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Discussion in 'Technical' started by gururajanv, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    More than the company, its the pump from where you source the fuel is of far greater importance. I try to go to only Company owned Company operated pumps in Delhi, whether they are of BPCL,IOCL or HP.
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  2. bbllaazzee

    bbllaazzee Amatore

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    With Shell, you get consistent mileage, but with others the mileage varies based on the Brand and pump. If you feel your vehicle is running on steroids after a refill, then you can be sure the fuel is of good quality and this happens whenever I fill in Shell.

    I do not use Super or Premium fuel.
  3. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Shell fuel is as good as it can get for both diesel and petrol. However, the higher price of diesel negates any benefit derived from fueling at Shell.

    My previous car (Liva) and Palio runs perfectly fine and smooth with Shell petrol, however, somehow my bike gets more heated with the Shell petrol but runs best on IOCL petrol.

    As far as I am aware of Shell sources its fuel from MRPL Mangalore.
  4. pdydeva

    pdydeva Regolare

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    Based on the info, there doesn't seem to be a difference between Shell regular and Shell super. They both have additives that keep the total system clean and free from corrosion except that Shell super has some trade secret named "with fuel economy". However, I had no hiccups while using Shell regular for my 2 wheeler. Now, I'm sticking with an Indianoil pump (with no issues AFAIK) for both my car and motorcycle for want of Citibank turbo points and free fuel ::V

    Shell diesel has additives ("with Fuel economy" formula) and they don't sell regular diesel. So, Shell diesel is a big NO for MJD and other Indian Diesel cars as manufacturers advice to stay away from these premium Diesels.

    For Southern region, Shell sources fuel from MRPL and CPCL, Chennai (Source: A well informed employee who has been working with CPCL).
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  5. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    ...except, Shell Super being ~ ₹ 10 more expensive per liter :eek:. Tried it once and did not feel VFM. At ~ ₹ 400 more per tank, I do not see benefit for the extra money spent.

    Rajan
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  6. svvickky

    svvickky Amatore

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    There is surely lots of difference b/w shell and others.
    I use shell for both my two wheeler and punto.
    Even before my punto arrived, i felt the difference in my unicorn, Shell gives far better pickup and good mileage.
  7. Add a 1 ml/l of system G, you will feel similar difference with cheaper petrol from navrathna companies.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2013
  8. bsrej

    bsrej Amatore

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    But is it good to add such fuel additives ? And does it mean that Shell is also doing that ?
  9. livelyyoungman

    livelyyoungman Regolare

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    Shell petrol is definitely better. I used to tank up at Shell during my ownership of Santro. There was a time when I switched to the so called IOCs, BPs and HPs when Shell sold at prevailing market rates. Soon I realized that the engine became too noisy, drop in pickup and mileage as well. Reverted to Shell and rest was in peace till I sold it off.


    Even to this day most of my friends do tank up at Shell as their cars' are petrol driven.
  10. Similar if not the same, I have used system G for all my petrol cars

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