Fordmods Logo

Shell Optimax Extreme! 

 

Page 2 of 4 [ 51 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

 
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:06 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

so its basicly just an ethonol mix...

thats stuff aint getting anywhere near my tank

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 3763

Joined: 25th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: EFII 5.8 NOS TerroristGhia

Power: 274 rwkw

Location: Sydney Australia
NSW, Australia

Shugg,
Which shell did you get it from. I am willing to travel to the shire to get a tank if it is good as you say. I will be keen to give it a run, and could use the extra octane as a safety barrier for the current setup
Brett

 

_________________

The Terrorist ED Retired due to RUST.
The TerrosistGhia, EF Ghia 351 EFI 5 Speed.
Millennium Falcon, Sleeper EL DOHC 6 Speed Manual EFI LPG
Member#1131
I didn't Vote for Multiculturalism, DID YOU!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 886

Joined: 17th Aug 2005

Gallery: 24 images

Ride: VZ SS 6Ltr ute, Honda VFR800

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

yucky!!! ethonol. That s**t has never been in my tank and never will!

 

_________________

My Cars
2006 VZ SS cammed 6Ltr ute 295rwkW
2004 BA XR6T - 290rwkW 12.5@113mph ( SOLD )
1996 EFII Fairmont - 130rwkW 15.5@91mph ( SOLD )

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:50 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 35

Posts: 533

Joined: 12th Jan 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Sierra wrote:
It's not as easy to get AVGAS nowadays .... used to be you just rocked up to your local airfield and fill up your jerry cans.
Now you need to sign a Stat Dec saying the AVGAS you purchase will not be used on the road! :cry:

Gotta say ... nothing beats the smell of burnt AVGAS though .... :lol:


You can do what some of my friends did one night. They drained a C172. I don't know what they hold full because I've never flown one, but my mates got 20L in each of their cars and there was 3 of them :lol:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:23 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 446

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: Mondeo XR5T

Power: 173 rwkw

Location: Engadine
NSW, Australia

TerroristGHIA wrote:
Shugg,
Which shell did you get it from. I am willing to travel to the shire to get a tank if it is good as you say. I will be keen to give it a run, and could use the extra octane as a safety barrier for the current setup
Brett


G'day Brett,

I noticed a slight difference with acceleration, smoother through the RPM range. Mind you, its probably because I run a high comp engine.

I got it from the Shell on the corner of the Boulevard and Princes Hway, between Miranda and Sutherland.

Richard
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:09 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Vic wrote:
Don't the V8 Supercar guys use 100 octane?


nope they use shell optimax

straight from the pump basically :)

a HUGE a** batch is made at the beginnign of the season and all the cars use fuel from this

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:40 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2550

Joined: 28th Jun 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: EF 5 Speed, XH Uterus :P

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

twr7cx wrote:
Dang, we don't even get any 98 RON down hre - best we get is Vortex 96!

98 RON is about 3 weeks away - if they stay on track for it. should see it appearing at Caltex Moonah, not sure where else yet.

 

_________________

Maloo - Holden's word for ugly.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:47 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 3763

Joined: 25th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: EFII 5.8 NOS TerroristGhia

Power: 274 rwkw

Location: Sydney Australia
NSW, Australia

Thanks mate, will drop out over the weekend and top up, will let yuou know how it goes
Brett

 

_________________

The Terrorist ED Retired due to RUST.
The TerrosistGhia, EF Ghia 351 EFI 5 Speed.
Millennium Falcon, Sleeper EL DOHC 6 Speed Manual EFI LPG
Member#1131
I didn't Vote for Multiculturalism, DID YOU!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:22 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 371

Joined: 28th Jan 2005

Ride: EF Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

i heard last night when i filled up, that ultimate is back in production and will be back up for grabs in a little over a week.

 

_________________

EF XR8 - 5speed, Extractors & Exhaust

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:02 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 10126

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF Gli Ghia, XP Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Vic wrote:
... says the Shell sponsored man.

yes you beat me to it ... he has to say that to get a new shell sponsored falcon for the rest of his life!

 

_________________

Owning 1 of 67612 EF GLi Sedans made
FACT: "Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game Uno."

