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    diesel fuel

    Normally I use the regular shell diesel.. I have only used the shell v-power once. It just happened to be on my best tank .. Was it a coincidence , I have no idea but I have decided to try it again next fill up. Any other diesel owners find a difference in fuel mileage due to the type they use? I know the cetane rating is higher..

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    I decided that I would only use V-power - but am only on my first tank since burning off the 'free' tank from the dealer. I got a sense that my engine idled more quietly, but I can't back this perception up with any kind of emperical evidence.

    Ive read a fair bit about the V-Power Diesel, and it is the same diesel except an additive is injected into it at the pump. If you look carefully at the pump you may see a small white line, similar to an ice maker water line. I believe the additive sits inside the pump housing.

    I have no idea who replenishes the additive, or if the V-Power pump will continue to dispense if the additive reservoir is exhausted, but I'd like to know.

    There have been tests done on best diesel additive.

    Lubricity Additive Study Results - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums

    http://www.dieselpowermag.com/tech/f...t/viewall.html

    So saving me from the hassle of measuring and pouring I'm just going to use V-Power and collect a few more Air Miles. Surely the folks at Shell are smarter than I am when it comes to pouring stuff down my tank.
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    I have not really noticed much of a difference filling up at different locations.
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    I use Shell (non-VPower...I think) and Mobil and haven't noticed a real difference in MPG either. With that being said, how would I know if the Shell station I fill up at offers VPower Diesel? I always see VPower premium unleaded (marked clearly on the grade slection button), but never diesel; the grade slection button just says "Diesel" on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasticplant View Post
    I use Shell (non-VPower...I think) and Mobil and haven't noticed a real difference in MPG either. With that being said, how would I know if the Shell station I fill up at offers VPower Diesel? I always see VPower premium unleaded (marked clearly on the grade slection button), but never diesel; the grade slection button just says "Diesel" on it.
    My understanding is that V-Power diesel is Canada only. The pump has two hoses coming out - one diesel and the other V-Power diesel.

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    Yes , it's clearly labeled up here so maybe you don't have it south of the 49th

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    Ok, all filled up with the v-power. I need to get another good mpg tank to get average going back up. Last tank was wasted running around town when I should have been driving the Altima.


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    A station with clean fuel is 10x more important then who made the fuel to me. It's all pretty close stateside...

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    I like to go to busier stations after prime time . I tend to trust their fuel more


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    I fill up at a Mobil station near work. It tends to be less expensive that the stations around my home and being a more suburban area probably gets more diesel vehicles than a station near my house which is a more residential area. I asked about their diesel and the owner said they have a 3000 gallon tank for diesel and they have it filled every 3-4 days. I'd say that is pretty good turnover. When I was filling up yesterday there was a dump truck there filling up and he must have put in over 100 gallons on his own. This is probably nowhere near the turnover at a truck stop, but I know the fuel isn't sitting for long periods of time.

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