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Old 28th July 2007, 12:43   #121
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I saw an Essar petrol bunk hidden away in velechery recently. Has any one tried this before ?
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Old 1st August 2007, 16:49   #122
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any updates from anyone. Is the Premium Fuel Really Premium or are they just with added additives??? Anyone got any confirmation on the octane ratings of normal fuel.
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^^ so is there a noticable differnce in mileage or pickup compared to other fuels ?
Sorry, didn't see your post earlier. The answer is no. No difference felt between IOC 91 & the so called "white" 93 octane.
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Old 1st August 2007, 17:06   #124
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Sorry, didn't see your post earlier. The answer is no. No difference felt between IOC 91 & the so called "white" 93 octane.
, very few people have actually gotten better mileage after using premium fuel. Most of the times the user phychologically feels he is getting better mileage and his engine seems smoother. Otherwise, i just feel that it is nothing but a great marketing gimmick of taking an additional couple of bucks per litre out of your pocket.
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Old 1st August 2007, 17:46   #125
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well even for the fiesta petrol they recommend normal petrol with system G
I disagree on that. I had almost decided on buying a 1.6 Fiesta and the Ford guys specifically said that the Duratec engine will only perform optimally with 91-octane petrol or above.
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Old 2nd August 2007, 13:21   #126
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yeah thats what was the confusion the service advisor specifically told me dont use fuel like speed etc just use the normal fuel with systemG to this date the guys at shaman say that,but my car runs on premium fuel
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A business associate in Bangalore recently had a problem with his Skoda 1.9TDi. The diesel pump had failed.

When he asked the service supervisor, he was told that it had mostly failed because of using premium diesel with additives. (He was always using Turbojet diesel). The service supervisor said that Skoda motor recommends you put only regualr diesel in the car. Apparently diesel with addditives tend to leave a small residue of additives causing gumming inside the pumps. (He said)

As you can imagine, my associate blew his top. Imagine paying more for fuel only to find out that your diesel pump (costing a cool 24K) has blown because of that.

As expected the Skoda dealership will not issue an official statement stating that as the cause of the failure.

I've just got a new diesel Verna and have decided to stick to chaalu diesel, after listening to this story. Maybe I can add some additives once in a while, like system G. Do you get system G for diesel?

I think I know what's up....it's not bull**** (the fellow might have been bull****ting and got lucky with a plausible excuse). The fuels have detergent additives that flush out waxy gummy goop out of the bottom og the tank that has no where to go except into the fuel pump where it is depositing because of the constriction. So unless you are using premium right from the first tank full, avoid it. Or flush your tank at home with detergent, into a bucket first. then mop it dry and start pumping premium.

I've heard of this problem once. I hope there's no other problem with the premium. using high octane fuels on low compression engines does absolutely nothing so its a waste of money.
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Old 2nd August 2007, 18:40   #128
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Interesting..

Two days back I tanked up my WagonR with Shell Super at Yousufguda in Hyderabad (Opp Saradhi Studios), after seeing the response for the Quality of the shell across the Team-Bhp, I did fill. But, I immediately felt lack of power and felt rough engine and jerking of the vehicle. Still running the same petrol, trying max to finish the tank, so that I fill regular petrol with Iftex System G as I do normally, which always gave me smoother drive.

Does anybody experienced the same with any Shell Super??
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Old 2nd August 2007, 18:53   #129
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I have found better performance when I used Shell super Petrol (91 octane with additives) after my Swift had jerk/vibration issues with BP normal Petrol.

I am using BP Speed 93 octane on my Petrol Innova. I get FE between 7-11 kmpl in City-Highway. I can see smooth engine with BP Speed 93 octane.

I feel for WagonR we need to use normal Petrol, only premium cars go fine with Premium Fuel although they can run fine with normal fuel too.

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Friends + Reddy,

In India - Normal Petrol and Diesel with a sensible fuel station identified (by owners for no adulteration) is a good choice rather than premium fuels.

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i agree.

Can you give more info on the quality scene here in india?

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Folks i used to use IOC Premium fuel on my bike regularly and my bike used to behave little funny.. like starting problem, slugish at times but after going through this thread i tried normal fuel and after that my bike is performing [FONT=&quot]consistently.

So now on will use normal fule for both bike and car aswell.
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Are there any restrictions on using premium fuel in the break-in period?
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Hey dudes from Hyd, does any of you know where Reliance petrol bunks are located? Any near Raj Bhavan Road?
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Old 3rd August 2007, 14:05   #133
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Manufactures doesnot reccommend premium fuels as engines are made to give optimum performance with normal fuel.However there is high rate of adulteration possible in normal fuel as it is less priced.So if a company owned oulet is nearby then only use normal fuel as you get unadulterated fuel else one can use premium fuel.
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I use Speed in my palio 1.2 NV. Only once i got regular fuel pumped into my tank. I felt no difference in terms of mileage and performance. After this i have stuck to speed. The owners manual of Palio 1.2 recommends fuel grade of 87 octane or above. As mentioned earlier in many posts, premium fuels have a more psychological effect.

I read it somewhere (it's mentioned in this thread also)that premium fuels have detergents mixed in them which dissolve the 'gummy' residue/particles in the fuel line hence preventing clogging of injectors.
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Before I got my car- the dealer had put in regluar fuel and had left it in the yard for a month. This apparently blocked the injector and the car was missing- so they cleaned the injector- and he Service manager asked me to fill regular fuel with SystemG. have not headed his advice and have only been putting Speed. The other day - i had filled a tankful of regular fuel - it appeared that i got a better mileage - thinking back that is. Maybe I should try regular fuel with SystemG for a while.
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