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Old 9th June 2008, 09:42   #16
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Yes, once you have had enough, it would feel as if you are riding your bike on high speeds.

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Can I run my bike on beer ?
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Rs70 in chennai as well .. happened to notice it today at a nearby bunk
I filled from shell yesterday it cost Rs 66.40/-. But looking at the trend it would be 70 buck next week
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I have used Speed-97 quite a few time now. Here are my experiences:

1. Used on my 1999 Carb Esteem: There was a significant improvement in Smoothness and Throttle response. The car would just leap forward as if too eager to be on the run.

2. Used on my Avenger: Significant improvement in pick-up and the bike really rev happy now. No hint of stress or harshness at any speed and even the engine sound is so much smoother.

3. Used on my current MPFI Opel Astra: Very little difference..if any...

As someone said it could be something to do with the Engine.
But I also read somewhere that in Astra there is a switch somewhere internally to select a setting for Higher octane Petrol. That enables the engine to take optimum advantage of it. But I am not sure how it is done.
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Strangely people still use 97 octane petrol. IMO, for my car, the 97 octance and the normal fuel did not make any significant difference in the FE. Why use this high cost fuel?
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I filled from shell yesterday it cost Rs 66.40/-. But looking at the trend it would be 70 buck next week
shell has their own source if i'm not mistaken so i don't see why it should happen immediately.

anyway shell is pretty good quality. the only problem is that there's no shell bunk near enough to where i stay :( so i fill up IOC xtrapremium for 62.5 bucks/liter. (i'm in bangalore BTW)
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Strangely people still use 97 octane petrol. IMO, for my car, the 97 octance and the normal fuel did not make any significant difference in the FE. Why use this high cost fuel?
The reasons that people have outlined in the previous posts ? Some people find it makes a difference and so they use it.

Some people like kbk HAVE to use it :
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with most of the cars we are driving here we dont need speed 97.
for people whose cars require speed 97 dont need to think of the cost of it.
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Can I run my bike on beer ?
You won't need a bike. You'll fly after you're tummy's tanked up with beer
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with most of the cars we are driving here we dont need speed 97.
for people whose cars require speed 97 dont need to think of the cost of it.
Well said and I fully agree with your views.
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I have used Speed-97 quite a few time now. Here are my experiences:

1. Used on my 1999 Carb Esteem: There was a significant improvement in Smoothness and Throttle response. The car would just leap forward as if too eager to be on the run.

2. Used on my Avenger: Significant improvement in pick-up and the bike really rev happy now. No hint of stress or harshness at any speed and even the engine sound is so much smoother.

3. Used on my current MPFI Opel Astra: Very little difference..if any...

As someone said it could be something to do with the Engine.
But I also read somewhere that in Astra there is a switch somewhere internally to select a setting for Higher octane Petrol. That enables the engine to take optimum advantage of it. But I am not sure how it is done.
Same here man Saw huge improvement with Speed 97.. Strange we both have allmost the same cars and bikes.

Ok here is the price update in Bangalore

regular petrol 58.50
Regular Speed 62.50
Speed 97 70.00


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Speed 97 makes a huge difference, You should try it maybe it will help fill the need for speed that lurks in you
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Same here man Saw huge improvement with Speed 97.. Strange we both have allmost the same cars and bikes.
What cars and bikes do you have ?
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What cars and bikes do you have ?

the same on the first 2 the second is a bit different
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Hi guys, I've been using Speed97 exclusively since its introduction (in 2005 ?). But for the past few months I'm finding availability an issue - in Chennai at least.

I would need a tank-up soon & the station I frequent (Elite, on Cathedral Road) informs me that Speed97 hasn't arrived for the past 3 weeks ! Can anybody who's tanked up on Speed97 in the recent past help me ? With respect to alternatives, how's Shell-Premium compared to Speed97 ?

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with most of the cars we are driving here we dont need speed 97.
for people whose cars require speed 97 dont need to think of the cost of it.
The person who started this thread bought an E92 BMW M3 brand new.
What do you have to say about that?
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The person who started this thread bought an E92 BMW M3 brand new.
A person buying a car like that would be prepared for higher running costs, I am sure.
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