: shell V power

11-09-07, 03:02 PM
I know that some of you use this gas. I have used it for years in all my cars. I am noticing a funny ping sound if im in a higher gear and hit the gas. Does anyone else have the same problem?


11-09-07, 03:10 PM

your maker
11-09-07, 03:12 PM
check your plugs first you might have a bad one

11-09-07, 03:45 PM
There should be plenty of octane in that gas for your car. I run it in my supercharged car and have zero knock or ping.

11-09-07, 04:58 PM

11-09-07, 05:53 PM
nope. All I run is shell.

11-09-07, 05:55 PM
Been running it the last couple of months, no problems. I switch back and forth between it and Chevron Super about every 5-7K miles.

11-09-07, 07:51 PM
I've been running it for about 8months and have had no problems at all.

11-09-07, 08:50 PM
maybe I will just bring it into the dealer and take my service advisor for a ride and let him hear it.

Me Wanna A V
11-09-07, 08:55 PM
I've been told by many dyno tuners that Shell is one of the worst as far as pinging (detonation) goes.

The top fuels are BP(Amoco) and Mobil(Exxon) as they can handle the most timing therefore making more power.

11-09-07, 09:03 PM
93 all the way, here ... cheapest 93 I can get, that is ... usually Costco. :hide:

11-09-07, 09:15 PM
No issues here...:thumbsup:

11-09-07, 10:22 PM
Shell V is all I use and no issues..........Damn.......we can only get 91 octane here in Phoenix........weird........but I use it.

11-09-07, 11:26 PM
I not tried any other. My was using V power also but with the price of gas, she has switched to the cheapo stuff.

Rich H
11-10-07, 02:38 PM
I use Shell V Power whenever I can get it - it's some of the best regarding additives for cleaning your fuel and intake system. But, of course, you can always get a bad batch from any service station based upon the cleaniness of their storage tanks and how often they change their pump filters.

I had a problem with pinging on hard acceleration a few months back. I used fuel injector cleaner for a tank fuel and that didn't help. I then changed the fuel filter and that almost completely eliminated the predetonation. It's possible I got some particulate in the fuel and it partially clogged the filter and was starving the engine of fuel at high RPM. I have ~28,000 miles and it was due for a new filter change anyway. I don't think octane content was an issue in my case.

11-11-07, 11:16 AM
11.3:1 here w/no issues whatsoever.

11-12-07, 07:54 AM
Shell gasoline is one of the Top Tier brands that provides increased additive levels over and above the minimums specfied by the Feds. It, however, does not provide increased octane which is what is needed to avoid detonation (ping). As Rich H said you could be the victim of bad or switched gasoline. I normally use 93 octane Shell (or some other Top Tier gasoline) in my V and I have never had a problem.

Regarding Flyboy's lament over not having higher than 91 octane gas in Phoenix, it should be noted that the level of octane in the gas needed to avoid detonation goes down with increasing altitude. Phoenix is at about 1200 ft. which is roughly four times the altitude of most eastern coastal areas where 93 octane is prevalent. When driving in higher altitude areas in the west, I have noticed that 93 octane gasoline is not normally available.

Kurlee Daddee
11-12-07, 08:55 AM
I use 76 gas only in my vehicles. I have tried all other gas brands available, including Shell and I have problems with detonation. Except for 76 gas. My $.02

11-12-07, 04:38 PM
Except for crappy gas at small stations, I've never had issues or benefits from one station to another. So, eh.

11-13-07, 01:33 PM
For those who might be interested, the following brands are Top Tier:

Quick Trip
Kwik Trip/Kwik Star

As I mentioned before, Top Tier brands provide higher levels and additional additives than that required by the Feds. The Top Tier classification is sponsored by GM, Honda, BMW, etc. Note that Exxon is not in the list, and I believe that Texaco gasoline no longer exists.

11-13-07, 01:38 PM
No matter the cost.. I use Shell V power... :sneaky: