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jay01_brown
04-16-2012, 04:51 AM
so i was at the barber shop on saturday and got into a discussion about gas and what type is best for our cars.
One guy who only drives bmw cars, says shells 91 out performs sunoco/petrocan's 94.
He went on to saying that these cars overall run better on shells fuel.... now i only put 94 petro canada in my e36, but was wondering if any of yall prefer shells 91 over pc 94...

richie_s999
04-16-2012, 06:38 AM
shell 91 has zero ethanol so I will use it over the 94, unless tuned for 94 its a waste imo

guy the the barber drive an M5?

NOTORIOUS VR
04-16-2012, 09:55 AM
it's all preference... the stock ECU is tuned for premium... so 91 minimum...

If you go w/ Shell 91 as said above there is no ethanol content so generally you might see better mileage (not always the case).

///M_AMAZIN
04-16-2012, 11:57 AM
^Shouldn't 89 be the minimum(premium)

dbworld4k
04-16-2012, 01:31 PM
Depends on the car. Most E36s save for the M3 run on 89. All E46s require 91 minimum. I prefer using jetfuel in mine. +32awhp. I find the Toronto Island airport generally gives me a better deal than those greedy bastards at Pearson.

BrianM
04-16-2012, 01:33 PM
1 more vote for Shell (untuned)

328IScreamer
04-16-2012, 01:44 PM
can you actually put jet fuel in a regular car that isn't tuned for it??

dbworld4k
04-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Yeah. All those videos on Youtube with cars spitting exhaust flames on overrun, that's how they do it.

FelixT
04-16-2012, 02:08 PM
I prefer shell over the others... just FEEL that my car runs better on Shell gas...

jay01_brown
04-16-2012, 02:23 PM
thanks for all the feedback
i may switch over....

jon.e
04-17-2012, 09:12 AM
I use shell 91. Used to only put 94 in it but i find I get better mileage out of the shelll gas. Also my cars not tuned for 94 so I don't see the benefit. I have an e36 328i.

1BADBMR
04-17-2012, 11:40 AM
I fill up @ Shell to get airmiles

bmwm5lover
04-17-2012, 11:56 AM
Shell 91

NOTORIOUS VR
04-17-2012, 12:50 PM
^Shouldn't 89 be the minimum(premium)

89 is mid-grade, and it seems every E36 is setup for 89 other then the M3's which require 91 minimum.

The E90 323i I has required 91 min. Most newer Euro cars are premium (91 octane) minimum.

///M_AMAZIN
04-17-2012, 01:17 PM
Hmmmm, I've been putting 89 all along on my E46; with the ocasional Vpower every now and then....

NOTORIOUS VR
04-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Hmmmm, I've been putting 89 all along on my E46; with the ocasional Vpower every now and then....

It says on the gas door what you 'should' be putting in if you don't know.

sproule905
04-17-2012, 04:06 PM
I thought was a serious reply until I ready our next one regarding the flames....

Depends on the car. Most E36s save for the M3 run on 89. All E46s require 91 minimum. I prefer using jetfuel in mine. +32awhp. I find the Toronto Island airport generally gives me a better deal than those greedy bastards at Pearson.

dbworld4k
04-17-2012, 04:16 PM
Hmmmm, I've been putting 89 all along on my E46; with the ocasional Vpower every now and then....
... I'm 99% sure they all require 91 octane.
I thought was a serious reply until I ready our next one regarding the flames....

I was being SRS... :huh?:

sproule905
04-17-2012, 04:42 PM
^ aye! Haha

chia
04-17-2012, 07:12 PM
I put 91 shell (and 91 Sunoco when I'm in the US)

Is Sunoco (US) and Petro-Canada (Canada) gas the same?

FYI - my Acura gets CEL sometimes when filled with petro canada regular.

c-bass
04-22-2012, 10:32 AM
I've been reading/hearing that Shell 91 is highly rated. Ultra 94 has ethanol now which on paper would give you less mpg.

The other day I filled up at Pioneer with their premium. Price wise it's great. We'll see how it will affect my mpg if any.

HavocSteve
04-22-2012, 11:32 AM
I use Ultramar 91. But I also only fill up on Thursdays which in turn is usually only around 1.32$ mark. I haven't paid over 1.35$ for premium since the new year :) Doesn't seem to bother when I was using shell or husky or any other brand.

Clarissa63
04-22-2012, 09:21 PM
http://www.heritems.info/avatar4.jpgcontent so generally you might see better mileage (not always the case).
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