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Facelift Which fuel v-power or regular (Yet Another fuel thread)

B5NUT Sep 22, 2017

  1. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    So it's been almost 10 years since my last petrol engine, and thinking about what fuel to chuck in it. Now on my diesels I use v-power as it's a far cleaner fuel, I get much less soot out the back-end compared to normal shell fuel, I know this 100% as I don't need to clean the pipes or the rear end as much (A6 C6 cat based 3.0TDI with S6 tailpipes).

    Now I know you don't get much rubbish from petrol, but engines can coke-up even using 99ron fuels. So do I pay the extra or stick with regular. My petrol engine will be the 1.5 TFSI.

    Also my local shell station was not long ago rebuilt and new tanks installed, and don't really like the local BP station, and I don't live anywhere near tesco so cannot use there fuel. So that is why the thread is based around shell fuel.
     
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  3. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Registered User

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    Shell really is a premium fuel, last time I went it was 12p a litre dearer than Tesco, now I know you said you don't have a local Tesco so there only seems to be one option for you. I might try Shell again now that it's finally running properly.


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  4. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    My local shell station is not bad on prices it's a few pence more expensive, but they appear to want more volume and lower prices as it's always busy during the day.
     
  5. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    I went from V-Power to Costco's 99 ron....can't tell any difference at all! Apart from the price, works out about £6 less per tank.
     
  6. S15THM

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    Tesco Momentum 99. Pops & Bangs better on it too.
     
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    Hmm interesting, I've always stuck with Shell V Power - I need to fill up tomorrow, going to give it a bash.
     
  8. Boydie

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    For a 1.5tfsi I would just stick with regular 95 ron fuel, doubt very much you'd see any performance difference with higher ron, more expensive fuel

    We use regular unleaded 95 ron for our 1.8TFSI and works perfectly
     
  9. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Registered User

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    Any forced induction car will benefit from higher octane fuel. The Ecu can adjust ignition timing further on 99Ron than is possible with 95Ron. Most places that remap advise using super unleaded fuel.


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