new bp gas.

Joined
Jul 15, 2003
Messages
2,731
Location
MN
They have been running these commercials for over a year around here.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
4,065
Location
Chicago, IL
Shell has "V Power", BP has "Invigorate". its all marketing hype. all fuels have some detergents in them. with the exception of BP's ultimate, most suppliers share a common distribution network so the gas is the same: the "additives" are added by the distributor at the final distribution point. regarding the comment that "high detergency has less power" - it's more likely that you are using higher octance, which, all things being equal, higher octance has less BTU of power per gallon. (although it does allow you to run higher compression and more advanced timing - so you MAY get more power if your engine is capable....)
 

yeti

Thread starter
Joined
Oct 31, 2005
Messages
1,212
Location
windsor, ontario, canada.
tmorris -- the first commercial i saw was a couple of days ago. but i don't watch much tv,outside of sports and educational shows. too many inane/idiotic offerings.thank you for the replies -- but, has anyone heard anything about this gas ?
 
Joined
Aug 21, 2008
Messages
25,051
Location
ON, Canada eh?
 Originally Posted By: yeti
has anyone heard anything about the bp gas with "invigorate"? the website doesn't say much, other than it's a new type of detergent.
You haven't heard much because BP is in the process of finding new lawyers to check out the advertisements they are going to run because of the recent Castrol 57% better sludge protection fiasco. I'm sure they will find new liars I mean lawyers that have half a brain...
 
Joined
Sep 30, 2007
Messages
999
Location
CO
 Originally Posted By: rszappa1
Invigorate.... Did some one drop a Viagra pill in the tank....
Maybe the first gas to stiffen up the chasis too.
 
Joined
May 17, 2009
Messages
16,885
Location
N.H, U.S.A.
Shell's new detergeant (according to their pamphlet) is directed to DI fuel engines which are having valve deposit issues. The compound removes the reactive O and replaces them with N in the HC chain to increase detergent activity before the stuff is oxidised. A real improvement. I'm not a Shell fan, their gas has been horrid in my neck of the woods, but this stuff seems to work. I run 2 tanks or REGULAR then its back to minmal detergency fuel from PetroKing or Gulf.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 30, 2007
Messages
999
Location
CO
 Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Shell's new detergeant (according to their pamphlet) is directed to DI fuel engines which are having valve deposit issues. The compound removes the reactive O and replaces them with N in the HC chain to increase detergent activity before the stuff is oxidised. A real improvement. I'm not a Shell fan, their gas has been horrid in my neck of the woods, but this stuff seems to work. I run 2 tanks or REGULAR then its back to minmal detergency fuel from PetroKing or Gulf.
According to third party commentary Ive read the nitrogen also helps the adds survive the combustion process so they can exit the chamber cleaning as they work their way out the exhaust, including the valves, intake, etc. Nitrogen will obviously not oxidize.
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2002
Messages
622
Location
42.4N 85.7W
 Originally Posted By: Nederlander75
Nitrogen will obviously not oxidize.
Then were do the NOx compounds come from? Dave
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 10, 2009
Messages
8
Location
Kansas
I like the Shell, when using it after 3 or 4 days the truck idles so smooth that it hard to tell it is running. After 3 or 4 days of other brands I get the infamous 4 cylinder shake. The sad part is Shell is rapidly disappearing from this area. One of their major jobbers recently sued Shell and Shell lost, and all of the station that were operated by Sentis Group have switched to Phillips 66, which already had a zillion station here in this area. Go figure?
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
461
Location
millington tn.
I have 2 BP stations in my town that are 1 mile apart from the other,one station has a tanker that comes from a town about 12 miles away and the other station has a tanker that comes from the other county East of where I live.I doubt both of these fuels are identical
 
Joined
May 4, 2003
Messages
6,614
Location
southeast US
I know that this is off topic, but the Shell nitrogen thing is silly. It may be a great cleaner, but I would not market it as nitrogen. Duh, air contains 80% N2.
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
1,928
Location
Ohio,USA
 Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
I never see any BP station in So Cal, but there are some in No Cal in San Jose area.
That's because BP owns ARCO...
 
Top