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

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    ChrisFixChrisFix

    duración: 16:11

    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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ChrisFix
ChrisFix

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: https://amzn.to/31kHwhk

Hace un mes
Trueflight Silverwing
Trueflight Silverwing

Was this filmed back in the 80's? I would kill for gas prices that low around here.

Hace 3 días
mystic jeremy
mystic jeremy

Dang wish vegas had 2.37 per gallon again

Hace 4 días
John Givens
John Givens

Themattinator 86 I’m sure that would damage the engine within a certain number of miles.

Hace 5 días
Themattinator 86
Themattinator 86

What would happen if you mix all of the octane's together, would that do anythinh?

Hace 5 días
Alonzo Santos
Alonzo Santos

Ricco kimbrough diesel is more expensive

Hace 5 días
moi toi
moi toi

I use super 98.

Hace 5 horas
Rob G
Rob G

I thought I was listening to ariel helwani...lol, but yeah chrisfix man, this dude has it all talking about automotives, hats off man... salute

Hace 5 horas
Miguel Marquina
Miguel Marquina

informative video, thanks for posting!

Hace 5 horas
William Rackley
William Rackley

I got 2.03 yesterday. San Antonio Tx

Hace 5 horas
EdmondEnterprises Group Inc.
EdmondEnterprises Group Inc.

Thanks for the information how about using hydrogen fuel.

Hace 6 horas
philiphied
philiphied

I feel like this is a big duuhh, but people are idiots.

Hace 6 horas
Steven Maksymiv
Steven Maksymiv

2.9 for v-power? Man what state is this ?

Hace 6 horas
David Ames
David Ames

i just checked my manuel and it said premium gas but then right under it it says use 87+ does that mean it really dosent matter? i have a tiny chevy cruise 2014. being a smaller car ive always assumed 87 was fine, but is it a good idea based on what i learned from this video to run premium 91 every once in a while to help keep it clean?

Hace 6 horas
Luciano Soemanta
Luciano Soemanta

Great video! Plse make one for diesel engines.

Hace 7 horas
vio dido
vio dido

This is actually a lie, better use an additive to clean your engine, and the knock, you have this problem only with high performance engines , this video is a b*****t

Hace 8 horas
Tighe
Tighe

I just spent 10 minutes for this dude to tell me "use the fuel your owner's manual says to use." smh.

Hace 8 horas
Brett Atencio RN
Brett Atencio RN

And the answer is .......... look it up in the owners manual, done! now you do not have to watch the video ;-)

Hace 10 horas
Tyler Savick
Tyler Savick

I've got a 1999 tahoe with over 200k miles. 350 engine. Should I run premium?

Hace 11 horas
Tou Lor
Tou Lor

What about this new "88" version that is available at some gas stations for a few cents cheaper than 87? Heard it on MPR that it's a state program thingy.

Hace 12 horas
Dr.Phil Bigone
Dr.Phil Bigone

I am now a super car genius

Hace 13 horas
billy fatbowe
billy fatbowe

The T_Bird you got your Mom still Looks Good.....👍🏻

Hace 13 horas
C.ShuWei
C.ShuWei

That's quality 🤤🤤🤤

Hace 13 horas
Jamie Perez
Jamie Perez

ChrisFix, what is the best clean injector cleaner (what brand), thanks for the video .answer my question pls.

Hace 14 horas
Cole Knowles
Cole Knowles

Montana actually has 85 octane. in places with a cold winter (or higher altitude?), you can get away with a lower Octane rating, or so the local legends say.

Hace 14 horas
Cole Knowles
Cole Knowles

the fact that people need to be told not to put diesel in their gas powered vehicles in 2019........simply astounds me. Humanity is doomed. the intelligent among us are only delaying and dragging out the inevitable.

Hace 14 horas
Joseph Braz
Joseph Braz

Great video. Any value in occasionally using fuel injector cleaner additives? If so, which do you recommend?

Hace 15 horas
Adam Williams
Adam Williams

What does your hummer run on

Hace 16 horas
Brendan Schroeder
Brendan Schroeder

How does regular gasoline with the common “10% ethanol added” effect a non-flex fuel car over a long period or short period of use?

Hace 17 horas
Jackson Deam
Jackson Deam

Happy diesel moment

Hace 18 horas
Chyrnobyl66
Chyrnobyl66

tldr: read yer manual

Hace 18 horas
David Orr
David Orr

Thanks, I 'Drifted' away from this site for a while. If you know what I mean for non interest.

Hace 19 horas
Jin Won Jang
Jin Won Jang

WTH, 2.37??? only? the cheapest one in my town,Los Angeles, is 3.69

Hace 19 horas
Jay Tucker
Jay Tucker

California state taxes and hidden excise taxes on fuel are awful. Plus Cali used to have 93 octane but the fools reduced it to 91.

