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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Fuel Reply with quote

In short - Normal or Super Question
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super for me. It's not much more and it's what the cars are designed for.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking the same. Hadn't given it a thought previously.

Interested to know who is and who isn't.. Any down sides?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only super. Why run the risk of pinking if a knock sensor is faulty. Car was designed and tuned to run on it......so run on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super for me... I did use standard unleaded once... it didn't like it...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche says 98 Ron Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tesco Momentum 99 - really good IMHO
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shell V-Power or Tesco Momentum is all I've ever used, the car's happy on either and I cannot say that I've noticed a difference other than the cost.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel Reply with quote

C4-STORM wrote:
In short - Normal or Super Question


I have in my short 911 days stuck in Super... 98ron it says in the book, for me this works out around £45 to fill it up when it gets to half a tank, I do like to have plenty in the tank as they say.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super may be more expensive than Regular but you will probably find that you get more mileage to the tank which offsets the extra cost, record it over a few tanks and you'll see.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

super all the way. why would you both putting the other pi55 UL in it?
save a few p per litre but could lead to longer term issues.

the 3.6 engines are notorious for bore wear when they get too hot and running UL can led to higher temp.

you get more miles per tank with SUL as said before.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets face it - anyone who puts boggo in does it for 1 of 2 reasons and it's not usually the unavailable in their area reason.[/b]
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

along with the budget tyres and Chinese suspension parts. PC

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
along with the budget tyres and Chinese suspension parts. PC

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They don't damage the engine Wink Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

linlong shintong tyres easier to spin up in the wet so you could over rev more easily and well into the red = engine damage.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Nankangs have served me well on the front for 30k miles Drive
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will go super unleaded for sure. Nothing about cost just hadn't given it a 2nd thought as company car is daily driver. BP garage is my regular local.

I am also sporting a set of Kumho tyres but they seem fine.. ..for now Bandit
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super, Kumho and Meyle here.

Does more miles on super.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

V-POWER NITRO!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local Texaco garage has 97 octane
1998 996 seems quite happy on it.
 
  
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