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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by amarveer, Dec 14, 2003.

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    how many miles do u lot get from a full tank of fuel???
    and also wats he best fuel to use in your opinion. thanks lads
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    I only use Shell Optimax.

    i get about 300 odd miles to a tank + or -

    both when remapped or standard.
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    HAHA, I use diesel and they pretty much like anything. BP ULTIMA WOOOOOOOW.

    I get 40-60, all depends on how I drive and what journeys take.

    44.0 mpg o town driving

    50, sometimes even 60.0 mpg on motorway, don't ask i must drive weird or something although I do 70 bob on but 60mpg is very rare. I usually get around 45ish.

    Dave
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    about 300 miles to a tank. Optimax only.
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    i use optimax and doing a gental run on a motorway doing 70-75mph i got 390 miles to the tank running on chipped.

    i then had to fill up with a lesser brand half tank so i could get home and get the optimax again, the lesser brand was naff to say the least doing 80 miles it had nearly all gone again so it shows you get what you pay for
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    Optimax, averages about 240-270 miles/tank pretty consistently.
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    Optimax

    300 on the casual journey
    250 on the enjoyable journey
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    [ QUOTE ]
    DaveA3Turbo said:
    HAHA, I use diesel and they pretty much like anything. BP ULTIMA WOOOOOOOW.

    I get 40-60, all depends on how I drive and what journeys take.

    44.0 mpg o town driving

    50, sometimes even 60.0 mpg on motorway, don't ask i must drive weird or something although I do 70 bob on but 60mpg is very rare. I usually get around 45ish.

    Dave

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    I wouldn't trade S3 performance for 40-60mpg! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    audi girl said:
    Optimax, averages about 240-270 miles/tank pretty consistently.

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    Ditto, and I only use optimax, even if its a bit of a drive to get to, as Rich A3T will testify /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    I always refill at 1/4 tank (old habits from my 1969 escort and it's dodgy guage die hard), and get about 320 miles from Optimax or BPUltimate, but only about 270 from other fuels. Non-chipped 1.8T, commute about 15 miles, 10 on fast A-roads, 5 in crappy stop-go traffic.
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    Does anyone know what the Octane measure is for BP Ultima. Did you notice how BP suddenly switched over to it - even providing a leaflet - which told you absolutely nothing about the fuel constituent. Why not?

    Being paranoid I subscribe to any available conspiracy theory so on this occasion I am certain someone is trying to hide the answer from me. A petrol pump attendant told me "it was like Optimax" but I could tell by the look of his tiepin that he was lying.
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    From http://subsites.bp.com/ultimate/uk/petrol/default.asp :

    "BP Ultimate Unleaded has a research octane level of 97, which is higher than standard unleaded petrol, which has a research octane level of 95. This, on average, gives increased power in certain vehicles."
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    Considering it's "only" 97 ron, it's bloody expensive!

    I put some in last night and it was 83.9, whereas Optimax is 78.9 at a petrol station down the road! Unfortunately, the Shell garage was shut otherwise I'd have gone there...
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    It's a con then, just as I suspected!
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    about 250 miles to a tank...........with fun driving added /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Golf Bygone said:
    It's a con then, just as I suspected!

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    indeed it is, its just rebadged super unleaded basically, go with optimax, thats 98.5 RON, normal super unleaded cant touch it.
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    I get between 260 & 300 miles for 3/4 of a tank.

    I start getting close to the 30 mpg & 300 miles mark, then the weekend arrives & it goes to pieces!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    always go for optimax, looks like i'm not the only one. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Get about 250 to the tank, just love the speed no matter and have to go for it. No point having fast car otherwise!

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    does the mixing of both unleaded and optimax cause problems, i mean i don't always find it convenient to fully empty the tank before refilling...

    driving about in london, i dont think i can't see much difference with using either of the fuels... difficult to measure..
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    I think it just dilutes the effect of the Optimax, if that makes sense...
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    I am guessing, but half a tank of Optimax (98 RON) and half a tank of unleaded (95 RON) would just make a full tank of 96.5 RON petrol. Therefore you would have slightly more performance than unleaded petrol but not the same as full blown Optimax.
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