Re: Shell Optimax & my 240
I have tried all the 'Super' or 97/98 octane petrols in the many miles I've
done in my V70 T5. I found the Optimax to be one of the better types but
the fuel economy was ok (27-28mpg at 60mph-fast cruise with plenty of brisk
acceleration) mostly I think because it made the upper rev range so useable
that I gave it more welly that with other fuels! Texaco was another good
high-octane, which gave better fuel ecomony, & seemed to increase low-end
power but give less top end than Optimax.
On the fuel cost issue, yes the Texaco/Shell garages charge the earth for
the high octane fuels. I go to my local Sainsburys petrol station & they
sell the high-octane generally for @1p/litre more than the 95 octane - &
often they are the same price! Performance is on par with the Optimax &
given the fact Sainsbury's don't have any oil refineries, it could well be
"Pharmanaut" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I put £15 worth into a nearly empty tank of my Volvo 240GL estate 2.3 carb.
> just to try it out after all the hype. I've always been sceptical of
> made by the various fuel companies but... bugger me! I noticed a
> Smoother, especially picking up from low revs, more power and generally
> "zippier". I was impressed enough to fill up with a whole tank to see if
> economy claims pan out the same...
> anyone else found the same or am I finally losing my marbles?
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