Hace 14 horas
Dawson Styles
Dawson Styles

The Corvette is a muscle car to

Hace 19 horas
J. S.
J. S.

This video is too smart for me tbh.. I will have to watch it 3x and take notes to remember any of this. Lol

Hace 20 horas
Valentine Dmytrenko
Valentine Dmytrenko

Man, thx a lot. Your video was so informative. I've never known about the difference between Europe and USA formulas)

Hace 20 horas
Jerry Z
Jerry Z

WRONG, there is actually more energy in 87 than say 91 fuel because gasoline has more BTU (energy) than ethanol or other octane booster additives.

Hace 21 un hora
Eric Williard
Eric Williard

Have you ever tried NOS energy drink as fuel? It's better then the 93. lol

Hace 21 un hora
Kevin Pereira
Kevin Pereira

Free tip, Silver gas at Shell, and at most places is actually a blend of Gold and bronze, so you can get the free cleaning just by using silver. Otherwise they would need 3 different tankers, delivering, and 3 tanks underground, this way they only need 2 tanks, and 2 deliveries.

Hace 22 horas
Banaanipässi FIN
Banaanipässi FIN

87,89 and 93? Is this common? In Finland we have 95 and 98. Why?

Hace 22 horas
Banaanipässi FIN
Banaanipässi FIN

Oh, pressed play and 30 seconds in I got the answer. Thanks.

Hace 22 horas
Bill Roads
Bill Roads

$3.87 a gallon of regular in Los Angeles

Hace 23 horas
Al Mullen
Al Mullen

I had heard that 87 and 89 octane were both 87 and they just pay the fine when busted.

Hace un día
Stephen Ray
Stephen Ray

Yup i hear they put extra low grade from delivery into the 89 tanks

Hace 8 horas
Eitan Tal
Eitan Tal

Ethanol has less potential chemical energy in it. Theoretically an engine can get higher mpg if no ethanol is added. for other engines, it makes no difference.

Hace un día
OpenG73
OpenG73

Does altitude factor in as much as people say?

Hace un día
hype_ kicks
hype_ kicks

What kind of fuel do I use for a Yamaha 50 hp

Hace un día
hype_ kicks
hype_ kicks

Out bord

Hace un día
no1bandfan
no1bandfan

My friend put 116 octane in his car to make it go faster. It dissolved the rubber hoses in his fuel lines. Had to replace them all.

Hace un día
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

Was the car tuned to use 116?

Hace un día
FloridaGreg
FloridaGreg

how about non-ethanol ? i've been putting that in lately...

Hace un día
Will Pack
Will Pack

Expensive. Best used in small motors. Use it if you can afford it...

Hace 13 horas
LewisTolkienFan01
LewisTolkienFan01

Great video! What are your thoughts on aftermarket fuel injector cleaners? And things like adding Heet in the winter time?

Hace un día
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

I have a whole playlist on injector/fuel system cleaners, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvKbarVtwhUue-xwasd2WUMrkK0CEm6yy

Hace un día
J Y
J Y

best part of this video 0:16

Hace un día
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

It was a lot of work getting that shot!

Hace un día
Nathan Reimer
Nathan Reimer

Should have actually tested octane, you'll get crossover gas when you put 3 types through one nozzle

Hace un día
Aussie Dual Sport
Aussie Dual Sport

This was a great video.

Hace un día
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

Thanks a lot!

Hace un día
btchard
btchard

I was afraid you would say something else :) Good advice !

Hace un día
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

Thanks a a lot!

Hace un día
Nothing Too Serious
Nothing Too Serious

So what is the best aftermarket fuel cleaner?

Hace un día
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

I have a whole playlist on fuel cleaners, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvKbarVtwhUue-xwasd2WUMrkK0CEm6yy

Hace un día
Jason C. Rochon
Jason C. Rochon

I just make a “Suicide Soda” and put a shot from each type of ethanol and diesel. My car goes Berzerker and once did a backflip going 60 MPH on the highway.

Hace un día
Aanthanur DC
Aanthanur DC

Electricity

Hace un día
Griffon 327
Griffon 327

Professional Mechanic here with decades of performance knowledge and watched a lot of this guys videos and usually disagree with a lot of what he says but watched this video and pretty much the content is surprisingly spot on with exception that if you have a regular car that should be using 87 octane and dump shit you decides to run racing fuel instead not only are you dumping a shit ton of money down the drain you are also going to be making less power because you are cooling combustion temps below manufacturer specs and possibly gumming the internals up with unburned deposits .. spending a lot of money to go slower in the process

Hace un día
gippygipmg
gippygipmg

the owners manual will tell you the recommended fuel grade

Hace un día
Joseph Buchanan
Joseph Buchanan

Premium all the time in my Hummer.

