Discussion in 'Motors' started by miniyazz, 3 Jul 2012.
What's the car out of curiosity?
Just use Super Unleaded instead of normal unleaded. Use Shell VPower if possible and get yourself a shell fuel card
Chipping Norton shell for one
So they only have 95 Unleaded and regular diesel? Odd!
You mean the one on Google street view that has vpower on the pumps furthest from the roundabout?
They do, in fact they have the diesel V Power as well.
There is at least 16 pumps there.
..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
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
Should I be disconnecting the battery to 'reset' the ECU or anything?
No it'll figure it out itself.
Just stick with the cheaper 95 stuff tbh.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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
I shouldn't be surprised.
I'd definately use Super but I wouldnt go to the trouble of seeking out 98, 97 is sufficient.
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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