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    Thumbs up BP release new fuel... Possible Optimax beater :o

    BP Ultimate was released yesterday, and is available at 100 pumps across the UK. Should be going up to 400 pumps soon.

    No real word what the RON is yet. In Australia it's RON98 yet in Greece it's RON100..

    If it's 100, it should be interesting for those of us that have turbo'd cars..

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    Yay - stops me having to buy C12 (hopefully)
    Now to find a BP station close to my house and Santa Pod (although the nearest one I think is Shell....)

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    Interesting, I've only got 1 more tank of normal 95RON stuff left to do on my Octavia before I try out 5 tanks of higher Ron petrol. I'll keep a look out for it...

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    Originally posted by Eazieb
    Yay - stops me having to buy C12 (hopefully)
    Now to find a BP station close to my house and Santa Pod (although the nearest one I think is Shell....)
    There is a BP near the bozeat/wollaston roundabout
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    Originally posted by Moby-Dick
    There is a BP near the bozeat/wollaston roundabout
    Really? Im usually on auto-pilot on the way there - I usually pull off (easy!!) at Bozeat and go cross country (saves loads of time) - just trying to picture where the petrol station is...... hope they stock it - as I can see that selling well whenever an event is on.
    Thanks for the heads up

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    Being a n00b to all things cars, whats it actualy do for the car apart from make it go? what makes it so much better than the standard unleaded i put in my car?
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    Originally posted by Platinum
    Being a n00b to all things cars, whats it actualy do for the car apart from make it go? what makes it so much better than the standard unleaded i put in my car?
    The fuel is better refined, it takes longer to make i think. Its a high ocatne fuel. As a result the car engines benfiits from the fuel in increased performance.

    In the same way that drinking really nice lager makes you go faster than supermakrket cheap nasty stuff

    ts a higher density fuel than normal meaning better fuel economy. Has a very low sulphur content - 10 times lower than the national standard. That makes it more efficient and cleaner
    Last edited by steve threlfall; 09-10-2003 at 09:30 AM.

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    Higher octanes are mainly more benificial to those of us running turbochargers. When the turbo squashes the air down, the resulting air pressure is far higher. When the petrol is mixed with this high pressure air, if the fuel is of a low RON rating and the pressure is high enough, the mixture detonates without the aid of a spark!

    This is not good for your engine.

    Since the easiest way to get power out a turbo'd lump is to up the boost (pressure) a bit, then the fuel you run can become critical. In my own case, my Clio runs at 17psi. If I run normal unleaded, within the space of a few miles I won't have an engine left. However, Optimax (or this new Ultimate) has an RON rating of <98, so runs perfectly.

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    Does anyone notice ANY differene in what brand of petrol you use when driving? I certainly dont!

    But perhaps cos I don't have one of these high performance cars you lot have! Just a crummy Escort 1.4

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    Originally posted by Platinum
    Being a n00b to all things cars, whats it actualy do for the car apart from make it go? what makes it so much better than the standard unleaded i put in my car?
    As Lowe said, all the RON (or "octane number") signifies is how much you can compress the fuel without it exploding. Higher octane fuel is less likely to explode (also known as pinking or detonating) at higher pressure. Some people claim that Shell Optimax (a high octane fuel) improves their fuel consumption and gives them more power than standard fuel. That may or may not be true, but if so it's nothing to do with the octane number, rather that the fuel is higher quality and contains more energy than standard fuel.

    Rich :¬)

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    i'll advise my opinion when i move to this after doing 5 tanks in my 1.8 turbo octavia vrs on standard 95Ron petrol and then 5 tanks on optimax or the new BP fuel.

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