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Offline JBlythe

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Re: Fuel (unleaded vs super)
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2015, 12:30:53 pm »
Used to fill up with Shell V Power religiously.. started using Asdas fuel as using the car everyday now.. noticed not one single difference.
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    Offline R34

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    Re: Fuel (unleaded vs super)
    « Reply #16 on: January 22, 2015, 08:30:33 am »
    I think you will find it really depends on the state of tunning
    If it is highly modified then you will need higher octain to get the benefits
    I used to run an  R34gtr could only use 98 or higher if I wanted to drive hard
    If I used 95 it was fine till I tryed to push it
    Then the ECU would retard the power and the car would not be able to drive hard
    It was modified
    With new ecu,cams,exhaust,induction,
    Pushing just over 400 bhp

    Offline Shant Ole

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    Re: Fuel (unleaded vs super)
    « Reply #17 on: January 23, 2015, 04:44:19 pm »
    I use super unleaded 98ron in mine

    Offline NorthWest500

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    Re: Fuel (unleaded vs super)
    « Reply #18 on: January 24, 2015, 11:45:30 pm »
    Conducted a little experiment with ours, ran it for a thousand miles on V power then the next thousand on regular unleaded. Didn't notice any difference in power and economy was almost identical. I'm not convinced that premium fuel is worth the extra cost.

    Offline folgore

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    Re: Fuel (unleaded vs super)
    « Reply #19 on: February 13, 2015, 10:15:14 am »

     If you have a GPA then you WILL notice the difference between Super and normal petrol.

     read the hand book it says that for the max power outs you will need the Super fuel.

     you also get about 2 or 3 mpg benefit.
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    Offline Richard H

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    Re: Fuel (unleaded vs super)
    « Reply #20 on: February 13, 2015, 03:13:50 pm »
    I tried a couple of tanks of V Power Nitro in our Std 135 A500 and it made no differance at all. It felt no different and the fuel, consumption was the same

    If it was a 595 or esseesse, then maybe it would make a differance

    Offline Drue1

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    Re: Fuel (unleaded vs super)
    « Reply #21 on: February 14, 2015, 01:10:38 pm »
    Only Tesco 99 in all my motors  :thumb:
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