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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by astroham, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. astroham

    astroham New Member

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    I am just curious as to what people opinions on the best and or worst petrol to run in their car ...
    Just to be clear i like performance out of my car ... i have never gotten as good economy as anyone else and it probably isn't going to change
     
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    BP ultimate. i can tell u what most ppl are going to say :p
     
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    I'm happy with E85
     
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    I honestly can't find any difference between BP Ultimate, Shell Optimax, and Caltex Vortex 98.
     
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    Shell V Power. Makes my SS as fast as a Ferrari.
     
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    This is from a Dyno performance tune shop tests by taking swaps of different fuels and analyzing contents.

    Bp ultimate is the best quality fuel.

    V-power 98 isn't actually 98 octane, used to be the top but after testing its not the best. It's all talk and advertising.

    Caltex 91 is very bad for ur car full stop. Lol
    Iv heard stories where brand new cars after first refill wouldn't start on caltex 91 unleaded.
     
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    most tuners recommend bp ultimate
     
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    heyitsEnricoPallazzo Big block Alloytec

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    My old sportbike which had 12.5:1 compression used to ping and idle rough on Shell 98.
     
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    I will have to disagree on that... E85 is the best quality fuel and cleanest.
     
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    I will have to disagree on that. LPG is the best quality fuel and cleanest with a 108 RON rating to boot!
     
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    a couple of mates that run old chitty chitty bang bang harleys cant use v-power in their bikes, they run as rough as buggery.i use bp ultimate because mines tuned, ive had half shell and half bp in the tank and from the rough idle they dont seem to like each other i know that. but hey we're getting screwed anyway for the price, might as well run the best of the 4 mainstream premo's which in my case is bp.
     
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    Lol, where do u get that from in Melb???
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    This is one of those questions ask 10 people the same question you'll likely receive varying results.

    I have always stuck with BP Ultimate, same servo, same petrol bowser even. I can't say I've ever had an issue so I'll stick with that.
     
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    Mines tuned on Bp ultimate, its good stuff!
     
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    BP Ultimate is the most constant mixture, because it all comes from the same refinery. Other 98 PULP fuels can come from multiple refineries so the fuel can differentiate.

    I run a BP service station but I still go back to Mobil to get my 98 RON petrol. Purely because I know their policies and procedures were much stricter than BP's, and i've met the head of the BP fuels section and I wasn't impressed. But they're fairly confident in their fuels, and will put their name on the line to stress that their Ultimate fuel is the best in the market.

    As a side note, I have no doubt BP make the best 95 RON PULP as its so close to their BP Ultimate. Its got a much better additive mix than most 95 RON PULP's which often have next to no additives. Most 95 PULPS are just a 95 octane rating fuel that simply meets the PULP standards, without the extra additive mixture of most of your 98 RON PULP's, but BP's is more of a 95 octane rating version of the 98 Ultimate.
     
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    E85 is 108 octane, what are you talking about... E85 is the distributor for the v8 supercars by Fuel control which I know the managing director of.
    Fuel Control Australia » Race Fuel E85
    Have a look at the website.

    But as said, BP is my favourite too.
     
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    when i was on petrol i always used shell optimax, but ive been using a straight gas research system for years and wouldnt go back to petrol.
     
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    E85 has a 110 RON...
     
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    You do realise that they didn't 'choose' E85 over other fuels, and they didn't choose it because its the best fuel. You realise the reasons behind the V8 Supercars change to E85?
     

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