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Old 9th July 2013, 22:12   #31
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Just had a small query regarding fuel. Recently I visited Lavasa and had gone to a petrol station to fill up the tank. The pump attendant told me that he did not have 'saada' petrol but had Power petrol only (which I think is petrol mixed with certain additives). A friend of mine had also come to that fuel station and refused to fill up because he did not want to mix normal petrol (which was already in his tank) and Power petrol.

I fail to understand what the deal was with mixing both types of petrol. I was running low on petrol so just filled it up. Is there anything to be concerned about mixing both kinds of petrol? I drove all the way back to Mumbai and did not encounter any issues but just wanted to confirm whether there is anything to be concerned about OR my friend just had a misconception?
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Nothing to be concerned as the basic fuel is the same but power comes with MFA. These so called multi functional additives would need atleast one full tank full to work. Mixing it in between with regular petrol would not cause harm. Your friend probably wanted to save some money by not opting for power.
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Hi Guys

Just had a small query regarding fuel. Recently I visited Lavasa and had gone to a petrol station to fill up the tank. The pump attendant told me that he did not have 'saada' petrol but had Power petrol only (which I think is petrol mixed with certain additives). A friend of mine had also come to that fuel station and refused to fill up because he did not want to mix normal petrol (which was already in his tank) and Power petrol.

I fail to understand what the deal was with mixing both types of petrol. I was running low on petrol so just filled it up. Is there anything to be concerned about mixing both kinds of petrol? I drove all the way back to Mumbai and did not encounter any issues but just wanted to confirm whether there is anything to be concerned about OR my friend just had a misconception?

Hi Saanil- to answer your question technically, Gasolines are rated based on octane. In most areas of the country our regular gasoline is 87 octane, midgrade is 89 and premium is 91 – 93. If you check your owner’s manual, you’ll find the recommended level for your engine.

The recommended level is often 87 octane. Some models have high compression engines which are designed to utilize the octane levels of 89, 91 or higher. These being the one's of BMW, Audi, Volvo or Mercedes, etc

Ordinarily, our vehicles will not benefit from using a higher octane than is recommended in the owner's manual. Meaning our Honda's/Maruti/Hyundai/Ford, etc... Unless your engine is 3000 cc or higher.

There is a general misconception that using higher Octane Fuel will yield better fuel efficiency figures. However, it doesn't hold true.

Now coming to your question of mixing normal fuel with high octane fuel, it does not adversly affect the car, but it does not positively impact any way on the performance of the car...
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Nothing to be concerned as the basic fuel is the same but power comes with MFA.
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Now coming to your question of mixing normal fuel with high octane fuel, it does not adversly affect the car, but it does not positively impact any way on the performance of the car...
Thanks a lot guys for answering me in such detail. This is exactly what I wanted to know - I do not mind if I do not get any extra benefit but the different fuel should not harm the engine. I will pass on this knowledge to my friend too.
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Hello,

For the past few days, while driving there was a constant sound coming from the right front tyre. I gave it to a service centre and I was told that a small metal part of the brake pad is touching the front disc brake and is causing that noise. He told me to change brake pads and the disc and says that wear and tear is not covered in warranty.

Do brake pads wear out so fast? My car has done 25.3k kms and I do not have an idea whether it is normal or is it too early? Also is it true that brake pads are not covered in warranty? He told me that since this is related to wear and tear (depending on the driving style of people) it is not covered under warranty. I do not mind that but just wanted to make sure that the service centre is not taking me for a ride. Please let me know…I will post the pictures of the brake pads replaced as soon as I get them.
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So the car is back from the service centre and I had to shell out Rs 5.6k for the replacements (bill screenshot below). I am also attaching the parts which were replaced. I would like to know they indeed needed replacement.



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why have they billed you a brake cleaner spray when the invoice states that they have billed you a new pair of discs? Or are they claiming to have used it on rear drums? It smells bad here :P
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Hi Guys

Just had a small query regarding fuel. Recently I visited Lavasa and had gone to a petrol station to fill up the tank. The pump attendant told me that he did not have 'saada' petrol but had Power petrol only (which I think is petrol mixed with certain additives). A friend of mine had also come to that fuel station and refused to fill up because he did not want to mix normal petrol (which was already in his tank) and Power petrol.
The oil companies give a margin to the dealers when they sell a liter of premium petrol than the ordinary petrol. Hence dealers are more inclined to sell them. However in busy pumps in the city, no body of the dealer actually spends time to convince a customer of its benefits as the pumps are always crowded.

Technically, the "power" petrol (its HP trade name, BP its speed and IOC its Xtra premium) is a mix of surfactant additives that help in keep clean or cleaning the engine internals of combustion residuals & carbon.

High Octane petrol is sold separately as 93 Octane and 98 Octane. This too come under the premium fuels, but is available only in Metros and some major cities due to logistic issues. These fuels are a separate blend off the refinery and hence need to be handled separately giving rise to logistic issues to the oil companies.
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