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WHAT FUEL SHOULD I RUN MY S3 ON???

Harveysmith Oct 30, 2013

  1. Harveysmith

    Harveysmith Member

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    Hi guys, just bought my first S3 and was wondering what fuel I should run it on and how often to use redex?
     
  2. sabers

    sabers Active Member

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    v-power nitro :)
     
  3. prt57

    prt57 Active Member

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    If you look at the inside of the filler cap door it will tell you 98 Ron then 95 Ron. The car has to be able to run on 95 as not all markets have 98+. Power will be down though on 95.
    Mine drinks v power nitro.
     
  4. gazzer_s3

    gazzer_s3 Member

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    V Power Nitro or Tesco Momentum 99
     
  5. Dave-S3

    Dave-S3 Active Member

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    V POWER
     
  6. vivalacoulter

    vivalacoulter Active Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S5

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    Tesco momentum is pretty good quality and not as pricey as v-power.
     
  7. perazzi

    perazzi Active Member

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    Truthfully, mine runs on 98 - usually V Power, around 70% of the time.

    Equally truthfully, I don't notice the difference the other 30% of the time.

    In fact if I'm being honest, if I'm doing a long motorway run, what's the point? It's not like I'm going to notice any difference...

    P
     
  8. crmatthews

    crmatthews New Member

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    I always use Tesco Momentum 99 in mine!
     
  9. Muzza80

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

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    Tesco 99 or V-Power, it's a high performance engine and importantly higher octane fuel reduces the chances of detonation, not only does your S3 run better on 99 but it's also much safer for it if you drive hard.
     
  10. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Momentum 99 since the day I got it...
     
  11. davc

    davc Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 quattro s tronic saloon

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    Tesco Momentum or Nitro for me.
     
  12. Audi Dynamik

    Audi Dynamik Well-Known Member

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    Nitro V Power, Quality fuel :thumbsup:
     
  13. perazzi

    perazzi Active Member

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    The fuel companies must love us.

    We are SO indoctrinated.

    I wonder though, really, what the actual difference is - forgetting the double nectar points...:yes:


    It would be nice to have a proper scientific appraisal.


    P
     
  14. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    1 smells a bit more petrolly than the other?

    How scientific is that? ... As long as my car moves then i'm happy :)
     
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  15. Muzza80

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

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    There's plenty of detailed rolling road fuel comparisons around, have a search on Google :)
     
  16. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    Well the v-power has 99 octanes per *an amount* where the normal has 95

    Thats all i know :p very informative aha
     
  17. buz

    buz Flat out

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    No map - Normal unleaded

    Mapped - V Power/Tesco 99
     
  18. Dave-S3

    Dave-S3 Active Member

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    Says on the fuel cap 95 min 98 or higher is optimum!
     
  19. Keane

    Keane Active Member

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    I Always use momentum or shell v power👍👍 the odd time I haven't I can defo tell the difference!
     
  20. Dean_T

    Dean_T Active Member

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    V power, religiously.

    No point in having a performance or mapped car and using a low octane petrol
     
  21. DeckedS3

    DeckedS3 Well-Known Member

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    ditto....
     
  22. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    For the clubcard points... 99!
     
  23. s3_sid

    s3_sid Active Member

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    Yeah use v power mate basically the higher the obtain rating the more the car can control the ignition as it's less likely to detonate under compression the more control you have if when it combusts means you can get more power also thinks like v power into have chemicals in to clean injection systems ect
     
  24. MB RS3

    MB RS3 Member

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    V Power Nitro or Tesco Momentum 99 (Great for clubcard points :icon_thumright: lol)
     

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