Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th January 2008, 09:50   #61
BHPian
 
appuchan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bangy
Posts: 641
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Once the fuel price hike is approved by govt, Shell should bring back the normal versions. Currently the regulations doesnt help them. Other cos can manage since they are subsidised/financed by govt.

Anyway I am getting fantastic mileage with Shell Super on my Santro. About 15 kmpl for pure city runs...(Koramangala/HSR<>MG Road)

Last edited by appuchan : 18th January 2008 at 09:51.
appuchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 10:01   #62
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vijayawada
Posts: 221
Thanked: 66 Times
Default

I've gone to the Shell fuel station to get my NHC ZX filled up and asked the guy to tank it up with the normal unleaded petrol. He said that Shell has stopped Normal Unleaded petrol in Hyderabad for the past 1 week and told that only Super unleaded was available and also gave me a brouchure which said the same.

Since I do not have enough of fuel left, I've filled upto 10 lts of Super unleaded. I remember the NHC dealer telling people always to use normal unleaded petrol only and not any premium petrols. Will there be any harm if I use Shell Super unleaded fuel in my NHC ZX..?

Last edited by vvrchandra : 25th February 2008 at 10:09.
vvrchandra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 10:06   #63
BHPian
 
VC12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 297
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Hi Guys,

I had similar experience yesterday when I asked to fill 1000rs Shell normal they said that now no more normal and it will only be shell super.

No clear justification given to me, however they claim that super will be of best quality standards...

Well, most cars are not know to have seen real benfits of premium fuels or additives... In some cases my frds Indiga petrol has seena drastice effect using shell super / xtra permium kinds where in the FE has dropped by 2 kmpl

I am thinking to fall back to IBP for normal petrol
VC12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 11:17   #64
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,269
Thanked: 1,234 Times
Default

You guys are right, Shell in Hyd stopped normal petrol from Feb 15th, and I was one of the last guys who could have a fill. I bluntly told them that they would never see me again.
So guys, where do I go for my next fill? I need to fill 91 octane fuel. I live off Raj Bhawan Road. Any suggestions of good bunks in the vicinity are welcome.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 11:36   #65
BHPian
 
theexister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad...now moved to Bangalore
Posts: 172
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Thats too bad.

OT but had anyone noticed the rough idling with shell super petrol & the dip in mileage?

I started noticing this difference when I started filling at an Indian Oil station close to my house. I just thought this could be my imagination but then my brother asked me the same.
But the fuel that I was most happy with was 97 Future BP. Even my mileage improved.
theexister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 11:58   #66
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vijayawada
Posts: 221
Thanked: 66 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vnabhi View Post
...I need to fill 91 octane fuel...
I was told by the Shell representative that both Shell Normal unleaded petrol and Shell Super unleaded petrol are 91 octane fuel with Shell super having additives.
vvrchandra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 12:02   #67
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,269
Thanked: 1,234 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vvrchandra View Post
I was told by the Shell representative that both Shell Normal unleaded petrol and Shell Super unleaded petrol are 91 octane fuel with Shell super having additives.
Thanks, but I already know that. I am wary of using Shell super because the additives they use may not augur well for the car. Ford strongly recommends ordinary 91 octane fuel,with system G. The additives in System G may be different.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 00:17   #68
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,062
Thanked: 291 Times
Default Diesel @ Rs.42.4

Guys, Shell have even beaten Reliance in price. They are selling Super Diesel for Rs.42.4 in Bangalore .
blue_pulsar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 10:09   #69
BHPian
 
VC12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 297
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Vnabhi,

I agree with you about Shell super not going well on FE.

You may think of IBP filling outlets they are decent for you it would be by lane via Mahavir motors leading to somajiguda road which has IBP...

I am alos switching to IBP now on ....have one near my home in Srinagar cly and other near my off in bpet
VC12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 10:19   #70
Senior - BHPian
 
PatienceWins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,157
Thanked: 261 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VC12 View Post
Vnabhi,

I agree with you about Shell super not going well on FE.

You may think of IBP filling outlets they are decent for you it would be by lane via Mahavir motors leading to somajiguda road which has IBP...

I am alos switching to IBP now on ....have one near my home in Srinagar cly and other near my off in bpet
I am getting better mileage after shifting from Shell Super to Speed and IOC Xtra Premium.
PatienceWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 10:23   #71
BHPian
 
theexister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad...now moved to Bangalore
Posts: 172
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VC12 View Post
Vnabhi,

I agree with you about Shell super not going well on FE.

You may think of IBP filling outlets they are decent for you it would be by lane via Mahavir motors leading to somajiguda road which has IBP...

I am alos switching to IBP now on ....have one near my home in Srinagar cly and other near my off in bpet
I was talking about the one too near Srinagar Colony where I live.

We are very close by.
theexister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 10:53   #72
BHPian
 
VC12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 297
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Cool Exister, I am regular to Shell near Sarathy studios. But IBP is close by I stay behind Krishe, Sri Krishna Devaraya Nagar colony inside.
VC12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 11:19   #73
BHPian
 
appuchan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bangy
Posts: 641
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

I don't understand why many people/cars complain about poor mileage when using Shell super. I get the best mileage on my Santro and Verna with it. And I don't mind paying 60 to 100 bucks extra for a tank full when I get peace of mind regarding fuel quality with a smoother drive and better ROI through mileage and engine life.
appuchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 11:26   #74
BHPian
 
VC12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 297
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Hi Appuchan,

May be ur cars have diff experince but cars i have driven /drive known to given less FE, how ever i see smoothness in engines....
VC12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2008, 18:32   #75
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,269
Thanked: 1,234 Times
Default

Thanks VC12, but is the ordinary petrol in IBP and IOC 91 octane?
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference in Mileage when filling Xtra premium & normal petrol gaurav.28ch Motorbikes 20 30th August 2008 14:23
Fiat Petra - Normal or High Performance Petrol ?? mchulet Technical Stuff 3 2nd June 2008 17:58
SHELL/SPEED or Normal Petrol which is better bike_bug Motorbikes 2 5th April 2006 13:07


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:18.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks