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Re: V-Power unleaded Worth it?

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glad someone was matey. u going to the alfa spring meet in may?
Dunno ... haven't thought that far ahead
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The car should be fine running 95 RON, you shouldn't need any kind of "super" unleaded to make the engine run normally

Apparently not!

Thats why i am happy to pay the extra for V power! and if the light does eventually come on while using V power then i will get her checked out!

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was V power all the way for me in the Integrale. Definately more responsive and ran smoother. The 147 seems to like it too. Been told its better for the valve seats too
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Re: V-Power unleaded Worth it?


Not sure the non turbo cars shoud care about any higher octane fuel. Not sure if Alfa set them up with a knock sensor to adjust the timing to take advantage of higher octane fuel, and even if they did with a non turbo engine the difference would be marginal.

With a turbo engine there can be large gains to be had by increasing the boost to take advantage of the higher octane fuel.

All that said don't think Shell claim that the only difference is the higher octane rating.

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Re: V-Power unleaded Worth it?

On my old Mondeo ST24's it was more economic to fill up with v-power or ultimate fuels etc. if the additional cost was less than 8p. More than that, and the extra mpg I got wasn't worth it.

I havn't tried a comparison on my GT yet... maybe I can give up low grade fuel for lent?
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