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 Post subject: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:57 am 
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Car Model: Saab 9-3 Aero
Ok so until recently I had been either using sainsburys petrol or shell normal stuff.
I started putting in Vpower a few weeks back and it has made a big difference.
I have a 120 mile daily commute so mostly motorway driving.
Keeping a record of mpg I used to get 36-39 mpg which was always 1 mpg less than trip computer would say.
Now I am getting 40-42 and calculating manually it’s about 0.7-0.8 more than trip!!!
Also car is more responsive.
Anyone else experienced this?

Model: Saab 9-3 aero 2003


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:50 am 
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It's a simple case of higher octane ( the petrols ignition point is slightly delayed ) so the engine timing can advance which is more optimal .


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:51 am 
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Yes, and I've always used Shell V Power. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:07 am 
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V Power or Momentum always or Esso 97 when i am really stuck.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:09 am 
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Saab turbos will always reap the benefit of higher octane fuels due to APC.
If using Shell, make sure you collect your points every visit. Its 3x points with v-power so you can get approx £15 back in vouchers every few months.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:21 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 9-3 Aero
I tried Vpower with my old Honda and didn’t make much difference so wasn’t sold on the Vpower thing but the Saab has definitely responded well to it and cost wise works out basically the same with the extra mpg.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:16 pm 
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What Honda ?


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:44 pm 
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Location: North of Aberdeen
Car Model: 9-5 aero sportwagon
Always use V Power, also in my 97 STi Impreza - and even in my lawn mower :shock: (saves any mix up).
My 'standard' STi made 326 bhp (factory 280) on V Power and a bottle of NF race - and there were loads of new PPP UK STi on the same day that we're running bang on the power they should have had. The V3 STi is a bit different though - wilder cams and big turbo, likes to rev as well, redline is 7500.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Aiminghigh123 wrote:
I tried Vpower with my old Honda and didn’t make much difference so wasn’t sold on the Vpower thing but the Saab has definitely responded well to it and cost wise works out basically the same with the extra mpg.

Turbo vs NA. Simples.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:14 pm 
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Fuel I use. Motion it makes.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:17 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 2.0 FPT SE (1998)
Since my Jules remap, Momentum, runs brill on it. Tried the standard stuff and it misfired occasionally when getting spanked, particularly on the BP standard stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:16 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero HOT
Always run mine on Shell V-Power whenever possible, stick it in the motorbikes too.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:01 pm 
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I always run my viggen on v power, I get better mpg too.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Location: Lingfield, Surrey
Car Model: 93 Aero 2.8T cabrio
2.8T gets V-power.

The Honda and the Golf get whatever fuel is most convenient for me to put in there. Invariably that is Tesco fuel.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:43 pm 
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All you folks getting worked up over Shell will were your pants when you add in a gallon of thinners with a tank 8
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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:52 pm 
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Car Model: saab 9-3 2.0 LPT
I have og 93 lpt it does not like any premium fuels i dont know why.

Shell is best but our local asda is better... go figure.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:09 am 
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McVities wrote:
All you folks getting worked up over Shell will were your pants when you add in a gallon of thinners with a tank 8
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Mine gets an occasional can of thinners :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:36 am 
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Mike9000Aero wrote:
McVities wrote:
All you folks getting worked up over Shell will were your pants when you add in a gallon of thinners with a tank 8
8)


Mine gets an occasional can of thinners :mrgreen:


I may chuck toluene in mine from time to time at a ratio of 10% approx :mrgreen:

It does feel like it adds a sense of urgency to the car on WOT, but as I reverse into the garage and it does change the smell of the exhaust, I try not to do it too often.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 am 
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Car Model: 9-3 Aero, 230 Hirsch Stage One
My Aero definitely responds better with BP Ultimate in the tank rather than Shell V-Power. It’s not placebo either, I can definitely feel an extra bit of oomph from it. My old 9-3 Tid definitely preferred the Shell over BP though. Strange innit? Mind you, there’s been a few BP stations changing to Jet where I am so might have to get used to V-Power. Anyone any thoughts on the Jet premium stuff?


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel you use?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:17 am 
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A few times a year i add 10% thinners too.

Last month I run 2x tanks of 95 Ron as it’s that was available in the area and was fine on a long motorway run but as mentioned mpg was 2/3 less


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