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Shell Optimax

Discussion in 'Motors' started by rscosworth, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. rscosworth

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    Guys,

    Today i filled up my bike tank with 13quids worth of shell optimax

    When filling up i noticed that it differed from the usual unleaded smell - not an unpleasant smell but just different.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Nozzer

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    It's the smell of the extra horses they melt down for the extra power.
     
  3. William

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    Liquid VTEC.
     
  4. Matt82

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    bp ultimate smells of onion imo.

    a guy on another forum with the same golf as me but with an induction kit and the same chip got 177bhp whereas i only got 172bhp on the same rollers. turns out he was on optimax and i was on unleaded. the tuner told me that mine was knocking the timing back at the lower end. im now going to do a few tanks of optimax or ultimate and see what it does.


    now that the car is healthy it could be a right result
     
  5. RiPz

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    Optimax has a much sweeter smell than regular unleaded, its also a nice blue colour :)

    Havent tasted optimax, but regular unleaded tastes horrible... perhaps optimax tastes of toffee ? :D
     
  6. Nozzer

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    Drink some and find out.

    And video it.
     
  7. Freefaller

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    I don't know about the smell but on the mx5 it certainly does make a difference now it's being forced induced.

    Fuel smells like fuel to me. i.e. Fantastic! :D

    Though there is nothing to beat the smell of Jet A fuel first thing in the morning after a long night of debauchery and it's your turn to go up! ;)
     
  8. William

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    Don't know about you guys but I love the smell of aviation fuel.
     
  9. Zip

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    Ive never smelt it personally :o
     
  10. Nozzer

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    Has someone else smelt it for you?
     
  11. Zip

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    My little brother might have, atleast hes been on a plane :p

    Ive never even been on a plane before :o
     
  12. Dandle

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    Thats kinda weird.
     
  13. 6thElement

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    I detest the smell of aviation fumes, shame I fly so much :/
     
  14. Gilly

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    I can't remember what aviation fuel smells like.

    I love the smell of petrol though. 4star was the best.

    Diesel stinks nasty.
     
  15. Freefaller

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    Tell me about it :/

    Though I still love Jet-A fuel! :D
     
  16. kaiowas

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    Whatever they put in speedway bikes (I assume it's the 2 stroke oil?) smells fantastic. Used to go once a year with dads work and I loved the smell.

    We've got some Jet-A around here atm although I've not been near enough to smell it.
     
  17. Will Gill

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    my fav smell thats motor related is the smell of a two stroke :cool:

    aviation fuel makes me puke, thats probably coz i utterly hate flying
     
  18. lukechad

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    I am the total opposite mate, 2 strokes STINK! Aviation fuel smells awesome :D
     
  19. William

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    Solvent abusers anonymous.... :D
     
  20. Acolyte

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    2 Stroke smells fowl, normal unleaded = :cool: