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    Shell Optimax

    How much difference does it actually make? I filled her up last night and it felt so much smoother and quicker through the gears.

    Was this just in my head or it this true??

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    Re: Shell Optimax

    I used shell optimax on my 1.8T before i got it mapped & it made a real noticable difference!

    Even the missus used to comment the extra was worth it!

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    Re: Shell Optimax

    It does work, its good 4 the engine 2. Stop it from struggling b'coz of the higher octane amount.

    Try the BP Ultimate, i've tried that on several occassions, its the same octane and its noticable 2.

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    Re: Shell Optimax

    I use it too & reckon I get about half-a-mile-per gallon extra when using it compared to other fuels.

    It's not much and I have no idea if it's worth it on a Pence Per Mile comparison, but like someone else has pointed out it is also supposed to be good for the engine.

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    Re: Shell Optimax

    i use Mobile Xnergy 8000, BP ultimate sometimes.
    Shell here only got 96

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    Re: Shell Optimax

    Next time you're in Germany look out for Shell V-Power, it is 100 RON and is sulphur free. However, don't confuse it with V-Power in Holland which is only 95 RON.

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    Re: Shell Optimax

    i was a religious user of optimax for 6 months, but noticed no real difference. I then switched to BP Ultimate and noticed a difference straight away..am getting about mid 40's mpg!

 

 

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