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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. cuprabaz

    cuprabaz Racing 2020VT

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    I have stopped using optimax after getting a lecture about how it gums/fu*ks car sensors from countless people in the motorsport business. Plus i'm not keen on the way it makes the inside of the manifold, turbo, downpipe and exhaust ORANGE.

    Sainbury's super for me from now on. I don't notice any difference in perfomance and anyone that says they can notice 2-6bhp is telling porky's!!:D

    All the fuel in scotland is from BP grangemouth so 97 ron is 97 ron no matter which pump it's from. Saying that Optimax has got other crap in it that the other don't.
     
  2. mark_20vt

    mark_20vt yaksamash...

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    i run on tesco all the time now... car drives smoother and average mpg is now around 30-31mpg instead of optimax which sat at about 27! shame tesco have just noticed that they were selling it too cheap and have upped the prices
     
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    CupraUK Pushing on

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    I use it all the time now too. Ours is 103.3
     
  4. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    Atherton, thats where I get mine from.
     
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    cheers.... that about 1/2 mile from me, i always use the Middlebrook Tesco, and they dont do it
     
  6. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    Same here!!
    It was 95.9p around 3 weeks ago which was a bargain considering you get a voucher when spending £50 or more in store, which we do every Friday. This entitles you to 5p off per litre.
    Its now 100.9p which ends up back at 95.9p after using the voucher.

    Actually, I see you have an S3. I had a bit of fun with one down the A6 (from Checkerbent Roundabout to Fourlane ends where were we both then turned down Newbrook Road towards Atherton) late one Saturday night a couple months or so ago. It now has me wondering if it was you as its not everyday you come across an S3. I drive a Silver Golf GTI.
     
    #26 GaryM, Jul 30, 2006
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    no it wasnt me. was it a noggy blue one?, as there is another one in this area
     
  8. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    It was dark in colour so hard to see properly through a rear tinted window.
    Nice cars though quite rare compared to other models.
     
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    Optimax is being phased out i believe for shell v-power i believe

    http://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?threadid=120721

    A brand new 100+ ron is going to replace later this month.

    The only 2 shell garages that were within 20miles of me have now both closed for BP garages :( Luckily im moving house soon though:)

    I wonder though if it will make any difference, can the ecu advance that far forward to take full benefit of the new fuel or will it need to be mapped for 100+
     
    #29 Mitchy, Aug 17, 2006
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