Shell V-Power Nitro vs BP Ultimate Active petrol

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  1. DRIVER200

    DRIVER200 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Any preference re either of these two and why?
     
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    Shell V-Power

    Why? 'Cos it's sold less than 1 mile from my home ...
     
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    I once had a 5 series that threw a wobbly anytime that I used BP and have, subconsciously, avoided them since.
     
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    Yep Shell 99 octane, BP 97 octane...simples!

    My Honda S2000 hated BP Ultimate too, I stick to Shell or use Tesco Momentum (again 99 octane)

    RR
     
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    V-power is 99RON and BP is 97RON (IIRC), so V-Power for the Nissan. - The CLK just gets whatever is closest because it doesn't need the knock protection.
     
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    Fuunily enough, my E46 displays the same characteristic.

    Its very happy with Shell Nitro and also Jet standard where the mpg does drop by 1-2 mpg.

    The CLK normally has Shell Nitro, but didn't seem to mind BP Ultimate on the one occasion it had a full tank of it.
     
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    Yep guess that 99RON will always be better than 97. Cheers.
     
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    ...more bang for your buck in theory, well sort of!
     
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    Tesco momentum or V Power for me as 99 RON
     
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    The great fuel debate raises it's head again...:doh:
     
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    I haven't had to worry about petrol octane since 1972 when my Ducati wouldn't run right on anything but 5 star.
     
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    I put Sainsburys super into the 63 one day, no choice at the time. To my total surprise, it started, made it out the petrol station , did 250 mph on the motorway and actually got me home. To my enormous surprise the next day , it dam well started first time in the morning and actually got me to work.

    I still can't believe it
     
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    What does the manual say? - my M157 needs 98RON minimum, so BP at 97 is out.
     
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    LOL i've seriously gotta try Sainsbury's fuel :D Does it work like that with m113 engines??:rock:
     
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    BP poncy diesel is rubbish compared to V-Power so never bothered to try the petrol.
     
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    Momentum from tesco 99 Ron
     
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    Around here it mostly comes from Stanlow anyway; it might be slightly different blends, but that's about it.
     
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    For a given octane rating the base fuel will be the same, but the additive package (cleaning agents, friction reducers, etc) will depend on the brand.
     
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    Putting aside the usual "Super" unleaded debates to one side for a minute, I am at a complete loss as to how BP can push their "super" fuel when it's the same Ron as Sainsbury's "super".
     
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    If I understood your post correctly, then the answer is that BP Ultimate and Shell V-Power are being marketed on the back of their enhanced additives pack (mostly detergents to keep the engine clean), and not just on the Octane number.
     
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