What is the BEST Fuel to Use in Your Car or Truck and WHY

Datum objavljivanja: 15. Lis 2019.
Ever wonder what grade gasoline should you use in your car (what octane)? Are you paying for premium gas when you can just use regular? Are you using regular and damaging your engine? This video will bust all of the myths and tell you the FACTS on what fuel you should use and why.
Many people throw money away and fill their car with the incorrect fuel every day. Running premium or midgrade in a car designed to run regular is a waste of money and has no HP or MPG benefits. You will not make more power or get better fuel economy running premium fuel if the car manufacturer tunes the car to use regular gas in most cases. I also see some people run regular gas in cars that need premium and the knock sensors have to adjust timing significantly to prevent damaging engine knock. I also hear a lot of people say that premium gasoline has more energy or burns cooler or slower so I will put a rest to all of these "myths" with facts.
More info on fuels and additives: www.shell.us/motorist/shell-fuels/shell-v-power-nitro-plus-premium-gasoline.html
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  • I hope you guys like the animations and all the extras that went into this video! It took a while to do (you guys who follow me on Instagram know lol) but I think it is worth showing you examples instead of just taking my word for it! For those asking, here is where I got the fuel injector cleaner/tester: amzn.to/31kHwhk

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    • Thought your explanation was thorough, but, I didn't hear anything about 100% Gas? I generally use 100% gas in my generator, pressure washer, and lawn equipment. But I also use it in my vehicle's from time to time because of it cleaning property's! And it doesn't have ethanol, and it has a longer shelf life. Can store over winter without drying out and corrodeding in the fuel lines and carburetor. Cost $$ more so I don't use in my daily driver except every once in a while for the cleaning property's. Plus vehicle seems to run a little better when I do! Especially if I run 2 or 3 tank fulls in a row. But I use it exclusively on my small engine utility equipment!

    • Bro you helped me out good I just did the job

    • 2004 Mustang GT. What you think.? I put premium

    • @Veni Vidi Vici I use Costco gas 97 and get way better mileage and engine runs better than on on co-op 97 gas.

  • Start video say: does not effect fuel economy. But ? Showing your Vette filler area, say lower octane will effect power/economy. Watch what you say? Watch your video. I buy NO- ETHANOL 90 Octane, at a Indian Station, gets Canadian Gas. U.S.- FEDERAL MANDATES 10%- ETHANOL! Also add MYSTERY OIL TO MY GAS! 2 1/2- gallons= 1-oz. RATIO. Lubricant upper valves/rings. Truck “97-Dakota (318), has 364k miles. Got it New. Back to you? Higher OCTANE = BETTER GAS MILEAGE/GALLON. Try it, to see.

  • What was that light blue car

  • Putting diesel in a gas engine will not hurt a gas engine

  • In Germany We have gasoline With 102 octane😬 is 93 really the highest you can get in the US?

  • So can I put half a tank of regular then the rest with premium, is that okay? Will it be a like a vodka Red Bull?

  • Thanks for great video. What happens if I fill up premium gas to economy car which required 87? Will injectors clean? or once in a while keep octane booser filled in?

  • What about 85 gas or flex fuel!?!?

  • Ethanol???

  • 2.909 wow mbn

  • bruh your gas is so cheap. up here in hawaii is like $3.57/gallon on 87 oct.

  • Ok that doesn’t look like a state registered license plate

  • 11:42 Hmm seems fishy. Does it actually say that? or is it just edited in post?

  • Excellent explanation greetings from Honduras 🇭🇳

  • 93 is premium for you? The cheapest for us is 95 and premium is 100 or extra.

  • Why is diesel so expensive? I live in Canada diesel is typically like 15 cents cheaper per liter.

    • Always more expensive here in the U.S. Significantly!

  • I have a VW Jetta with the r-design turbo engine in it. The fuel door and owner's manual says to run 87 octane or 91 Ron. So that's what I do I run the less expensive 87 octane in my car and it doesn't knock, ping or diesel.

  • What does a detonation sound like when driving?

