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Old 11-16-2004, 17:14   #1 (permalink)
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No Shell Optimax

Just letting everyone know that Shell is having problems at their refinery and no Optimax is being produced. After inquiring with a few service stations i found out that it is not going to be in untill 1/12/04. Anyother choices for fuel???. eg. Caltex vortex, BP ultimate???
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BP ultimate or Mobil 8000. Personally I prefer either of these to Optimax anyhow but I think its all regional. I've had a tank of Optimax a while back and found that the engine was knocking. Put in Mobil and the problem went away. May have been a bad batch of Optimax though.
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Old 11-16-2004, 17:19   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Casper...
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Old 11-16-2004, 18:02   #4 (permalink)
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for my dirt bike i was recommended mobil synergy 8000 over optimax and bp ultimate mainly for consitency. mobil according to this source is ALWAYS the same? so far no probs yet after 3 months use, had 6 months of bp before a bad batch
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Old 11-16-2004, 19:31   #5 (permalink)
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Ive used optimax 4 2 years and never ever had a bad batch, u got to b real carefull where u buy it from though try to make sure th servo is a multi franchised site not privately owned cos private can b a bit dodgy,mfs are managed and no reason for manager to spike fuel cos its not his profits.
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ampol premium or caltex vortex..............only two i use in my ol' clevo. no pinging or filth on the rear bumper.
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Old 11-18-2004, 00:36   #8 (permalink)
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I dont Run it, BPUltimate or Mobil Synergy 8000 for this little RED XR.

Thanks for the warning but.
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I prefer to use Mobil Synergy 8000.
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Re: No Shell Optimax

Used to use Mobil Synergy 8000, am now using BP Ultimate in the turbo as I can notice the difference.

On a side note, with the shortage of Optimax, has anyone else noticed how Mobil & BP are taking advantage by jacking UP the prices of their premium brands...
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