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    Default Shell's New Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines?

    What do you guys think about Shell's New Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines?

    Gimmick or Real?

    I might give it a try today if it is the same price as other gas in the area.

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    I think the claim is Built on Speculation. In other words BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesBrown View Post
    I think the claim is Built on Speculation. In other words BS.

    I agree, especially since nitrogen doesn't burn!

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    If nitrogen doesn't burn how do we get oxides of nitrogen in our exhaust?
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    Well dogfish there gettin' you to try it

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    Assuming all Shell gas is now Nitrogen enriched, I will eventually use it, because the Shell station near my house is often the cheapest by a cent or two.

    I will not use it however if this new gas causes people issues, so if you try it dogfish246, and have any problems, you should let us know.
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    HMmmmm, if my feeble memory serves me right, I believe the U.S. Navy used "Nitrogen" in the oleo struts of their carrier based A/C to preclude a catastrophic event (dieseling explosion in the strut on landing???). Generally speaking, anything explodable on a carrier deck is not well received (with the exception of selected ordance destined for some dusty, lonely, poverty stricken place). Your C-4 model has often been described as having a "cockpit" like ambiance and that is a more accurate representation than many folks may realize.

    That issue aside, I am not a chemical or fuels kinda guy; but is it possible that the 'Nitrogen" being a rather inert and non-combustable material (gas) may be added to reduce toxic by-products (lead) in the exhaust becasue it may 'slow" the fuel ignition and flame front in the cylinder as well as legacy additives which have been used to reduce pre-ignition????

    Not an answer, just trying to figure out why "Nitrogen" would be an additive to gasoline. Which leads to the next issue just what will "Nitrogen" do to the Cats????? HMmmmmmmm, clearly, this calls for much more pondering and contributions from those much more knowledgeable than I, but I do like to ponder these issues late at night in front of the fireplace, with the nectar of the old country (single malt of course).

    Yes, I have a problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZumZum View Post
    Hmmm....may be "BS"..but their explanation sure sounds credible. Then again I've been using Shell for many years and will continue. Guess I'm biased

    ZumZum...Thanks for the link

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    SNAKE OIL !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ßill View Post
    If nitrogen doesn't burn how do we get oxides of nitrogen in our exhaust?
    Because it is a byproduct of the gasoline burning.
    I also think it may do what shell claims, but will probably hurt gas mileage.
    I think anything you put in the gas that doesn't burn will hurt mileage.

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    I drive alot of miles for work and filled up the truck today with
    shell. I will run 3 more tanks of shell only and let you guy's know if I change any in the gas mileage dept... Currently I get 20.5 to 21mpg.. no better no worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublefoxed View Post
    SNAKE OIL !
    Can you provide a link to the scientific data that you base this statement on.

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    Just my thought on the subject.

    Nitrogen is also used in fire suppression systems in aircraft applications. The empty area in the fuel tanks above the fuel is flooded with nitrogen to reduce the fire potential. Nitrogen is also used for fire suppression in inaccessible places like the wheelwells and under the cargo flooring of cargo aircraft.

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    Default Shell gas

    I have not tried it in my Vette yet but I have gone through at least 3 tank fulls in my 09 CTS..no change in performance or mileage....but like they said it is to clean rather than to enhance performance, etc...

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