  • I can smell gasoline in my nostrils watching this

  • Rental places use 87 on all vehicles

  • My grandma has been using regular 87 octane since 2002 on her 02 Corolla CE(Canada-built USDM) and never gave me or her any problem up to this day, she pays less than 20 bucks (here in Puerto Rico is by liters, not gallons sadly)

    • @Mulga Bill yeah I get your point, every type of measurement is different, some are even more precise than others

    • Why sadly? 99% of the world uses litres (including Australia where I live). It's time the USA went metric. Oh, and by the way, they use "US Gallons" which is 3.785 litres, as opposed to "Imperial Gallons" which is 4.546 litres - another possible confusion. While not really a big deal for the average motorist, I suppose, but it can be a big problem in aviation where aircraft have actually run out of fuel because of conversion errors. Imagine an aircraft requiring 500 US Gallons of fuel and you only put in 500 litres!! 😲😲

  • I have 3 Dodge Durangos with 2 Hemis 1 regular 8 cylinder all with over 140,000 & they all run great. Hemis run better with 89+ & the regular 8 cylinder I run with 87 and have a hard time getting her to kick. What do you recommend? Thank you for the informative video.

  • My car states regular, but its also turbo, would running premium once in awhile damage anything or would it be good to do to help keep everything clean?

  • That POS mustang is not a muscle car!!!

  • Would diesel work on sedan?

  • Well done, well made description video

  • You mean in the USA cause America is from Alaska all the way to Argentina. Here in Mexico we only have 2 and diesel.

  • So moral of the video is "READ THE MANUALS CAREFULLY GUYS"

  • lol the 93 octane is just 89-90 octane in the EU :DDD

  • I have a 2017 Hyundai Accent and the manual says to use unleaded fuel of 87 octane or higher. I have found running 91 octane premium produces the most power and least engine noise and vibration. When I have run 87 octane the car runs rough and has less power.

  • I learned something to day

  • Hhhhhhh

  • Hey fam, I recently bought an used Dodge Charger and I've put the premium gasoline since that time, the car even feels better than when In Used it the first times, now, what can happen if I put the premium gasoline and an Octane boost?

  • The correct answer would be Soapy Wooder.

  • so is shell the best place to put gas for a sports/muscle car?

  • ✍🏼so✍🏼pump✍🏼93✍🏼at✍🏼shell✍🏼

  • I use 87 octane in my cars and 91 octane with no ethanol in my small engines, Only!

  • In Europe is 95 and 98 if I'm not mistaken

  • Also a normal valve will have a gray pube on it under normal driving conditions.

  • Don’t know why I was recommended this video but damn I sat through the entire thing, great video bro! 👍🏼 I was also confused as to the number of different octanes, thought they were diff, turns out their the same thing! Thanks again man

  • If it's Ethanol Free, it doesn't matter. Fuel that has Ethanol should be 91 octane or higher. Ethanol destroys engines because of scale that forms during the burning process. Ethanol was a bad idea and the lies have come out 50 years later. I have had the best performance and fuel economy from Shell gas and the difference between < 91 and 91 or greater is very noticeable.

  • in new zealand there is only diesel and 91

  • Chris just seems like one cool ass dude to kick it with and learn some shit

  • This guy has zero clue

  • Dude, the Detonation & ignition Factors have raised my anxiety level to epic proportions 😧 Before this video my explosion hazard preparation mode only became an issue if some dummy dumb dumb was Pumping gas with one hand & smoking a cigarette in the other😵 tonight I'm online searching or a hot rod mountain bike or perhaps a souped up Flintstone Mobile😑 lol My nerves can't take it man, I'll never drive a car again...💃🏼

  • What about switching to propane?

  • Hi thanks for the video ... If I am not an heavy driver .. putting 91 in my sti is fine right?

  • If premium is recommended and there isn’t premium available should I put 87 or 89 or does it matter

  • Wow gas is cheap in New Jersey it's normally $3.20 a gallon for 87 in California

  • Chris is rich as fak

  • We know Gas Now!👻👻👻

  • No one will probably see this but I was just wondering if you can mix gas like if I had half a tank of 87 could I put a half tank 91

  • How about 88 fuel? Is that octane or ethanol? When is is safe to use?

  • Simple times $2.37 a gallon 😔

  • And where do you find E 85 fuel. I know some Chevy Suburbans use E 85 flex fuel, does it mean I can use 89 octane

  • I've tried 87 and 93 octane gas. Got a 2009 SRX and get almost 2 mpg more with 93 octane. Done that d for years. I don't go along with this.

  • Hey idk if ull see this but I have a 1988 Cherokee and I just added new parts to it cuz it had rust and hasn’t been driven that much in the past two years. What do you think would be the best to keep the engine healthy. The engine is fine just I want to make sure it stays like that

  • Wat about E15

  • Very well explained! My respect Mr. Chris

  • What about my SUV 🤔

  • Thanks for the presentation 👍😉😀

  • Nice work!

