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Old 07-10-2004, 18:25   #1 (permalink)
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PULP into an EBII?

hey guys,
my EBII has been on normal ULP for its entire life, (im pretty sure).

would it be worth to start using PULP petrol from now on?

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Re: PULP into an EBII?

Not unless you've played with your ignition timing.
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Re: PULP into an EBII?

can u explain that a bit more please
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When your ignition timing is advanced, it changes the timing of everything... spark, injectors, piston timing etc etc. When its advanced, it changes the timing of when the fuel sparks in the cylinder, when the piston is at different heights in the cylinder. It takes a higher octane fuel to burn more efficiently to prevent knock and pre-detonation (pinging) when the timing is advanced.
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Re: PULP into an EBII?

i still dont get ya point, i know what your saying about the timing but i dont get how it relates to me using PULP?

r u saying i have to adjust my timing when i put PULP into it? wont the ECU do that for me?

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Re: PULP into an EBII?

You dont have to make any timing changes, but to get the best "Performance" properties from the fuel you can advance the timing.
But if you run it you should get better economy, and your car will run better after a couple of tanks.
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It runs better after a couple of tanks because the ECU adjusts the timing, only by a very small amount.
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And after those few tanks it should have hopefully cleaned the fuel system and combustion chambers a little.
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And after those few tanks it should have hopefully cleaned the fuel system and combustion chambers a little.
Shell Optimax is the fuel with the most "detergents" in it, and generally you need to run three full tanks back to back to get the full advantage.

Oh, I'm not trying to start a "fuel war" either!
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i just put about 20% ethanol in my petrol......
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