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Old 11-16-2004, 20:31   #1 (permalink)
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BP Ultimate Vs Shell Optimax

I am sure there are a few threads regarding this topic already.
But my father inlaw told me i am a fool for using Optimax 'coz it stuffs ya motor'.
He knows this fella who owns a performance road bike shop in brisbane, and he told him they had 2 test bikes that were exactly the same. One they filled up with only BP Ultimate, and the other only Shell Optimax. SO people tested these bikes and flogged the guts out of them. He said after 2000km they pulled the motors down, and the bike running Ultimate was fine, and the Optimax motor was rooted and needed to be re-built.
I found it a little far fetched, as they are both about as high a quality fuel as Australia distributes.
Anyone know if there would be any fact to this ? or any other reason to not use optimax ? Or am i wasting my time even asking this ?

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Old 11-16-2004, 20:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BP Ultimate Vs Shell Optimax

everyone knows a fella who did this or a girl who did that. yes optimax has more cleaning agents in its fuel but its much of a muchness. despite this i use ultimate and have never looked back.
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Old 11-16-2004, 21:40   #3 (permalink)
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Re: BP Ultimate Vs Shell Optimax

Sounds like a bit of BS.

Everyone has their opinion, so dont take everything for gospel.

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Re: BP Ultimate Vs Shell Optimax

Its the same fuel in both of them as it all comes out of the Shell refinery. The only difference is a few additives. I use both and theres no difference.
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:39   #5 (permalink)
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I've heard of a problem with optimax and 2 stroke engines.

I'm amazed at how much brand loyalty there is to premium fuels though.
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Re: BP Ultimate Vs Shell Optimax

Ive only ever used BP Ultimate. Only because theres a BP right near my house . Probably dont really need to use it since mines only a 6, but the car does feel better when using it. But I noticed a bigger difference when I had my EB XR8 was a much better car.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:16   #7 (permalink)
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I use what ever 98Ron fuel is there when I need it.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:23   #8 (permalink)
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Re: BP Ultimate Vs Shell Optimax

I've heard the same about Optimax.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:29   #9 (permalink)
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Re: BP Ultimate Vs Shell Optimax

ive heard the optimax is inconsitent in its brews but its just what ive read many times on this forum. i live in WA so only have access to Ultimate which always performs well in any motor ive put it in. i also had a look at one of their brochures and it stated it had more energy in it than other fuels. its also better for the atmosphere/ less pollution and stuff man
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:36   #10 (permalink)
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My brothers cousins auntys mothers boyfriends sister had a car once and she took it to a mechanic the best one in town he was a real good bloke and knew lots about motors but he knew stuff all about fuel so he blamed it for everything he couldnt prove. Fact is if fuel was the cause just 10% of problems we blame it on there would be 1000s of cars sitting stuffed on the side of th road. Its easy to blame cos we put it in every week or few days and we may not have had a tune up or changed plugs or air filter or fuel filter or leads or condensor or points or or or or for 12 months but we still blame the fuel cos its not our fault.
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