  • I just put plus lmao it’s not the best but not the worst 😂😅😂

  • Here in asia,we somehow got Ron 97.I dunno about fuel that much but I guess it's catered for high performance engines.

  • Please advise how to sell a used vehicle.

  • 0:20 *race game choose your car*

  • What about ethanol-free gas? Thats what I use in my 2018 camry. And I used in my 2016. But the motor oil started to smell like gasoline in the block and on the dipstick. Is it bad to use only ethanol-free gas?

    • Thank you Chris. I have been on google countless times and never got any answers. Much appreciated my friend👍

    • It is basically the same as fuel with 5% or 10% ethanol. You will notice a little lower MPGs and if your car sits for months it can hold water but the small amount of ethanol makes no significant difference in the fuel.

  • 9:30 looks so cool!!

  • Does the fuel matter if a truck has bigger tires and heavy tires rather then normal tires for the gas to last longer ?

  • in denmark we only got 3 octane 92 - 95 - 99 realy old cars can get low octane fuel at depots and its 85 octan, is the Usa car fleet realy that old that you use that low octan fuel ?

    • sorry did not see the clip to the end, you guys real need the metric system

  • The 93 I get more gas miles out of it then the reg

  • My ram recommends 89 but gas prices are spiking right now!!!

  • We mostly have 95 and 100 octane in Europe. You can also find 85 in some places if you don't have a lot of money that day...

  • My truck is a diesel and the jeep has a carb, that was 16 minutes I'll never get back.

  • 89 octane formercede

  • Good add on the E-85. Consider updating and talking about the Ethanol free fuel and the benefits it can provide. Ethanol free does have more energy (a little) since gas is more energy dense than ethanol; and it usually provides a small increase in MPGs. However, In my experience, the increased cost isn’t worth the increased MPG.

  • Loving the subaru forester

  • My owners manual says 87 or higher I use 91 just because it’s a direct injection turbo charged engine to avoid the carbon build up 2020 Santa Fe 2.0T

  • If that's true then why do you have more thumbs down then up

  • Most gastations have 87, 89, 91 and some 93

  • The intro look like a video game how the cars just switch up 🤣🤣🤣

  • Chrisfix I don't have a car but I am getting one just so I can put the proper gas . I learned more in these 16 minutes and 11 seconds than I have in the last month literally . Sir I do appreciate you devotion and dedication . This makes your video interesting to people that have no interest in gas or cars . 👍👍

  • I have a flex fuel F150 and use premium fuel . I also go with premium AmsOil because it’s the better decision for long engine life

  • My papaws car needs 87 gas

  • I had a 4 cylinder and a V8 and I tried all and found both ran best on plus 89. Right in between. Premium is good for sports cars, regular is good for lawnmowers. Go right in between can't go wrong. I still say diesel is by far the best fuel and engines.

  • Gas was cheap a year ago

  • I have an 07 Acura RL it requires premium but I just can’t bring myself to spend that much money on gas so I run midgrade has been fine so far. I should probably through premium in it every now then though I suppose

  • 87 octane is the cleanest. Catalytic Cracking method makes higher octane dirtier. In general terms. Using heavy molecules to create octane instead of the old way of using lead. The higher the octane, the more heavier molecules have been used to get there. Thus, carbon build up. If you can run 87, then do it. Your engine will thank you and not have as many drivability issues.

  • Man ,nice video but I tell you something without any arounds ,I am used always premium gas in my car and sometimes octane booster to keep the engine in good conditions the rest is history my friend ,the people used regular for cheap but them they pay more in mechanic .

  • Do you think you could talk about the 3 "e" Ratings (E-10, E-15, and E-85)

  • Lol

  • I use diesel in my gasoline car. Haven't had an issue yet.

  • the cheapest one is good for me

  • I got a 2014 charger 5.7 the manual recommends 87, and 89 but I’m putting longtube headers and a throttle body spacer with a tune does running 91 have any benefits to the performance?

  • what about 89?

  • tthink shell make this video a trash i stop watching when i hear that

  • I strictly use 93 V power for my v6 2007 infiniti g35x from shell, I don’t get gas nowhere else

  • i like that you still like comment even tho this video it a year old

  • If you have a flex fuel truck will it hurt it to use regular

  • Alon refinery in Big Spring Texas, doesn't offer 87 grade, only 86!!!???