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      08-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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Best Gasoline for your M3?

Somebody told me it was Shell 93, but there was no proof.. i just heard it.

What would the best Brand of Gas be for an M3? Like Pure gasoline with no ethanol garbage that is supposedly a cause of the fuel pump failures that BMWs are having.

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      08-12-2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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I think the general consensus is Shell or other "Top Tier" certified fuel, which is recommended by BMW. Good luck finding fuel without ethanol in our area. If it exists, I don't know of a place that sells it. It's all about 10% ethanol.
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      08-12-2009, 12:35 PM   #3
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Footie,

My SA told me shell 93 as well. I try and use Shell as often as possible.
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      08-12-2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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76 Octane 100 Racing Fuel, PG did a post on a stock m3 with 100 octane and it added 30whp to the wheels, but its really hard to find and very expensive, around 8 to 9 a gallon
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      08-12-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
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I would like Shell 93, but so far, with all my encounters with Shell's in California, they are just 91, anyone else have any leads besides racing fuel at select 76's?
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racing fuel huh?


So i guess shell it is. Thanks guys.
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      08-12-2009, 03:21 PM   #7
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Shell Top Tier, whatever premium you can get.
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      08-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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Arco all the way lol

LOL blind folded too?
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      08-12-2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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tinted front windshield should do the trick
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back to the topic tho. If you are in Socal, stay away from Shell 91. That shit fucked up all 3 HPFP on my 335 which made me getting an M3 lol
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back to the topic tho. If you are in Socal, stay away from Shell 91. That shit fucked up all 3 HPFP on my 335 which made me getting an M3 lol
What do you use then? 76?
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I try to put in Shell 93 in all the cars I have.
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      08-12-2009, 04:55 PM   #14
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I use Sunoco 94 octane. It's the only place that seems to have 94 octane here.
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back to the topic tho. If you are in Socal, stay away from Shell 91. That shit fucked up all 3 HPFP on my 335 which made me getting an M3 lol
I totally agree. Shell is horrible here in Cali. I use Chevron and every 6th time fill up with 76.

There is a reason to this madness.
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I use Mobil 93

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Damn all you guys and your 93.
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I totally agree. Shell is horrible here in Cali. I use Chevron and every 6th time fill up with 76.

There is a reason to this madness.
So I guess no shell in CA then, so chevron and 76? 76 it is then!
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When my M3 gets thirsty, I get V Power (93) from Shell. All my other family-mobiles get fuel from Sam's, Costco, or Walmart. Sometimes I do fill my M3 up at one of those 3 also...
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I personally only use Chevron.
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I think the key is to rotate the gas brands once in a while. My concern is the excessive build up of using techron or Vpower. If you switch brands every so often, each one will help clean what the others couldn't.
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I think the key is to rotate the gas brands once in a while. My concern is the excessive build up of using techron or Vpower. If you switch brands every so often, each one will help clean what the others couldn't.
good idea.

I prefer shell 93...i drive a extra 10 miles just to fill up on it...if i cant get shell then i get Sunoco 93, because thats the only other gas station around me that doesnt put enthanol.
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