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 ?
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.
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
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.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.