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I filled up with 'non-optimax' fuel..

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by noodle, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. noodle
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    and it's rubbish! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif The car feels much more sluggish through acceleration and when crusing in 5/6th.

    I didn't really think it'd make that much difference, hence the re-fill with normal unleaded, but I was wrong, so much so that I filled up again tonight, from 1/2 a tank with Optimax.

    Just thought I'd share it with y'all. Optimax rules (until something new comes along! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif)

    Laters
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    i agree wiv that, optimax is the way 4ward.
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    non optimax fuel as in another RON 97 or RON 95 type fuel. I regulary use Esso's 97 Fuel and it's fine!
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    I agree, had to fight hard with mine all the way home to get it to feel as good as it does with Optimax ....fortunately only put £20 of BP'97 so will be back to normal for the weekend /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Mind over matter - what has optimax got apart from regular RON 97 (apart from some X Top gear presenter sounding a Tw@t on the radio).

    RON 97 is RON 97 no matter what they claim to do with it.

    Unless I'm mistaken that Optimax is in-fact not RON 97?
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    where is it from ?? not heard of it til i came on here
    which producer ??

    with petrol costing so much and the way i drive i just used bog-standard cheap arse supermarket petrol unless im caught out (95RON)

    i drive only at weekends as i work in city and i still get thru a tank at weekends just driving local

    av mpg=28 !?!?!?! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    neversaydie said:
    Mind over matter - what has optimax got apart from regular RON 97 (apart from some X Top gear presenter sounding a Tw@t on the radio).

    RON 97 is RON 97 no matter what they claim to do with it.

    Unless I'm mistaken that Optimax is in-fact not RON 97?

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    Shell guarantee it is at least 98.5 Ron so it's nearly as much difference as 95-97.
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    I always use Optimax, car doesn't seem the same on other fuels!
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    Apart from my A3 I run a z3 //M Roadster, I've never really noticed the difference between 95 / 98 RON but I must admit it is a continual debate on the www.zroadster.net forum.

    Maybe its a turbo thing!
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    I'm sure I can feel the difference already. The car seems more perky at lower rev's, as oppose to the sluggish feel from the standard 95ron fuel.

    So I am happy again /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Still need a chip tho!

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Wizard said:
    ... So S3 MCD dont expect to fill your car up and it just pick up again...

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    I wont, thats why I only put enough '97 to get me to where I had to get.... mines only had about 3 tanks of non OPTIMAX in the last 50k miles, I notice the difference every time I get caught out!
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    velcro said:
    i would love to use optimax but my nearest outlet is over 20 miles away so i never get the change to use it for more than the odd tank here or there /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

    I can get BP Ultimate local, would it be worth using that instead or is it not much better then RON95??

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    You should be putting super-unleaded in as a minimum anyway! The S3 is designed to run on 97 so you are effectively de-tuning it slightly by using 95.

    If you can't get optimax, put some BP stuff in as it tends to be cheaper than super.

    Cheers
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    No seriously you do feel the difference big time! Accelerator feels heavy without!
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    in europe they have the new optimac which is 100 RON. its all over germany and near the nurburing.. they should get some of that over here...
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