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Old 25th September 2007, 12:11   #1
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Guys I am thoroughly confused regarding what fuel i should use for my flair.

I normally use extra premium and it used to give me a fuel economy of 11.5 to 12.5 ( city condition, 50% AC). Off late the average started going down ( it was around 9.5 (under similar conditions as mentioned above). Got the car serviced but to no avail. Then I decided to try normal unleaded fuel and this time I got a FE of 11.5 again.

I have noticed that if I keep switching between normal and xtra premium the FE is pretty decent. Is there any technical reason for the same ?? and is it a right practise to keep switiching the fuels ??
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try changing your pump. maybe the quantity you get with xtrapremium is incorrect
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Akshat, i dont know if you have access to a Shell outlet, but if you do, the normal variety of petrol which you obtain from there would be sufficient. If thats not the case, i guess you dont have much of an option besides switching between the two as you are doing now. Also, you could try using normal petrol, and System G additive, which Ford recommends.

I havent used System G, but those who have vouch for it.
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Thanks guys !!! @benbsb29: I dont have access to shell petrol pumps in indore.

@gemithomas : I have already changed my fuel pump and done most of the possible permutations and combinations.

Will try the system G additive and see if there is a difference.
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make sure that your tyre pessure is maintained. A decrease of even 1 psi could affect the F.E figures.
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Akshat, considering that you do not have access to shell outlets .quick to IBP outlets they are good as well. But use only normal fuel,ford only recommends normal petrol (check ur booklet).however along with normal petrol use system g fuel additive as per instructions,with this you should see + ve change.
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use IOC regular with Iftex G alternate tank full, IOC premium after every 1000 kms along with Iftex G.

check air pressure as well as maintain your air filter clean, it works wonders in an iKON.
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akshat,

Do you atleast get Reliance petrol?
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use IOC regular with Iftex G alternate tank full, IOC premium after every 1000 kms along with Iftex G.

check air pressure as well as maintain your air filter clean, it works wonders in an iKON.

Where could i get these???
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u can get iftex at most ibp outlets
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Will definitely try the iftex G in my next refueling. @theMag : I have access to reliance petrol pump will try that too. I usually check the air pressure every week and now have nitrogen filled in my tires.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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akshat, try out Reliance normal petrol.
I once got 18.8 kmpl on my Flair (highway driving) with almost no A/c usage using Reliance petrol (Palakkad - Bangalore trip).

Keep us informed.
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I will get reliance petrol filled today itself. Should I put that system G additive with the reliance petrol too ??
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Would be nice to try it. Like i said earlier, i have never used it, despite the manual saying its worth it.
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Hey! reliance petrol is more expensive right??? Is it worth the extra cash?
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