Hace un día
I want ps4
I want ps4

DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE OR CAMERA NEAR THE PETROL PUMP !

Hace un día
Josh Guyette
Josh Guyette

In Wisconsin we have an 88 octane with 15% alcohol and cheaper than 87 octane with 10% alcohol. The pumps say only for cars newer than 2005 (I have a 2007 Saturn Ion). I tried one tank of this stuff, and before I refilled, it melted my flex pipe (it was a crappy, stock, flex pipe) by burning too hot. Or it could of been a coincidence.

Hace un día
YPGx Smoke
YPGx Smoke

So I sat for 15mins for you to tell me I can look at a manual

Hace un día
Mark Bisson
Mark Bisson

I'm a chemist and have worked in a lab testing gasoline and diesel. This is for the protection of the consumers in our state. I'm pretty sure most states have a lab to do this. Most of the information in your video is correct and very useful. Thank you for making sure to emphasize the octane rating you see at the pump is NOT the energy content of the gas. It's all pretty much the same between 87 and 93, unless of course it has a higher percentage of ethanol (Uh can we say E-85? why would someone run this fuel 🙄). Ethanol will decrease the amount of energy in the gasoline, but it's added to make the gasoline burn cleaner and is good up to 10%. Something you didn't emphasize enough though is what "octane rating" actually is. It is NOT the amount of octane in the gasoline. There is little to no octane actually in gasoline (octanes are eight carbon hydrocarbons). The octane rating is the "equivalent amount of octane" in the fuel so that will resists knocking as if it contained that percent of octane. Gasoline is mostly made up of mixtures of toluene, and xylenes. If you ran pure toluene as your gasoline, you'd be getting about a 110 octane rating, but this wouldn't necessarily be good for your engine. When gasoline is made, the manufacturers control the mixture of hydrocarbons to get a clean burn and the proper vapor pressure (vapor pressure is the pressure of the vaporized gas above the liquid, not to be confused with the engine pressure). Also the gasoline must be protected from oxidation (this is why you add fuel stabilizer when storing for a long time) and contamination like water or particulates. Every brand of gasoline has slightly different proprietary ingredients to do this (as you've said at about 6 minutes). Also, the time of year will dictate what vapor pressure the gasoline manufacturers must make the gasoline to deliver to the consumer. Forget octane boosters. A pint of octane booster won't raise the octane rating of a full tank of fuel enough to make a difference. If you have a high performance engine that's been engineered for high compression, you're going to know you need a higher octane rated fuel. You aren't going to hit that 87 button. Are you?🤔 By the way, most mid-grade pumps, mix (in the pump itself) two parts of 87 with one part of 93 to get 89. But if you look at the price per gallon, they usually give you the "mid-price" between 87 and 93 for the 89. You'd be better off cost wise, by pumping 10 gallons of 87 and 5 gallons of 93 if you really want 89. I suppose mixing it well enough in the tank might be problematic for the first few miles. Really, you didn't need the 89 anyways. Octane Rating Tests Explained: One more thing you didn't explain well was how we get the octane rating in the USA. Yes RON stands for Research Octane Number. It refers to an actual test engine and ASTM method D-2699 for testing the octane rating of spark ignition fuels. My lab uses a RON called a Waukesha RON engine. It varies the compression of the cylinder to make the fuel knock while holding other variables at constant values (temperature, fuel/air mix, engine speed, etc). There is another test engine my lab uses, it's called a MON or Motor Octane Number engine and ASTM method D-2700. It too is a Waukesha engine that varies the compression of the cylinder but holds those variables at different values, mostly the engine speed is faster on the MON (900 rpm instead of the RON's 600 rpm), but I believe the inlet temperature of the RON is also kept higher. The RON and MON tests give slightly different results for octane rating due to the differences in these other variables. MON is always lower than the RON, by about 10 octane ratings if I remember correctly. In the USA, when you see the (R + M)/2 on the pump's octane rating label, it's telling you that the gasoline is rated by testing by both the RON and MON methods, and the final number you get is the average of the two test results. I rarely hear this average referred to as "PON", but I know it's not PUMP Octane Number. I had to look that up and if you want to trust Wikipedia it stands for "Posted Octane Number". In Europe, they only test with the RON method, as you've said, so this is why their octane ratings are higher. They don't have the lower MON test averaged into their octane rating. Great information in your video for all consumers. I gave it a thumbs up. 👍

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Todd Peterson
Todd Peterson

Instructions unclear: I now have gas sloshing around and making me dizzy in the back of my electric car and range didn't seem to go up

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James
James

Good thing I know not to put diesel in my gas car anymore, Thanks ChrisFix!

Hace un día
JFKeNn3dy
JFKeNn3dy

Should also note that if you fuel up a hybrid make sure you run ethanol free gas.

Hace un día

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