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#1 k13r4n

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

ok guys just want to know what you find runs better through your car. I use normal bp diesel and just threw in half a tank of bp ultimate. I have heard about shell fuel being better and v power being the best fuel to use especially for helping fight turbo lag and aid performance.

ok guys so as I wish to ask bp ultimate or shell v power and why

cheers in advance guys and sorry if I babbled on a bit

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

I've probably used all the fuels available in my ST to see what ran best. I ran for a good half dozen tanks of each to make sure it was an accurate comparison.

It ran on V Power the smoothest and gave the best MPG. (Probably as it has cleaning additives)

But I run it on Tesco 99 Momentum as that appears to give the most power, nearly the same MPG and smoothness as the V Power but it pops and bangs the most which, as I'm a child at heart, makes me grin.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

Ive been using tesco momentum since start of last year, previously just used normal tesco 95 and BP 95 before it all got more expensive and I needed my fuel to last longer.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

But I run it on Tesco 99 Momentum as that appears to give the most power, nearly the same MPG and smoothness as the V Power but it pops and bangs the most which, as I'm a child at heart, makes me grin.


Its all about pops and bangs!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

pops and bangs


maybe fit antilag? switchable map?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

maybe fit antilag? switchable map?


My ST is only mildly modified with an uprated intercooler and Bluefin STG2 map. Not going to start going mad with it. I dare say it'd pop and bang much more with a sports cat (or a decat for that matter) but that'd mean going to specialist insurers which will cost more than the £300 ish it costs me now.

The ST only has a dinky turbo anyway so anti lag (which is really only used on large turbos with lots of lag obviously) isn't really needed.

I can make it pop and bang when I like so that's enough fun without throwing silly money at it.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

I use either tesco 97 or V power, seems to have a slight effect on the performance but either of them seem to get about 42mpg in my 1.6 Ti VCT compared to around 38 from normal fuels :)

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

always use Shell diesel, I dont tend to use anyone else. I always get better MPG from shell and the car runs better.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

for the past few weeks ive used tesco normal diesel, and tbh the car doesnt seem as go-ful as it would on shell optimax... could just be me, but also my mpg is at 35(mayb just under) with tesco... on shell its averages about 40ish foot depending

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

ok I might give Tesco fuel a wee try as its cheaper than bp as for bp ultimate I'm 144.something a litre so I'm game if it makes better money in my Pocket and better power

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

Tesco momentum does give you more miles like it says.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

after 4 years of running a Toyota diesel my impression was that of regular diesel it was happiest on Shell.
Every so often I would give it a tankful of Vpower & once a year it got a can of BG244.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

ok I might give Tesco fuel a wee try as its cheaper than bp as for bp ultimate I'm 144.


bp ultimate and optimax are around the 148.-150. mark here..... normal diesel avarages about 139-140

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Hi, surely those owners with diesel engines should reply as, obviously, it is different to petrol engines. My 1p worth, with my Mk4 Mondeo the cost of the fuel outwieghted any 'so-called benefits so save your money, its expensive enough as it is.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

I say shell v power all the way
Better performance, better exhaust sound, better mpg
I have been using for a year now and I can see a mahoooooosive difference when I fill up elsewhere as an emergency

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