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Old 06-11-2006   #1
craig
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what fuel?

Just wondering what fuel you lot run in your cars?

Cus i normally just go for the cheap regular unleaded in my 1.8 (student....), but was thinking about squirting a tank of optimax or bp ultimate in and thrashing it (the thinking is it'll do the injectors some good to run nice fuel)

any thoughts?
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Old 06-11-2006   #2
rsmallwo
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tesco ron 99

I had an hlx 1.8 mk1 and put tesco ron 99 into make a full tank.

It performed alittle better but that may have been psychosematic response of putting a "performance fuel" in the car.

Apparently in a car with more bhp the difference is more noticeable, might have to try it in my BMW 130i
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Old 06-11-2006   #3
Ashley h
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Re: what fuel?

teasco 99 ron makes the hgt roar when you put your foot down and makes the engine a lot quieter when your taking it easy
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Old 07-11-2006   #4
Mark
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Re: what fuel?

I'm trying to use Tesco's 99 RON as much as possible at the moment...

Defo noticing a slight power increase in the old HGT... better fuel consumption too...
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Old 07-11-2006   #5
ashley h
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Re: what fuel?

Much better fuel consumption!!! i love it so much i might drink some
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Old 07-11-2006   #6
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Re: what fuel?

when i can its tesco 99 all the way, but sometimes i cant be arsed to trek up to tesco
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Old 07-11-2006   #7
ashley h
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Re: what fuel?

im yet to try the new bp ultimate 102 octane. http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarti...tentId=7016856
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Old 07-11-2006   #8
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Re: what fuel?

Shell Optimax is what I use, MPG goes down but overall it does make a difference, much better acceleration, feels smoother.

I've got a 1.6 100_SX.
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Old 07-11-2006   #9
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Re: what fuel?

my 1.8 has sipped optimax98/99ron since i got it 30k miles ago. it seems comparatively sluggish now when i've tried regular fuels.

the ecu doesn't adjust depending on the fuel in a bravo, so you only get a very small difference. i doubt you could measure it as a difference in BHP.

i also get 350 miles to a tank with optimax, and about 320 on regular fuels.

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Old 07-11-2006   #10
Lee
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Re: what fuel?

Up until recently I only used boggo petrol, but I was on the red last week and was passing a shell garage, so thought I would stick a tank of V-Power in, 90.9 a litre so not too expensive.

I can definitly notice a difference, the power kick in the 1.8 is more pronounced at 4500rpm than before, and is more willing to rev, I'm gonna try Tesco's 99 as that is meant to be the best performance fuel.

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Old 07-11-2006   #11
Matt
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Re: what fuel?

I only put Optimax/V-power in the motor, last time I put regular unleaded in the car didn't like it one bit. It's a 100sx and I've been using super for so long I can't remember any increase in performance



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Old 07-11-2006   #12
dan_leeds
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Re: what fuel?

might just be me but the last few times i put morrisons petrol in, the car's felt a bit sluggish. As soon as i get half a tank of regular shell stuff in it's better again.

Don't normally go for the super stuff cos i'm tight. but i got a 5p/L off voucher from tesco today so i might give this 99 stuff a try.
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Old 07-11-2006   #13
RR
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Re: what fuel?

Optimax/V-Power.

I rarely (if ever) use anything else and nothing but in the bikes.
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Old 07-11-2006   #14
Callum
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Re: what fuel?

i only use 97 RON, usually sainsburys super unleaded (cant argue with 86.9p/litre).

if i put 95 RON fuel in my far will stall while idling or performing tight manouvers like in a small car park or a 3pt turn
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Old 07-11-2006   #15
Buzz
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Re: what fuel?

yeah, the Sainsburys super, is basically BP Ultimate. but they charge the same as B charge for regular. thats what first got me hooked. then i just started using optimax in the garage across from work, because its been 1p more at the most than sainsburys, and i believe it is 'probably' better than sainsburys super97ron. moreso now that vpower is 99ron

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