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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-22-01, 11:05 AM
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WARNING- optimax

I have been warned on the latest batch of OPTIMAX. As i am now a temporary australian ( motorbike ) i filled the tank and it fouled the plugs. It took about 1/2 an hour to finally start it. That same night my mate fouled the plugs on his dato 1200 with a FJ turbo. Took him ages as well. The army has a heap of bikes that are out of action dues to the same problem.
Aparently it is due to being re-refined and just shit. So stay away if you can.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-22-01, 02:06 PM
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No way :-( Which areas are these in??? If OPTIMAX was the cause of all these problems, don't you think that Shell would have disconnected the OPTIMAX pumps by now?
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-01, 07:11 AM
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Cant use it anyway, makes my car ping like crazy. Synergy 8000 for me....
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-01, 07:23 AM
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i don't reckon they would start turning off pumps unless it got really big.

ever seen "fight club"? if the cost of the possible law suits is less than the cost of the recall, then the recall never gets done.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-26-01, 05:34 AM
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I have a couple of mates that if they use optimax in there dirt bikes & leave it in the tank until the next time they go out (couple weeks) it fouls the plugs & causes it to run like a bag of s*&%. Maybe it would be best to only buy it from a "busy" service station???
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I was talking to Nat (Mustang Chris's wife) about a dodgy batch of fuel I got on the way to bathurst. (Nat works for a petrol company)

She advised me that you should call the servo and / or the petrol company to advise them of this, as they are liable for any damage done to the car.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 07:03 AM
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I filled up with Optimax a little while ago... not long after my sparkleads died...
Im not sure whether it was because they needed replacing as they did look a bit old...

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Hay Ace - try looking at the date of the posts to find out if they are still relevant. My guess is that this one is not an issue any more!


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It is a well known fact among us dirt bike riders that you stay away from Optimax because it leaves deposits and fouls plugs. For that reason I use Techron Gold in my KTM and have no problems. In fact when I bought the bike the dealer expressly told me not to use Optimax in it.

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