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Where to get 98 RON?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by miniyazz, 3 Jul 2012.

  1. Matt82

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    What's the car out of curiosity?
     
  2. StonedPenguin

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    Who's Ron?

    :D
     
  3. Fr0dders

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    as above

    Just use Super Unleaded instead of normal unleaded. Use Shell VPower if possible and get yourself a shell fuel card :)
     
  4. Simon

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    Chipping Norton shell for one
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    So they only have 95 Unleaded and regular diesel? Odd!
     
  6. paradigm

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    You mean the one on Google street view that has vpower on the pumps furthest from the roundabout?
     
  7. aproctor

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    They do, in fact they have the diesel V Power as well.

    There is at least 16 pumps there.
     
  8. miniyazz

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    Mk4 Golf :D

    ..2.8L V6 4motion.

    Got me one of those when I filled up at a convenient Shell passing through Stoke. Decent price, too.. seems like Shrewsbury's about a penny or two more expensive for the regular stuff, but nearer 10p more for the good stuff, compared to Stoke :(
     
  9. Matt82

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    the manual will quote different power figures for 95ron and 98ron.

    may as well run a few tanks and see what the mpg difference is
     
  10. miniyazz

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    Should I be disconnecting the battery to 'reset' the ECU or anything? :p
     
  11. Minstadave

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    No it'll figure it out itself.
     
  12. One

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    Just stick with the cheaper 95 stuff tbh.
     
  13. Fr0dders

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    why buy a car with a powerful V6 engine and then purposefully use a fuel that will result in it developing less power ?

    Granted its only a single, maybe barely double figure reduction, but still. Kind of defeats the point doesnt it ?

    Especially for the £4.40 a tank extra it costs (assuming a 55 litre tank) If you fill up every week thats £228.80 extra over a year. Your road fund license for 6 months is probably more.
     
  14. miniyazz

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    Why?



    Incidentally, is a remap (usually not much point with this engine because it's n/a) going to offer a significant improvement if set up for 98 or 99 RON?
     
  15. Matt82

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    from memory the biggest difference is peak torque

    and if you werent interested in power then what were you doing buying a 2.8 v6 etc
     
  16. Matt82

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    do some searching, from memory those use motronic me7.5. if so, get an obd lead and lemmiwinks and you can also the ignition timing (globally) for simple easy gains
     
  17. One

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    I don't have £230 to spend on the single, maybe barely double figure increase in power. I think the V6 will have significantly more power than the 1600cc version.

    I can't believe that you think buying a V6 and running the 95RON fuel means the whole thing is pointless and you should have got the 1.2 it's bonkers logic. A V6 on 95RON fuel will still be better than a smaller engine car on 99RON fuel.
     
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  18. Fr0dders

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    If you'r worried about an extra £230 a year, what on earth are you doing buying a performance car like a Golf V6 4motion ?

    But then again, since your past motoring highlights include asking if you can get away with driving without insurance in Europe

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18387567

    I shouldn't be surprised.
     
  19. [TW]Fox

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    I'd definately use Super but I wouldnt go to the trouble of seeking out 98, 97 is sufficient.
     
  20. Minstadave

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    I was thinking about this the other day, so 95 RON gives you less power - However this only really matters when you're driving at wide open throttle, because if you're driving at 90% throttle and short of a few horses, just open the throttle more surely?
     
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