he's not too bright cause he didn't jump away fast enough. Also... very awkward moment when he tried to touch my ass. I really felt the R.A.P.E in action


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Gas is a really tricky thing. As almost always if you want to make a rational decision you have to figure out what you are looking for. If price is not an issue, then go for the best. And the best depends on which engine you have and what you do with it.

I think that you have to dig into the theory a bit nad then seek out where you can get it rather than try out different gas stations. For sure there's so much bulls**t about fuel additives from interests all the way from the oil companies to aftermarket ones. (Do the avereage driver/owner of a typical small European 80kW car from the eighties really do better with V-power? Extreme example but no. Is there a pill you can slip in your tank after refueling that will boost your engines power? No.)

Generally (all the gas sold) the fuel is "better" altogher in Europe than in the US. By better I am aiming at the octane as well as for example unwanted components in the gas. As for the later it is due to tighter regulations in Europe.

The statement that gas is gas is ofcourse right in some aspects it really depends on how deep you want to dig. The fuel that's sold as gas to the public is however very different in its blend and is also affecting the engines properties veeeeery much.


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Up in Canada I always go to Petro Canada they have good petrol (sorry Pete)

and I always use premium

I wish they sold shell V-Power in Canada..


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