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Anyone notice when Shell upped the octane? I have only just noticed, saw something in an ad. Today I filled up & they don't seem to mention the Octane on the pumps now. But the Shell site confirms its now 99 from 98. Will have to see if I notice the difference, I consistantly have got 10% better mpg from the 98 than a 97oct petrol & also feels better so thats what counts.
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probably to try and get some business off tesco what with them doing 99ron loopy juice
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Anyone notice when Shell upped the octane? I have only just noticed, saw something in an ad. Today I filled up & they don't seem to mention the Octane on the pumps now. But the Shell site confirms its now 99 from 98. Will have to see if I notice the difference, I consistantly have got 10% better mpg from the 98 than a 97oct petrol & also feels better so thats what counts.
The octane number is a marketing gimmick, that isn't what improves the mpg etc.....

The additives in the fuel lets it burn cleaner and more efficiently.. It is good stuff.
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I thought the octane went up when they changed it from Optimax to V-Power?
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I thought the octane went up when they changed it from Optimax to V-Power?
V power has always been 99 in the UK as far as I know? As you said Jim, Optimax was 98.

It was 98 in Aus.....
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In Italy they market V-Power 95 and V-Power Racing 100.
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My car feels friskier on V Power but it's the difference in tail pipe deposits at the end of the week that proves to me how cleanly it burns
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V power has always been 99 in the UK as far as I know? As you said Jim, Optimax was 98.
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Yeah, must be at least 2 years ago when they changed from 98 Optimax to 99 V-Power
Don't think so. Both were 98RON, BP Ultimate is 97RON, as are the vast majority of other Super Unleadeds. I haven't seen the Tesco 99RON for a while now - I know it was just at selected filling stations, but the one near me that I know used to have it just has standard 97RON super now...
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the octane in SA is only 95, how i wish we had higher octane.
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yes it change to 99 when we change over to the v power. also the tesco 99 is shell product. your helpful shell engineer martin.
 
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yes it change to 99 when we change over to the v power. also the tesco 99 is shell product. your helpful shell engineer martin.
No one believed me when i told them this....
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I stand corrected!!
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