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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:40 am 
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G'Day,

I was driving home tonight, and stopped in at BP to tank up on trusty "BP Ultimate", only to find they didnt have any! So I motored on and checked out 4 other BP's, same thing, they were all out.

I eventually passed by a Shell servo, not that I like Optimax all that much, but to my surprise I found this new stuff called "Optimax Extreme" which is 100 octane!!

So I immediately tanked up and took the "long" way home. It's a little pricey at $1.22/ltr, but apart from that, it seemed pretty damn good. I mean, I'm not driving any boosted up crazy ride, it's a stock-box EL 4ltr, but it genuinely seemed to pull harder. I was watching the temp. and it didnt seem to run any hotter or anything, but it generally seemed to come on-song nicely and opened alright too.

Of course, this is all very subjective, and it could just be that cool late-night air, or maybe I just drive like an old-lady these days ....

What are your thoughts ?

Anyone else tried it yet ?

What do you take of the 5% ethanol ?
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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:52 am 
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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:55 am 
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Pricey at $1.22 LITRE? You melbourne people have it so good, id love it if prices here in bendigo were the same as yours ! ! BP Ultimate, Optimax and all the other higher octane fuels are about $1.40 a litre, regular unleaded is about $1.30 or so...
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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:25 am 
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yeah when I go back home to Bendigo I dont even bother to go near the fuel station.........remember APCO when they had good fuel prices, I used to love that place hehehe.

Now Bendigo's fuel prices sucks a***

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:31 am 
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Apco, yeah i remember when they had good fuel prices. Was the cheapest in town at one stage. Now its not much better than the rest of them, however there is a fair bit to be said for the quality of their fuel ! ! !

Where abouts in Bendigo are you from? Havnt seen anybody else here thats actually from Bendigo !
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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:09 am 
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Spring Gully,

Yeah there fuel was pretty bad, but when I used to take Mums car out just for 1 hour blasts and waste a good 20 ltrs of fuel, i didnt care if the quality was good, just as long as it was cheap.

Which part are you from.......

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:19 am 
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Im out Marong Way... Middle of nowhere ! lol... Doesnt do much for my fuel bill each week ! Specially with the EA guzzling as much fuel as it does at the moment !
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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:31 am 
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is your first name Hayden by any chance??????

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:53 am 
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No sorry, its Vaughan. Dont know of a Hayden that lives out my way wither...
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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:53 pm 
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pricey? $1.22 a litre? for Optimax extreme????? FFS, i pay $1.25 a litre for ordinary ULP!

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:48 pm 
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Thanks twirqurky,

I dont make it over to the "ECU & Fuel System" forum much.

... sounds like some folks are really getting ripped on petrol prices, I just filled up at the Punt Rd servo as it was the closest. <shrug> ...
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Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:43 am 
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Damn it i havent seen anything on that down here. I used to go the Shell for LPG but since they kept running low and the pumps were always bung im back at BP again, paying $1.30/L for Ultimate :roll:

100 over the Ultimates 98 at BP, wouldnt think it would make a great deal of difference :?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:31 pm 
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i just filled up with optimax extreme today for 1.22 cents a litre and i can notice a difference in response and a smoother idle but will keep going and see what happens so far so good
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Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:51 pm 
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I wonder if that stuff is in sa yet? Might give it a go when i see that it makes it way to Victor. :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:23 pm 
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WE PAY $1.40 FOR NORMAL U.L.P AND YOU SAID 1.25 WAS PRICEY YOU GET IT SO GOOD .IT COST ME ANY WERE 90 TO $1OO DOLLARS A WEEK FOR FUEL
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