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luke89

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Post #1
Do any of you fine folks run your 6 on the higher ron fuels? I know on certain cars it basically does nothing and that lower ron is perfectly clean enough, just wondering if theres any gains to be had?
Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 19:08
chiefton

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Post #2
No massive gains as such but i must say shell v power nitro is s**t hot,by far the best and you can tell the difference seems to run better ....they love it!!! Lol

Esso super is rubbish no difference noticed by me same with most others.

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 19:13
pete-gti

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Post #3
supercharge boys have to use this Smile
Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 19:29
orta

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Post #4
What's the consensus then v power nitro?

As I don't run my Rallye everyday I'm perfectly happy to drop decent fuel in it. Not expecting another 10bhp or anything but if it's better for it...

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 19:34
pete-gti

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Post #5
cleaner Smile higher octane
Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 19:38
scotzman

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Post #6
As standard they are mapped for 97 or 98 Ron, I can't remember which.

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 19:39
Mossy1985

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Post #7
If you are really lucky to live in the right area you can buy BP 102 octane which is the highest legal octane you can buy on the street
Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 19:50
fatlapit

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Post #8
vlower for me. i tried tesco never again its crap

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 20:53
barrym

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Post #9
Tesco sell 99 octane

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 20:53
demondriverdan

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Post #10
Mine does seem to run much better on V Power. Could be placebo affect or whatever but it does feel better.

Plus it's only like 112p/l at the moment!

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 21:30
cully

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Post #11
been running mine on Tescos99 and it goes well!
but the last fill up i did was V power which is likes more Smile
Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 21:53
luke89

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Post #12
Interesting,next time I fill up I will put some better stuff in. My nearest garage is a BP so I'll see what their stuff is like.

I've read that the extra cost is offset by better MPG?
Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 22:15
fatlapit

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Post #13
tesco is 99 but the car hates it

i think v power is better quality

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 22:49
fatlapit

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Post #14
i got told there is alot of non petrol in tesco 99 that can harm the motor after i put it in

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Posted 24th Jan 2015 at 22:50
RetroPug

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Post #15
I put 95 in mine, which I get from a local independant. Runs just fine.

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 08:29
3rd time lucky

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Post #16
We only use shell nitro plus in the GF's JCW Mini. We have been caught out and had to put in 95ron and you can tell the difference. I dont think you get any more mileage out of it though.

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 09:46
armzsc6

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Post #17
Have to run my low boost on high octane so always use V-power ever since the day it was charged. However at certain times I find it seems to love BP 97 as that's what I believe they are mapped for (97RON)

As far as "clean burning" that's not what it's about. The higher the octane number the slower the fuel burns. Therefore the greater resistance to pinking or pre detonation.
Also the slower it burns the longer it effectively pushes down on the piston during the explosion cycle.

Cought out dan? Never let the 6 get so low I can't get it to a BP or shell Big grin

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 10:02
stef306

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Post #18
I only use high octane fuel on my s/c engine, tried tesco 99 utter crap! I purely run higher octane as the ignition can be pulled out more. I only try and use the main brands texeco, shell, bp etc.

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 18:36
RetroPug

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Post #19
I might start putting high octane in now that it's a second car. Put a deposit on a new daily today.

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 18:50
MisterGTR

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Post #20
RetroPug wrote:
I might start putting high octane in now that it's a second car. Put a deposit on a new daily today.



What have you got L?

V Power for me for me. £1.12 today.

Would try Tesco 99 (i get 20p off as my clubcard is linked to work) if there was one near me.

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 19:36
aaron6

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Post #21
I use my 6 daily and only use normal shell petrol. I've used vpower nitro in it before, and various other supers and noticed no difference. So mine now only ever gets normal shell fuel unless it's out of stock.

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 20:37
pete-gti

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Post #22
Shell V-Power Nitro+ Unleaded

Cleaner engines perform better, which is why we created Shell V-Power Nitro+ Unleaded.
Itís specifically designed to instantly get to work on engine deposits which can reduce performance. 
Our unique double action formulation now contains 25% more friction reducer than our previous Shell V-Power formulation.
Itís Ferrariís choice for improved performance.
Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 20:50
stef306

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Post #23
if the uk bought back e85 id be using that every day. Awesome fuel imo

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 21:12
RetroPug

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Post #24
MisterGTR wrote:
RetroPug wrote:
I might start putting high octane in now that it's a second car. Put a deposit on a new daily today.



What have you got L?


http://www.306gti6.com/forum/showthread.php?id=162593&page=1#2221697

Collecting tomorrow!

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Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 22:12
armzsc6

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Post #25
aaron6 wrote:
I use my 6 daily and only use normal shell petrol. I've used vpower nitro in it before, and various other supers and noticed no difference. So mine now only ever gets normal shell fuel unless it's out of stock.


In my 6 when it was standard (ish) not charged I only noticed a wee bit more power flat out top end once cams are well and truly in. But wasn't a lot. Also as it went slightly better I found myself thrashing it more so using more..... Not worth the extra money at the time. Now all it gets is Vpower nitro lol

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Black power baby! SUUUUUPERCHARGED Superman
Seat Leon FR TDI 190BHP 300lbft daily gti-6 killer :p
12x 306's owned so far

Cambelts, clutches, service work carried out on All makes and models, Peugeot Citroen / mitsubishi specialist.
Pug planet / Citroen Lexia diagnostics / code reads available.
Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 23:24

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