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OPTIMAX is it the best fuel to use ?

Just your opinions on whats the best fuel to use on the GT.
My previous car a TE 50 i mostly used Shell Optimax and found it to be very good,or is there a better fuel to use,any opinions out there
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Re: OPTIMAX is it the best fuel to use ?

I use Synergy 8000 when I run petrol, my car isn't a performance vehicle but from what I've heard the 8000 is more consistent than Optimax.

I think it comes down to personal experience and opinion.

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This is one for the expert's,everyone here has their own opinion some say it's good some say not so good,some say use the BP Ultimate (If you have access to it not like us poor bugger's in the bush), I use only Optimax in mine and havn't had any drama's but I can only reconmend using a Premuim type fuel for your beast,cheer's.

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I use Synergy 8000 when I run petrol, my car isn't a performance vehicle but from what I've heard the 8000 is more consistent than Optimax.

I think it comes down to personal experience and opinion.

I have found the same thing. The Optimax can be very inconsistent. I use BP Ultimate or Mobil Synergy 8000 (both 98 Octane) in both my XB GT and EF XR6.

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Re: OPTIMAX is it the best fuel to use ?

Ive been using Optimax for the last 6 months since converting to PULP. I've been only told good things about Synergy 8000, so I might give it a go sometime.

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I have BP cards for my company. Therefore only use BP Ultimate in both cars - Tickford Fairlane (EL GT Motor) and T3 TS50. I can't fault the stuff.

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Re: OPTIMAX is it the best fuel to use ?

After seeing the residue that optimax left on my mates' Harley plugs ( and constant fouling ) , I refuse to use it.
No such problem exists with BP ultimate , and its cheaper .
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Re: OPTIMAX is it the best fuel to use ?

I usually use the BP Ultimate but will use Synergy if I have to - as for Optimax I take the view that the extra premium they want to charge for it compared to the other two isn't worth it for the inconsistencies.

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Re: OPTIMAX is it the best fuel to use ?

tried em all ...optimax is the way to go without doubt
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Re: OPTIMAX is it the best fuel to use ?

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I usually use the BP Ultimate but will use Synergy if I have to - as for Optimax I take the view that the extra premium they want to charge for it compared to the other two isn't worth it for the inconsistencies.

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Here, here, Shell Optimax can be upto 12 c/lt above the price of standard ULP sometimes and 4-8 c/lt above other premium grade fuels so I don't think its worth it as well.
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