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#1 PPKing

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

Hi all,

I know it's another 'here we go again' topic but I am very intrigued.

What fuel I use in my car has never really been at the forefront of my mind, just filling up when I need to wherever I am at the time with the standard Unleaded. But are there any pros to using certain types of fuel?

I know in some performance cars and tuned engines, it's important to be using the right stuff, but for my '10 zetec S is there any real difference across the range?

Just thought I'd check as if theres some potential benefit in MPG or performance then it's something I'd start doing.

What do you all use?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Always use Shell.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

I've got the same engine as what's in your ZS, and i've always used whatever is near to me at the time of needing fuel. Around 80% of the time it's been supermarket fuel and in the almost 3 years i've had no problems at all with using their fuel.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

If I was to try shell v power or tesco momentum, would it be alright to use that next time filling up if I have a bit of normal unleaded in there al ready, or will it have to be drained before mixing? Might try it as an experiment for a few months

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

You're right some some super cars will specify 98 or 101 RON but standard 95 is fine for a Fiesta.
Now when choosing between branded or supermarket, I always going with Shell.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

BP all the way - just to annoy Nathan ;)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

I would have thought that originally it all comes from the same place, its what the brands add to it, i always go morrisons for convenience, although the other day i drove past my only other option esso and they are 3p cheaper, i must admit that when i brought my car from ford they included a few quids worth of petrol as it was completely empty, they took it to a local BP garage and the engine seems a little smoother to me on the branded juice, might just be in my head but the power seemes a lot smoother under acceleration.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

The fuel is sourced from the same refineries, my local Morrisons had a BP wagon filling the service station this week. The named brands spend more on research and additives to improve combustion and cleaning whereas the supermarkets meet the minimum RON specification.

My old Mondeo diesel did not like the Morrisons slop it felt sluggish and idled rough so I always use Shell, BP or Esso.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

Ive always used shell. Its only an extra penny per litre and at least I know what im getting. Who knows what the supermarkets mix it with, horse pee maybe?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

I go wherever is cheapest :)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

Bp whenever I can supermarket every so often

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

Shell mostly but sometimes Tesco.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

I just get the cheapest, which is usually an Esso round the corner from my girlfriends, failing that Tesco/Asda/Sainsburys.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

mostly always morrisons for me.. dosent make a blind bit of difference though tbh.. with the new fiesta the ecu adjusts to the fuels slightly so you wont see any mpg increase anyway

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

A few have said they use shell, my local shell charge extortionate prices. It's normally about 12p litre for the standard one. Yet when I travel elsewhere shell seems to be so cheap! It's not fair

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