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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:25 pm 
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I have come across a few topics lately across the net that have had some members blowing up about the quality of certain brands of petrol. I'm not sure who to beleive as it seems to be very subjective.

My question is which is your preferred brand for both Unleaded and Unleaded Premium and why?

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:46 pm 
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I 'try' to stay away from Shell v-power, My car pings on it.

I seem to have best results with BP ultimate and Caltex Vortex

I also don't mind Safeway's premium (caltex i think)

so BP FTW for me.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:51 pm 
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I've just switch over to caltex premo from shell premo an my car loves it, feels more responsive an starts up 1st time every time now

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:54 pm 
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bah v-power all the way for the xr8. about 450k's to 62ltr tank. smooth idle

a tank of bp and it runs like s**t i get less k's and it pings.

caltex imo is rubbish. would much rather run diesel

only used mobil once or twice so cant really give my opinion on that

and i avoid liberty and all other independent servos like the plague

just my 2c

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:55 pm 
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BP or Shell in LPG for me.
BP or Vortex in prem though.
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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:17 pm 
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RedRoo wrote:
BP or Shell in LPG for me.
BP or Vortex in prem though.
agreed,bp-mobil-shell

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:46 pm 
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what do you guys think of the new premium ethanol blend. I think its 10% ethanol and 90% PULP.

I have run it for a while now and have had no probs. It is cheaper PULP.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:56 pm 
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I dont understand why every1 seems to think v-power is crap and ultimate is the best. Its like every1 hears it by mouth and word and then it becomes general knowledge, mine runs better on v-power then the other stuff.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:25 pm 
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TKFDXR8 wrote:
what do you guys think of the new premium ethanol blend. I think its 10% ethanol and 90% PULP.

I have run it for a while now and have had no probs. It is cheaper PULP.


my car starts and runs good on all unleaded fuels (normal driving) but under harsh load (extreme thrash conditions) i find with the premium e 10(ethonol blend)the car to be very slow to respond and i get a metho like smell. also it runs hotter and pings at low rpm @ full throttle.
i found that shell v-power and bp ulimate run ok(no pinging or running hot) just not as responsive..
but i found that my car runs best on caltex vortex 98 and mobil synergy 98..i can give it a huge boot full in all conditions without pinging of running hot..
i can use normal unleaded if i drive like a granny lol...but any lead footing it and hello mr ping.lol
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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:19 pm 
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Only 98 we get down here is BP Ultimate.

Personally, i think the place you buy the fuel from can have a bigger effect than the brand of fuel you buy...

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:26 pm 
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TKFDXR8 wrote:
what do you guys think of the new premium ethanol blend. I think its 10% ethanol and 90% PULP.

I have run it for a while now and have had no probs. It is cheaper PULP.


stay away from any ethanol fuels. EL fairmont was run on e10 fuels for a few months ( like over 6) - result = burnt out valves, fcked fuel lines and fuel pump.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:35 pm 
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I have no probs with Boost98, in fact I think I had a good run with it once.

I'm sure the 50cm of rubber fuel line i have can handle ethanol, and I think engine rev outs cause more damage than a bees wang of sugar.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:41 pm 
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I top up the "tank" (as in big car - military machinery etc :P ) every saturday at Caltex with $50, first fill up LPG, generally around the $35 mark @ 70.9 c/pl and make up the remainder of the $50 with Vortex 98 for cold starting purposes and a little weekend hooning in the industrial estate to "test my engine tweeks" ( that's what I tell the missus anyway :lol: ) besides the usual power loss between lpg and petrol, I have found that the old girl responds best to the vortex! HUGE noticable difference in power! I have tried the BP and Shell premiums but didn't feel much gain over standard ULP or running on gas :? My vote goes to Vortex 98. and Caltex LPG.
PS. Just thought I would mention that my LPG installer advised me to stay well clear of BP LPG. Said it was "dirty gas" and not good for the car, used it once and sure enough I had my first major induction backfire the next morning after filling on BP. Should have listened to the guy I suppose, havn't been back to BP. Coincidence??? Not willing to risk it!
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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:41 pm 
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I use either BP ultimate or Shell V-power, i cant tell the difference between the two and i dont think there is any difference between them its just the name.

 

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Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:45 am 
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ive posted on a few of these topics. long winded responces.

short answer, BP, then caltex then let it starve before going near Shell

 

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