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Old 26th March 2006, 22:29   #1
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Thumbs up HP Power does better than what i expected!

I have been using mostly normal octane rating fuel for the past 2 years. Occasionaly, i would put in Xtra premium/High speed/other higher octane Fuel. The average i used to get was about 13kmpl max with some careful driving.
I switched over to HP Power, which is Normal Octane Fuel but with Additives. My friend recommended a very reliable petrol pump in Ring Road (Delhi members its near Hyatt Regency.. the one alongside Indian oil one). The FE now i am getting is about 14-15 kmpl even with occasional A/C and enthusiastic driving.

Just wanted to pass along my happy experience with HP Power, since its normal Octane Fuel (87 octane?), so getting good FE was definitly a surprise.
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Old 26th March 2006, 22:47   #2
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Hows the difference in performance?
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Old 27th March 2006, 13:21   #3
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Have been using Power 98% of the time for my Palio 1.6 and the mileage has been a steady 9kmpl. And I would like to mention that I dont drive with a light foot.

Also, I only fuel up most of the time from the same HP outlet.

I had tried 91 octane from IBP but didnt find any difference.

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Old 29th March 2006, 12:24   #4
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In the case of HP Power I always had satisfactory results with the bikes. I'm getting about 3-4 KMPL more than BP Speed on my Pulsar 150.

Never tested with cars yet...
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My friend recommended a very reliable petrol pump in Ring Road (Delhi members its near Hyatt Regency.. the one alongside Indian oil one).
I second that, its opposite the Hyatt Regency actually...I've been using them for over two years now; they are company owned and operated; the other one I occasionally use (and found reliable too) is the HP outlet next to Ansal Plaza. And POWER it has always been for me
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I had tried Xtra premium/speed/Power and found them no where near Shell's super unleaded. FE increased by 1KMPL over all other 91 octane fuel's. The engine feels more responsive than it is for all others. Only problem i am facing is that the engine is not as smooth as it was for XTRAPREMIUM and cold start takes a few pulls.
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I had tried Xtra premium/speed/Power and found them no where near Shell's super unleaded. FE increased by 1KMPL over all other 91 octane fuel's. The engine feels more responsive than it is for all others. Only problem i am facing is that the engine is not as smooth as it was for XTRAPREMIUM and cold start takes a few pulls.
Sounds a little contradictory my friend as it should be making your engine smoother & giving you easier starts as well if it is as good a fuel as you feel........have you serviced your car lately, perhaps the fuel filter needs changing?
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One dobut i always had is that, after Bharat 3 norms came in, normal petrol sold in metros must be 91 octane itself. So is the normal petrol in any fuel station in metros 91 octane or is it 87???
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Sounds a little contradictory my friend as it should be making your engine smoother & giving you easier starts as well if it is as good a fuel as you feel........have you serviced your car lately, perhaps the fuel filter needs changing?
Suspecting my car, to check i switched back XtraPremium, immediately the car was silky smooth and the very next morning engine would fire up in one pull. Even I tried this in my wife's car and the same result.
Still i fill in Super unleaded due to it's performance improvement.
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One dobut i always had is that, after Bharat 3 norms came in, normal petrol sold in metros must be 91 octane itself. So is the normal petrol in any fuel station in metros 91 octane or is it 87???
87 , its the premium ones like Power, Speed & Xtra Premium that are 91 as far as I know!
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My experience with HP has been indifferent... i.e. the car drives like on normal petrol.

My car seriously needs 91 or 93 octane to run without knocking.. and to be free revving...
and its been more than 2 years since I used the normal fuel (except out station trips where I use system G)

HP power is 87 octane... somehow doesn't help me.
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87 , its the premium ones like Power, Speed & Xtra Premium that are 91 as far as I know!
Only Xtra premium is 91. Power and Speed are both 87 Octane.
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well guys the difference is noted only when you have an almost empty tank..If you have say half tank of HP and Half Tank of Speed..Makes no difference at all...!
IMHO...It best to always drive till the last point of the Fuel Meter and then go for Fuel Quantity you want...! It makes a difference...

And HP by far is the cleanest Fuel I have got on my lancer...The car is more responsive and smoother...!

I use the one on Sarita-Vihar-Noida Road....!

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My experience with HP power was sad one... Earlier my mileage with normal unleaded petrol came to about 18.5kmpl. The worst ever was about 17kmpl. But on using power, though i felt a slight-"slight", improvement in performance, my mileage actually decreased! came down to 16.8.... I have always been going to HP pump adjoining the Ashoka Hotel...
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Almost all the post here seems to be related to Petrol driven vehicles. I will add my 2 cents to this.

I use a 1998 safari diesel and have always filled fuel from the HP outlet on the Aurobindo Marg just after the Indian Oil Building near Yusuf sarai, Delhi. And I always use Turbijet. My vehicle's performance and FE have been exemplary..11.5 kmpl with 100% Ac on highways.

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I have been using mostly normal octane rating fuel for the past 2 years. Occasionaly, i would put in Xtra premium/High speed/other higher octane Fuel. The average i used to get was about 13kmpl max with some careful driving.
I switched over to HP Power, which is Normal Octane Fuel but with Additives. My friend recommended a very reliable petrol pump in Ring Road (Delhi members its near Hyatt
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