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:41 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 280

Joined: 30th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Sierra wrote:
unclewoja wrote:
ItchiOne wrote:
fyi, 100+ avgas was sold by mobil some years ago, to dump a bad batch of plane fuel to the unsuspecting public.
It was high octain but stuffed up many a car (and mobil fixed the rich boys toys).

cheers, itchione

Make that 100/130 avgas and no, it wasn't sold to the public as straight AVGAS. If it did mke it to petrol pumps, it was maxed with the fuel. Some lucky members in the public got their hands on straight AVGAS but many of them then promptly get their fuel systems cleaned.


I would imagine if any oil company sold AVGAS to the public they would be exposing themselves to procecution as it is a leaded fuel and illegal for road use.

It's not as easy to get AVGAS nowadays .... used to be you just rocked up to your local airfield and fill up your jerry cans.
Now you need to sign a Stat Dec saying the AVGAS you purchase will not be used on the road! :cry:

Gotta say ... nothing beats the smell of burnt AVGAS though .... :lol:

mobil did sell a batch of the 'bad avgas' to the car public.
maybe they did some re-processing of the fuel to make it catalytic friendly but i don't know.
this possibly reprocessed 'bad avgas' sold for road vehicle use and had the same clogging problem as the original 'bad avgas' batch.
to avoid prosecution or image problems from the car buying public, mobil did repair a large number of posh cars after distributing this bad fuel.

really, oil companies can and often exhibit dodgie behaviour so i wouldnt put much past them.

until there are laws that clearly define what petrol IS, we can be sold almost anything and it could be called petrol.
we also need accurate labling laws (and enforcement of these laws) for pertol composition and ron ratings at the pump.
give me a lable that says 98RON, 5% ethanol, 95% petrol (as should be defined in legislation and i would be happier).
much much happier if a 3rd party also frequently checks pump accuracy.

calling a fuel 'ultimate', 'optimax' or whatever is just a marketing thing, the fuel could contain almost anything (good or bad).

As for illegality of avgas in road vehicles, i can't see why it would be illegal on a pre catalytic (leaded) vehicle.

Last time i bought avgas was 10 years ago and for use in a 250cc supercart, went like a scalded cat and yes, smelt great :)

cheers, itchione
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:37 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 57

Posts: 178

Joined: 3rd Aug 2005

Ride: Falcon XR6

Location: FTG
VIC, Australia

ItchiOne wrote:

As for illegality of avgas in road vehicles, i can't see why it would be illegal on a pre catalytic (leaded) vehicle.

cheers, itchione


I'm guessing it would be illegal since leaded fuels have been phased out altogether and no longer sold to the public.
Please correct me if I'm wrong here.

However last year when I bought some AVGAS I had to sign a Statutory Declaration from the Police saying that I would not be using it for road use.
The airfield would not sell me any without this Stat Dec.

Cheers,

Alan.

 

_________________

95 EF XR6 Manual
Pioneer, Oz Audio, Butler, Image Dynamics, Audison
MEASQ - Aust Champion Intermediate Class 2006
MEASQ - Vic Champion Intermediate Class 2007
MEASQ - Aust Champion Intermediate Class 2007
MEASQ - Aust Champion Expert Class 2008
MEASQ - Aust Champion Advanced Class 2011 (Shared)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1518

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 14 images

Ride: BA XR6 Turbo

Power: 175 rwkw

Location: The Shire, Sydney
NSW, Australia

What's avgas worth when you can get hold of it ?

Brett, check out this PDF, it lists all the servos that have the juice
(not that a drive out to the shire isn't nice :P )

http://www-static.shell.com/static/au-e ... xtreme.pdf

 

_________________

ImageImage

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:52 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1518

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 14 images

Ride: BA XR6 Turbo

Power: 175 rwkw

Location: The Shire, Sydney
NSW, Australia

I whacked in $50 worth of optimax extreme yesterday and as expected there was no perceivable difference. I'm running 12.5:1 compression so if anyone was going to benefit it'd be in an engine such as mine. I think any slight gain that may have been there from the extra octane was masked by the fact that the car was now lugging around 40kg of extra weight.

I did notice 2 things, the exhaust smelled differently, it had a sweeter smell than usual - presumably the alcohol and it also had more of a burbley backfire, although that could have been from the ECU playing with the fuel and timing maps because the car was running hot (coolant temp at 99 degrees)

 

_________________

ImageImage

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:50 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 446

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: Mondeo XR5T

Power: 173 rwkw

Location: Engadine
NSW, Australia

Jay,

See what Km's you get out of it. I got an extra 50km's out of mine on the first tank of Extreme I used.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 2 of 4  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:52 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names