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Diesel Fuel Recommendations

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    I am not sure if it has been covered but does anyone have any opinions on what is the best diesel?

    Shell V-Power, Fuel Save, BP Ultimate, Supermarket, Etc

    I have a brand new 11 plate 2.0TDI 170 S-tronic and never had diesel before.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Personally I tend to stick to standard Shell Diesel myself and add in some Millers Fuel Additive with every fill.

    Paul
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    With the price of fuel now diesel is diesel to me.. every 5th tank or so i stick some redex diesel treatment in and that's it.
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    I just use vpower diesel, its only like an extra 3 quid per tank compared to standard fuel save.
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    There is an article in What Car at the moment...

    http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/are-sup ... ity/256405

    http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/are-sup ... -up/256405

    You may find it useful, but the so called "performance" fuels dont really add any economy to cost benefit at all. I find no difference in my 2.0d x type between fuels, so just stick with Tesco, as i get clubcard pts. When I collect my A3 on monday, I will see how it goes and try Shell, but i doubt i will see any benefits, so in the long term, i will just stick with Tesco.
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    Shell Fuel Save is my preferred choice
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    Shell fuel save here also... although most fuels come from the same refinery its the big brands that add cleaning agents etc. Although I think i've read that Tesco fuels are ESSO??
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    If you have a DPF (you do) then stick to branded fuel - BP/Shell.

    Cheaper supermarket has more kerosene in it and will cause a little more smoke which in turn makes the DPF work a little harder!

    In my previous 170 if I put a tank of tesco fuel in I would get the DPF light on every few hundered miles. If I used BP fuel then It would be on once in a blue moon.

    You can tell if the car is in regen as it will idle at 1000 rpm.
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    It actually varies from store to store believe it or not.

    I have to say, shell fuel save made a slight improvement when I filled my jag up with it. As it costs the same as standard fuel its worth trying.
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