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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-09-03, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone had probs with fuel? I filled up my xr6t with cheap woolies premium and the car drove like a tank. Couldnt believe the loss of power. Even back fired when starting...could have been a bad batch but Im not gonna risk it again for the sake of a few $$!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-09-03, 04:26 PM
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I went to a BP servo last Sunday.. I thought... not a dodgy independant servo, I might go there. It was also a couple a cents cheaper than anywhere. Filled up the old girl with unleaded and then PING PING PING PING and also ran like a dog. Didn't idle etc.

Hmm .. Oh well, back to Shell and Mobil from now on

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I wouldn't put anything other than BP ultimate or Shell optimax in my car anyway, not these days!

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I go to no where else but shell, they have got signs on their bowers saying no ethleyne (bugger the spelling). I don't trust anyone else especially BP, a mate has been going there for non stop 5 years, got a real bad batch of fuel, stuffed his car completly, he'll never go there again, a shell convert!!

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i only have a crap meteor, getting my turbo on thursday, but i had all these problems with my car struggling to idle and stalling on me and running like an old dog, took it for a full service and they couldn't find much at all, they actually just thought the idling thing had to be changed to make it idle higher, if that makes sense. then a few days later there was a piece in the paper that the local safeway servo had been fines for crap fuel, so i go to no where but mobil, never had a problem since, the car runs like a dream, i'll be running the mobil 9000 or whatever its called on the turbo when i get it... never again will i go to a small chain of servos or to a safeway servo. my car is worth more than 2c of a litre!
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Never fill up anywhere but Shell, BP or Mobil only.
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I got a very dodgey batch at a MOBIL in west subs sydney about a year back! Never went there again!

Funnily enough theres a servo near me and I swear whenever I use it I get 50 KM or so better distance out of a tank then any other fill (just using ULP not PULP), and its a mobil too, so go figure.

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Anyone got any opinions on wether Mobil Synergy 8000 (I think thats the High Octane offering from them) is any better than Shell Optimax??

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i've heard optimax isn't as good as mobil, but i haven't used there pulp yet, i will when i get my ute though...
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I think if the fuels are both a true 98 octane, there should be no difference at all.

The European standard for ULP is 95 RON (91 here) and in Japan PULP is 100 RON (95 here), and then we have the "premium" petrols at 98 RON, (Optimx, Synergy etc), so there is no real world-standard for petrol.

You should get more "bang for your buck" on 98 RON.

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