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post #16 of 27 Old 02-03-2010, 02:06 PM
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Shell 89 octane.



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shell v-power 93

mondays is the same price as plus so y not..it makes the engine run smoother ..no cheap watered down gas for me..



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post #18 of 27 Old 02-04-2010, 05:53 AM
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Regular for normal driving, Premium if I want more power.

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post #19 of 27 Old 02-10-2010, 07:08 PM
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I used Shell V-Power for 2000 miles in my 2010 Accord EX before switching back to Shell 87. I didn't notice any performance advantage with premium and my mileage actually seemed to be worse, so I switched back to the good ole factory-recommended 87 octane. The car didn't feel any different afterwards and my mileage hasn't suffered at all.

With my 2007 Accord V6, I could feel a distinct difference between regular and premium, which is why I always used premium in that car and also the reason I tried premium in this car in the first place. I was hoping for a performance boost in this car as well, but I didn't feel it. Maybe my butt-dyno isn't as refined as everyone else's

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post #20 of 27 Old 02-14-2010, 01:59 AM
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89 is nothing more than the tanker at the station mixing 87 and 93 together. ever look at a tanker closely you will see it has a spout for 87 and one for 93 but none for 89.

I just got my 00 accord v6 not to long ago so just one fill up on 93. so not much experience with accord but my Dakota the v8 runs smoother on 93 over 87. I think its more due to the refinery that makes the gas and matching it to your vehicle. I know my dakota runs the best on 76 gas than shell, exxon,bp and the rest. to bad I can only get 76 when I visit the in-laws in SC. It gives me the best MPG also.
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Shell, 87 octane, mostly. Throw in a fuel injector cleaner every two months, it couldn't hurt.


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if you guys didnt know 89 is better for i4 cause of vtec not good to run vtec on booboo 87 gas
Tell the Honda engineers that and watch them them laugh in your face. You read that in a comic book right?
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110 octane racing gas all of the time.

it makes the vtec scream harder at all times...







seriously though, all my 09 sees is a top tier 87. runs great, good mpg.

i don't like to piss money away

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The octane thing has been beat to death here. Higher octane in an engine designed for 87 does nothing. I have used premium and like it but it has nothing to do with higher octane, it only has to do with zero ethanol content. Where I live regular can have up to 10%, mid up to 5% and premium, zero % ethanol so in other words, many (not all) stations selling premium are selling pure gas. That's what'll give you some performance boost and higher mpg.

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Higher Octane "burns cleaner" under the assumption that ir burns "better". I use 89 Octane Shell Nitrogen Enriched in my 9th gen.

I also think its funny when people compare the cost difference. At $0.20 per gallon difference between 87 and 89 most cars are looking at $2.50~ for a FULL tank. With a $0.40 per gallon difference between 87 and 93 its $5.00 per tank. If you buy name brand cleaning products, paper towels, bath tissue, soda, or any other item that can be purchased by store brand then you should not be worried about a price difference.
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Currently running a tank of 87 after a tank of 89 to see if there is a difference. Haven't noticed a performance drop on my V6 so far.

Some stations use what is called Top Tier gas. It is gas with certain additives put in so it supposedly runs better than non Top Tier gas. Of course it could be a marketing gimmick, but I don't know anyone in the gas delivery industry to verify if it is the truth.



Costco, Shell, Exxon-Mobil, BP, and other big names are on the list along with some smaller brands.

If you use the GasBuddy site or app, it tells you when a station is selling Top Tier. Usually the pricing is pretty comparable to non Top Tier gas stations.

Unfortunately, our Costco doesn't have gas pumps, or I would buy gas there. We have a few BJs Wholesale clubs here, but they don't have Top Tier. I live in an area with a lot of Wawa convenience stores, and they don't have Top Tier either. Most of the gas around here comes from a wholesaler called Coraluzzo based out of New Jersey.
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