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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:55 pm 
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:24 pm 
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Lol... still waiting for normal optimax :)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:47 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
Lol... still waiting for normal optimax :)


thats gotta suck.....

and no i havent even seen it at my local Shell. might give it a shot when i drive my EL

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:29 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
Lol... still waiting for normal optimax :)


Yeah were still stoking our boilers with wood in good ol' South Oz.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:54 am 
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Yeah tried Optimax Extreme, a few months ago, did the normal three tank trial.

I guess for even a mildly modded EL, not worth the extra moola - I though ethanol was supposed to make cheaper fuel. Nothing wrong with it however. I'll be sticking to my Vortex98.

Anyhoo, I guess if you were running alot of boost, it'd be great.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:39 am 
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yeah iv used it a few times
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:34 am 
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it will probaly never reach W.A!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:59 pm 
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Yep i have used it a few times found vehicle ran better and had more power.....
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Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:12 pm 
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Jase runs it in his Fairmont.. absolutely swears by it. No detonation issues as experienced with 98RON fuels.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:34 pm 
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honestly, couldnt notice the difference between optimax and optimax extreme.
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Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:07 pm 
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i used it a couple tanks back and i must say i noticed a big improvement. I have an EL XR6 5 spd and with 98ron, if i puched it in 2nd round a corner there was no wheel spin, withh the 100 octane i got considerable slippage and the bum started stepping out. Freaked me out when it happened but i think the inlaws were even more shocked as i almost run them over in the process :shock: :shock: [ :) ]
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Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:12 pm 
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Found a servo some distance away from me selling 102 octane racing fuel.

Are you ready for the price .... $3.93 a Litre !!

Thats $267.00 to fill up the Falcon...

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:30 pm 
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Filled up with Vortex98 yesterday, $100.17 for the tank.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:37 pm 
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Ive been swapping between Extreme and Ultimate in both cars for awhile now.
I used to think the Extreme made the volvo feel quicker, but its the opposite now... I run 17psi on the volvo, it has a very sensitive knock sensing system that has a very noticable reaction, it retards timing a fair bit on the smallest ( undetected by hearing ) amonts of detonation.
When using Extreme, on hot days, you can feel it dramatically retard timing when pushing the car hard, usually does this between 1st to 2nd gearchange ( auto ).
When using BP Ultimate it never does this, even on those really hot days we had. So now the volvo always gets Ultimate.

As for the ED, I dont really drive it offen enough to notice any difference, plus its running less boost than the volvo, so who know.

BP Ultimate for me... or Synergy.
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