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Filled up with 99 RON

docurley Jan 4, 2006

  1. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Needed a splash and dash before I got to my local fill stop in Greenwich, as I was low and popped in to the Tesco on the Old Kent Road when I found they now have the 99 RON in that I keep herein about but could never find.

    Anyway I decided I would not just put in fiver worth but sling in twenty quid instead.

    Well /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif what a difference (note I always use super any way) the car pulls so much stronger and seems a lot smoother almost as smooth as my V6, and trust me it take a lot to be as smooth as a V6.

    I have to say it was worth paying the extra for the fuel as it made a great improvement over 97RON thatÂ’s for sure.
     
  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Well done mate, we in sunny wales don't get the luxury of the 99 ron, probably no good for tractors or something,lol
     
  3. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Only Tesco do it so maybe check-out your local and see if there getting it in.
     
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  5. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice find.

    Should be able to work all my trips round this. lol
     
  6. Mart

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    I only usually fill up at Tesco's, gotta love those club cards, noticed all 3 of my local ones I use are selling it. Will give it a go i think.
     
  7. madvw

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    YAY, there none near me /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif ... the missus usually hassles me about not filling at tesco's , whinging something about clubcard points...
     
  8. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    LOL,

    I think there gradually changing all pumps over time, as it was not available round here a few months ago.
     
  9. duncansaunders

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    Apparently it used 5% bio-ethanol - so we are doing our bit for the environment too.

    Write up in this months EVO magazine where Optimax, BP Ultimate, Tesco 99 were tested against Shell 97 and Asda normal unleaded.
     
  10. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    And the result was!!!!!!
     
  11. duncansaunders

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    Tesco 99 good midrange
    BP Ultimate best top end
    Optimax better than Shell 95 but not as good as BP Ultimate
    Tesco 95 a bit variable - from many different suppliers
    Asda 95 a bit variable but one lot was very good. - From many different suppliers.
    105 octane race fuel gave very good results.
    All the above are for a current Golf GTI (2.0T). The Golf made more than the manufacturers claimed power on all of the fuels and 20hp more on some!

    The BMW M5 did not benefit from the higher octane fuels but was producing about 40hp more than stock anyway!

    My feeling was that the Tesco 99 is probably worth a few pence per litre to me - I get most of my fuel from Tesco anyway.

    The Tesco 99 comes from one source in the South East at the moment hence its limited availability.

    Saw an item on the news this morning indicating that there is a government target to be using 5% bio-fuels by 2010.
     
  12. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Well seeing as very few people go top end speed the 99RON from Tesco is the one to by.
     
  13. duncansaunders

    duncansaunders New Member

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    89.9p / litre at my local Tesco :)
     
  14. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    cheaper than mine I payed 91.9p at the Old Kent Road
     
  15. Mart

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    Filled up yesterday for 90.9. drove from essex to Warwick, I got a better MPG on the journey!
     
  16. Stringster

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    Strangely mine doesnt seem to like the 99 as much as optimax.
    Pricey down here though - 95.9
     
  17. Mart

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    WOW, 95.9, that's a bit harsh, I've found it for 90.9!
    With normal 95 at 87.9
    Maybe I ought to try Optimax, got a Shell garage I pass often, see what that does!
     
  18. shagga

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    Total Exellium flicks my switch at the moment.
     

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