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Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

I had my MOT done yesterday and when I picked the car up the guy asked me where I go for fuel. I said that I go to Morrisons, he said that I should use branded fuel like 'Shell' every now and again to keep the car in good shape in the longer run.

The emissions test failed and I think he said that the catalytic converter was a little plugged up. (It was sent away and was cleaned out).

Has anyone found this to be a problem in their car?
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

morrisons petrol is ****e tescos is good.
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I had my MOT done yesterday and when I picked the car up the guy asked me where I go for fuel. I said that I go to Morrisons, he said that I should use branded fuel like 'Shell' every now and again to keep the car in good shape in the longer run.

The emissions test failed and I think he said that the catalytic converter was a little plugged up. (It was sent away and was cleaned out).

Has anyone found this to be a problem in their car?
I go through a tank full of supermarket special every week without problem, but I have yet to get an MOT, although my car is old enough, I haven't had it long enough.


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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

wot a load of crap - it all comes from the same place and wont make a difference whatsoever!
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

Clearly lacking knowledge on the matter so go research
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

every other a good tank of shell is helpful for me and does better in every area (apart from it bein 1p dearer than my supermarket sh*te which i only use on the way home from brough cos it is as i go onto the a19 and the once i used morrisons it was sh*t burys was better lol) they may come from the same refineries but the supermakets choose the cheap **** based on price alone thats all (should know my dad used to work around Stanlow)
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I fill mine up every week at Tesco, and if I need a tenners worth urgently, Morrisons usually (its next to my GFs).

I wont use Shell now because I had my card cloned in one of them, and all the stations around here have had bad reports of that.
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

Our 96 Punto 75 has been run on Tesco's unleaded for the past three years. Amazingly it has gone through the past three MOT's with absolutely nothing needing to be done. It's used as a runabout, so probably not the best loved example, but doesn't complain about supermarket fuel. Never heard of a cat being sent away to be cleaned. A good sensible "thrash" might do the trick, otherwise it's a replacement.
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Been driving 20yrs about now a wide selection of cars mainly fill up in tessis and sainsburys,also been around on loads of car forums but never heard that before or had problems. I normally spend £500+ a month on fuel
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

Most supermarkets buy the crap fuel and chuck a shed load of addatives in it this is why they are usually cheaper. Tesco fuel is ok though as they use proper stuff purely because of there size
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

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It was sent away and was cleaned out


That's a new one.....

What did they charge to remove the manifold/cat assembly, lambda(s), "clean" it, and refit with new gaskets?
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Most supermarkets buy the crap fuel and chuck a shed load of addatives in it this is why they are usually cheaper. Tesco fuel is ok though as they use proper stuff purely because of there size
Would adding stuff not affect the octane rating of it?
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

It depends what they add. They add stuff which enables them to water it down so to speak which is why it costs less.
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Re: Does anyone use supermarket petrol?

i only use shell... the only time i use supermarket petrol is when i need it and there is no shell garage around...
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