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Just wanted to know whether ethanol can be bad for a vs. i recently started using shells new 100% octane fuel thinking it would keep my car running cleaner since i have had injectors cleaned and a few bits here and there done to her
 

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shell optimax extreme fuel has less ethanol in it then the normal optimax so its better then runing normal optimax hope thats a help
 

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yea too good thanks buddy
 

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WILD VR CLUBBY said:
shell optimax extreme fuel has less ethanol in it then the normal optimax so its better then runing normal optimax hope thats a help
Optimax 98 has ethenol added????? do you know how much %
 

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nah cant remember the % i know the optimax extreme is around the 5% mark i think normal optimax is like 10% dont quote me on that but
 

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I thought Shell didnt add ethanol in there fuels, because there are stations which say that there fuels have 10% ethanol, I thought the big guns didnt put it in.
 

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holden007 said:
I thought Shell didnt add ethanol in there fuels, because there are stations which say that there fuels have 10% ethanol, I thought the big guns didnt put it in.
Good point...thats what i thought

???
 

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shell extra optimax has 5% ethanol, not sure about straight optimax
 

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IMO I wouldnt waste money buying a premium fuel that has ethanol added to it.
Ethanol is tax free for the petrol companies so optimax extreme should be cheaper than standard optimax which, as far as I know doesnt contain ethanol. I use E10 which is 95 RON and is 2 cents per ltr cheaper than standard unleaded and I am getting 9lt/100km on 60% highway 40% city. Im happy with that.
 

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don't bother with anything ethanol unless your fuel system (ie tank, lines, breathers) are absolutely 100%.
Ethanol is hydroscopic and it will ruin tanks lines and engine if water gets in (promoting rust)
 
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