Esso "high performance" diesel...NOT

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  1. culpano

    culpano Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've read several reports that the Esso high performance diesel is the highest quality diesel fuel you can buy. Having used Shell Diesel Extra and BP Performance Diesel I thought I'd give it a try. So far the car is driving like a dog. I can't believe how sluggish the car feels and it's noiser and sounds less refined. I've recently had my injectors replaced under warranty and thought that may be the problem. I've basically been scratching my head over this and today realised what may be the problem. I'd filled up with the bog standard Esso Diesel :eek: I was sure it is called "Esso Energy" and that's what it said on the pump but thinking back now it only cost 93p a litre so it must have been the standard Esso Diesel. If that's the case what is the Esso high performance diesel called ?
     
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    It is all called Esso Energy now they have just changed the signs on the pumps of my local garage. :confused:
     
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    i only use shell and esso . Not really noticed much difference between either.
     
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    Did they used to have two types of Esso Diesel then and now it's just one ???
     
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    Ive got an esso fuel card , so use mainly esso stations . Ive only ever seen one diesel.
     
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    Id like to know wat the difference is with the so called 'High performance' diesel fuels?? :confused:

    Does it have a higher calorific value, higher 'octane' ??


    with petrol the high performance versions have a higher octane which for engines with higher compression ratios will benefit from.
     
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    No only one.
     
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    I regularly use all different types of diesel, including Shell (they have 2 kinds but both the same price), Mobil, Esso, Texaco and I frequently use both Sainsbury's (sometimes several tankfulls in a row) and Adsa diesel.
    I can't honestly tell the difference between any of them, and in fact my car's best ever fuel consumption run was back from Bristol where I filled up with Asda diesel (and 7p worth of unleaded :( ) and the car did 49MPG on the run home.
     
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    High energy diesels have a higher cetane value.
    Most aftermarket additives achieve the same value for about 1p/litre. In addition they have cleaning additives and lubrication additives.

    I've never noticed any real mpg differences from different fuels.
     
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    i felt my van performed better using rix bioblend diesel, it can do 74-5 mph on the same slight uphill on the a90 where on shell fuel its topped out at 71-2mph
     
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    That's because the bio diesel oil is a naturally oxygenated fuel so gives a more complete burn.
     
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    so i wasnt imagining it then. shame my nearest rix staiton is near aberdeen, about 130 miles away. those extra few mph make a difference when your overtaking hgvs in a clapped out non turbo citroen van. got better mpg on the rix fuel too.
     
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    ohhh ,we got a rix just up the road ....

    is biodiesel that good?
     

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