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Petrol Prices

Postby t965m » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:38 pm

I know we’ve been around this bouy before but - topped up Magz car with V Power tonight and it was 20p a litre more expensive than standard. WTF! Last time I remember checking it was like 6p a litre.

Is it really worth pretty much a quid a gallon more than standard?
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:10 pm

:yt: same here ,been thinking about that, and since christmas not getting the mpg ,that I used to get .
is it the ethanol , is it regular fuel in the v power pump ..( more profit for garage)..
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby t965m » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:17 pm

It still says E5 on the pump so that’s a max of 5% ethanol I think? I’m not getting the extra mpg either ;)
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:50 am

i'm using esso , and some places USED to have no ethanol .
but have noticed a drop off in MPG since christmas , could be just cold weather .
and yes it used to only be about 6 pence difference between regular and super but now 20 pence per litre , 90 pence per gallon , why the change ?
long term is the super better for the engine , ie less problem with fueling and fuel injection system ?
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Tue May 04, 2021 7:31 am

A farmer told me that super was less ‘oily’ so better for injectors, but where does his knowledge come from? Experience with different engines? :?

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Tue May 25, 2021 8:06 pm

I’ve been using Esso 99 RON in my Clio car for the last few fill ups....wow! Seems to have more midrange pull, and I can overload the throttle with no hassles. It just digs deeper then launches.

Will top up my Buell soon weather permitting. ;)

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Nutah » Tue May 25, 2021 10:31 pm

:mrgreen: & the petrol companys allegedly don't know how much profit they make
per gallon...... :shut:

cheap is crap ,but buy what you can afford :mrgreen:
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby t965m » Wed May 26, 2021 6:27 pm

My babies will always get the good stuff - not sure about the 4 wheeled things though :)
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Finmows » Wed May 26, 2021 10:11 pm

t965m wrote: - not sure about the 4 wheeled things though :)

My "Mo" only gets the good stuff, apparently the motor was designed to run on high octane
I can say " hand on heart" that "Mo" struggled a bit hassling Porsche's between Pen-y-pass? and Capel curig...but now with a K&N free flow filter and a tank of high octane....they don't stand a chance :twisted:
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Wed May 26, 2021 10:52 pm

At £1.39.9 per litre here, Esso 99 RON is crazy expensive on four wheels......but addictive even in my old 1149cc 8V Clio, no doubt helped by fitting a K&N and my own cool air induction system. ;)

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby t965m » Thu May 27, 2021 10:44 am

And who doesn't like to see a Porsche being hassled :twisted:
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Finmows » Thu May 27, 2021 6:42 pm

t965m wrote:And who doesn't like to see a Porsche being hassled :twisted:

Old habits die hard ;) lOl
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Fri May 28, 2021 5:31 pm

The air pressure will be 1028 mb Sunday in places, good Buelling weather, but a bit less Monday when I plan to venture out. ;)

On the other hand it took me nearly 5 hours to get the 118 miles from Streatham Common back to the van depot in Tewkesbury today. :roll: it looks like everyone and their dog is off to pee in the sea this week-end. lOl Might be better just to stay home and polish the Buell! 8-)

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby conquistador » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:40 am

Just came across this, seems to work but a bit time consuming and I'd probably blow the garage up! Static build up in a plastic container is a bit worrying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9mLbuUSt-0
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:09 pm

edd wrote:At £1.39.9 per litre here, Esso 99 RON is crazy expensive on four wheels......but addictive even in my old 1149cc 8V Clio, no doubt helped by fitting a K&N and my own cool air induction system. ;)


Esso Supreme 99 RON now up to £1.43.9 per litre since that last posting. Why? :roll:


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