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V-Power?

Just wanted too see some opinions really....

I've been using V-Power now for a few months and I'm pretty sure it has made a difference, but having the price of it go up by about 5p a liter in the past couple of weeks I'm beginning to find it hard to justify the extra cost

If I mention it I always get the default response of - 'Whats the point using it in a car like that?' but I do find it makes the car far more responsive at the extremities of the rev range, plus I think it feels a lot smoother and sounds healthier too

As for actual power and MPG I don't think it has made a noticeable difference..

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Re: V-Power?

I used to put it in my 528i every so often, didn't notice anything different (apart from a bigger bill!).

In my bike I use Tesco momentum 99. Keep meaning to try V-Power, but Shell is aways busy.
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Re: V-Power?

I found when I first got my car it took a couple of tankfuls or so before I noticed anything, but yesterday I opted for a tankful of regular unleaded and the engine feels dead! Even got caught out pulling onto a roundabout, floored it and nothing happened!

I've found on this fuel I don't drive it like I do when its on V-Power, it feels like its lost its fizz...
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Re: V-Power?

I've just stopped using it in my Punto, because of the price rise. However, that's more of an emotional response, rather than a logical one: as I was getting a lower cost per mile, overall, on the V-Power Unleaded than I was on the Fuel Save Regular Unleaded.

Strangely enough, though, the difference has narrowed, during the recent cold spell... -- so I may go back to using it, once the weather improves.

Subjectively, I would say the car runs slightly smoother; but, apart from the increased efficiency, that's about it, really....
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Re: V-Power?

Been using Sainsburys Super and tesco momentum (basically 99ron)

After the knock sensor and ecu adjusted from an empty tank of 95 to full tank of 99
(little splutter) it ran smooth as a nut! Quieter, smoother, more peppy!

It make the car more potent, happier to rev, easier to work through each gear!

Just done a 180 x 2 run with super in, and the long runs and decent fuel have transformed the engine! it has more up and go!

Musta blown alot of cobwebs out!

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Re: V-Power?

Just topped up on V-power again from an almost empty tank after about 30 miles it now runs smoothly and feels much more responsive again plus it doesn't bog down anymore when I pull away
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Re: V-Power?

Had to fill up with 95 again as tesco had run out of momentum, and i really really needed fuel.....

my god it doesn't pull no more

Be curious to see how the BHP/torque changes with normal and super unleaded.....

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Re: V-Power?

V-Power is the only thing I put in my 1.8 Bravo for the only reason in my mind that it must be a cleaner fuel for my engine and thats all im interested in, how clean it will be. To me it certainly seems to run smoother.
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basically peace of mind along with the bonus smoothness and responsiveness
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Re: V-Power?

hmm were to start .. with out sounding like a bellend ...
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Can't say I've noticed a difference between V-Power and Tescos 99 stuff. Will check MPG when I fill up next!
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hmm were to start .. with out sounding like a bellend ...
Guessing something along the lines of the average fiat engine isn't clever enough to tell the difference between 95 and 99 or adjust their maps to suit?

Just what usually comes up in v power threads...
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Re: V-Power?

I wouldn't imagine there is any power increase whatsoever, mainly for that reason ^^

But I'm happy paying a little extra knowing it runs and feels better/smoother/cleaner
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Re: V-Power?

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I wouldn't imagine there is any power increase whatsoever, mainly for that reason ^^

But I'm happy paying a little extra knowing it runs and feels better/smoother/cleaner
Tbf I'll be switching next tank of fuel for two tanks...mot is due and it helps the emissions tests Shall be fuellying it to see if I get any better mpg.
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Re: V-Power?

I use Tesco momentum in my MR2, the last time I was desperate and put standard 95 in I felt it was a little less lively.
Its usually the same price as the diesel for my bravo so doesn't feel extravagant.
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