first_img Ginetta’s Akula supercar has race-inspired aerodynamics The results of the tests were surprisingly definitive. The engine had 19 times less carbon built up on it after being run with Top Tier fuel than it did with standard gasoline. The AAA test’s 100 hours of running worked out to around 4,000 miles for each test, so take those results and extrapolate them out to 40,000 miles or 100,000 miles and you start to get an idea of why manufacturers recommend Top Tier.AAA also found out that over 12 months, the average difference in price between Top Tier and standard gasoline was only around 3 cents per gallon. So, if you plan on keeping your car for a while and you’re able to shell out a few extra bucks on gas in a calendar year, it might be a good thing to try. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageTop Tier fuel from name-brand stations might cost a little extra, but science says it’s worth it. Michele Sandberg/Getty Images You’ve probably seen dozens of articles, videos and social media posts telling you what kind of gas you should really be putting in your car, or that premium fuel is a waste of money in most cases, and so on, ad nauseum.Those stories and videos aren’t entirely wrong, but what we haven’t seen much of is an investigation into the “Top Tier” fuels that came about in the early 2000s, the logo of which has been a staple of gas flaps on fine vehicles the world over ever since. So, to cut back on speculation, AAA undertook a study to prove whether Top Tier did anything.Before you start warming up your commenting fingers, when we talk about Top Tier fuel, we don’t mean the grade of fuel and its corresponding octane rating. The whole “Top Tier” thing is more about the amount and type of detergents and cleaners in the fuel, not how hard it will make you hit VTEC in your 2004 Civic.To test whether the Top Tier fuel standard was worth the money, the fine folks at AAA decided to do some science. For its test, AAA ran an engine on a stand for 100 hours before tearing it down, then photographing, measuring and weighing all its components. They ran the experiment six times, with three randomly chosen Top Tier fuels and three randomly chosen standard fuels. More From Roadshow 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive: Stylish SUV takes flight with smart tech null 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 5:20 (h/t Consumer Reports) 56 Photos The dirty little secrets of cheap gasoline Tags Auto Tech Car Culturelast_img

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first_imgKolkata: Fire broke out at the workshop of a leading sweet maker located in the top floor of a building at Abhay Sarkar Lane, adjacent to Jadu Babur Bazaar in Bhowanipore on Monday afternoon.Two fire tenders were pressed into service, who managed to bring the fire under control in less than half an hour. No one was injured in the incident. However, there was panic among the residents of the building as a thick column of smoke engulfed the area. The police received a call and immediately informed the fire brigade and the local police station. “The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. A probe will be conducted to find out whether there was fire safety measures in place. According to locals, the workshop was illegal as cooking was done there and many gas cylinders were stored inside. “We had complained to the local police but no steps were taken,” a local resident said. Local councillor Ashim Basu will hold a meeting with the residents of the building and will urge the police to take strong action against the sweet workshop that had several inflammable materials stored inside. Another fire was reported from a meter box at a building on Ramesh Mitra Road in Bhowanipore on Sunday night. A fire tender brought the situation under control within half an hour.last_img

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