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Tesco 99 ron fuel

Discussion in '(Archived) Engine Discussion and Tuning' started by GaryM, Jun 17, 2006.

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  1. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    Has Tesco 97 SUL been replaced by 99 SUL?
    My local Tesco's now have 95 UL and 99 SUL but no 97 SUL.

    I think I'll try some instead of Optimax when I next fill up.
     
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    We have had it for a while, i am still using optimax after trying Tesco 99ron for about 1000miles. I did not like it.
     
  3. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    Cheers Gary, think I'll try it at some point though as the Tesco's in question is about a quarter of a mile from my house compared to the nearest Shell garage being around 8 miles away.
     
  4. mrcoyote

    mrcoyote See no evil...

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    We've got Tesco 99 down here as well. I have to say that even though it's (slightly) better than normal 95, my car doesn't like it as much as Optimax or even BP Utimate. It's hard to describe, but it just doesn't feel as smooth. :shrug:
     
  5. lukecupra2001

    lukecupra2001 Smoogie And Proud

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    same again my leon dnt like it.defo better on optimax
     
  6. CupraUK

    CupraUK Pushing on

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    Mine runs better on the Tesco than Optimax. I guess it depends on the car and the remap.
     
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    mines better on tesco 99 as well
     
  8. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    Mine is currently running fine on Tesco's 99, been using it for a week now.
    Currently 95.9p compared to Optimax being around the £1 mark. I actually paid £1.05 for Optimax on the way back from Crail last weekend!!!!
     
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    dalepearson Gadget Freak

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    Still only have the 97 RON at my local Tesco.
     
  10. TheOtherSimon

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    Tesco's 99RON is actually from Greenergy, and is a 5% bioethanol fuel with an equivalent additives package to Optimax. Note that it has nothing to do with normal Tesco petrol.

    My other half's Alfa loves the Tesco stuff, and runs like a dog on Optimax, so not all cars are built the same.

    Coming soon, BP are doing a 102RON fuel...

    Simon.
     
  11. cu51pra

    cu51pra black ibiza cupra

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    morrisons are already doing 102ron but its nearly £2 a litre
     
  12. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo a.k.a James

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    I'll have to check out our local Tesco station and see if they're doing it... I couldn't find it in the Midlands when it first appeared.
     
  13. dj_bigfella

    dj_bigfella 1.8 20vt

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    i always used tesco 99 and did find that it ran pretty well. But then my engine management light come up for some reason. As soon as i stopped the light went off!!
     
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    garry where did u get the 99ron from which tesc'os. cheers
     
  15. karlosR

    karlosR TORQUEY, NOISEY V6

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    i run my LCR on tesco 99ron and went on the rollers here www.powerstation.org.uk you can see the results for my STANDARD car in my signature!
     
  16. CupraUK

    CupraUK Pushing on

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    Nice one, even more impressive given the temperatures at the moment. (I assume you have a 225?) Mine ran 191bhp when standard but it was cold.
     
  17. Madmile

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    On Marton road next to the southern cross.
     
  18. NWhiteley

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    anyone in the Bolton area seen any local Tesco's with this 99 ron gas?
     
  19. karlosR

    karlosR TORQUEY, NOISEY V6

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    yeah mine is a standard 225 model LCR and that was after a "spirited" 140-150 mile drive from bedford to tewkesbury with not a lot of time to cool down. 11 bhp over standard isn't bad, i'm putting it down to the fuel and the fact that both intercoolers were fed with plenty of cold air.
     
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    cheers :D
     

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