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View Poll Results: Which Petrol do you prefer?
BP ULTIMATE 80 54.79%
CALTEX 22 15.07%
OTHER 19 13.01%
IT DOESNT REALLY MATTER 25 17.12%
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:39 AM
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Thread bump!

Been looking on fuel watch to try find my nearest Shell to try it out.

Seems when I search for 98ron and Shell, it gives me no results. V-Power IS 98ron isnt it?

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Yeah 98. Been using it sinceit came out. I get way more milage out of a tank using shell, before that i used bp ult.

I also find prices are cheapest wednesday. So i try stretch out the tank till then.
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yeah i pretty much just use vpower now....

havent noticed much diff in regards to fuel consumption, but its pretty cheap with supermarket vouchers..
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just a rumour, but...

with the carbon tax coming to 'save the world' WA could see E85 ethonol as a common pump fuel. And I dont have problem with that

would convert to E85 any day for the extra power and extra protection from detonation the fuel offers.
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I've just done a quick calculation averaged over 10 fills.
Ultimate 10.86
V Power 11.05
Vortex 10.8
These figures don't take into consideration seasonal variencies or type of usage, the fills were picked at random.
Based on this I would say that there is no real noticable difference between the three fuels as far as mileage goes.(For my vehicle). I can also say that I don't notice any difference in the bum dyno either. I also have had similar results for my missus's NA 2.0
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The general theory of its all brewed at BP Kwinana is correct.
It's then piped to the other branding transfer terminals where its dosed with the "special" additives to make it shell or caltex or what ever.

Todays useless fact: Shell and caltex share a terminal in freo.
Same tanks, same pipes and the only difference is additives that are added at the loading arm just prior to the truck.

I would be very surprised if there is any major difference with any brand of fuel.
I've never noticed any difference in economy that could be any thing other than my right foot.
Just pick the biggest busiest servo you can as the fuel will fresher.
Bigger servo= more customers= loaded with fresh fuel more often.
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I started the STi on V-Power and am a member of the club, but after BP always being more available, have unintentionally switched to BP. Never noticed a performance difference between the two, but am now keen to see if there is a mileage difference considering I get f-all as it is and do two tanks in 5 days on R&R!
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