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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
OK then to answer them all I only use Shell V max and will go out of my way to find it , only use millers nano 10w50 as thats what Hartech advise and only use Michelin as they are the best. Grin Grin Grin


You forgot "tip or manual?"
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't we all just get along Dont know

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have always used Shell VM except a couple of time in Europe when I hadn't a scooby what I was putting in Surprised it didn't seem to run as well to me but could just have been my irrational paranoia! Dont know
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the Mongolian rally a few years back in an old Volvo 740, a lot of the time I had no choice but to buy old pop bottles of fuel from a kid at the side of the road. Often I had to filter it through a sock to get the twigs and dead mozzies out of it and the old girl never missed a beat even at 14,000 feet up on the Pamir Highway.

That said I would never dream of putting UL in the 996, I get jittery putting BP SUL in rather than Shell V-max Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Often I had to filter it through a sock to get the twigs and dead mozzies out of it


I will find the 'tool kit' thread and tell the chap to add a sock to the list Floor Floor Floor Floor


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course being a Yorkshire lad I put the sock back on afterwards
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being Southern, I put my pants on backwards and then inside out for the 4 day effect Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Being Southern, I put my pants on backwards and then inside out for the 4 day effect Grin


You spelt Month wrong. Hand
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Being Southern, I put my pants on backwards and then inside out for the 4 day effect Grin


You spelt Month wrong. Hand


Being from t’wrong side o t’penines im surprised you wear pants!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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alex yates wrote:
HSC911 wrote:
Being Southern, I put my pants on backwards and then inside out for the 4 day effect Grin


You spelt Month wrong. Hand


Being from t’wrong side o t’penines im surprised you wear pants!


Commando myself. I was referring to these southern pansies.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always V Max or Tesco Momentum for me. However, who knows what petrol the previous owner(s) used?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't tell the difference in performance between SUL and UL then you don't drive hard enough.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you can't tell the difference in performance between SUL and UL then you don't drive hard enough.

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Mines a rocket ship on any fuel Grin It would be interesting for a scientific comparison, im not convinced on either performance or economy: dont know:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
T8 wrote:
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Another fuel thread.
Free gift for anyone who can give the number of fuel threads on here.



One more than the number of 'which oil?' threads but two less than the number of 'which tyres?' threads. Wink


About as frequent as the "tip or manual?" threads then.


You forgot the "I'm thinking of buying a 997" thread, closely followed by "I'm thinking of buying a 997" threads in which someone amusing says save up another £10k and buy a gen 2.....
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and on a serious note, Tesco Momentum or Shell Vmax. Occasionally someone else's SUL, but the occasional use of UL is ok, but you should feel the difference. Personally, I can tell the different between Esso or BP SUL and Tesco Momentum and Shell Vmax. That's what I use, there was a detailed thread on how good Shell and Tesco are over the others, so that's why a lot of us use them as a first choice.....
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you can't tell the difference in performance between SUL and UL then you don't drive hard enough.

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I have a ride I run on methanol, does that count? Cop
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is PDK better than manual? Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
OK then to answer them all I only use Shell V max and will go out of my way to find it , only use millers nano 10w50 as thats what Hartech advise and only use Michelin as they are the best. Grin Grin Grin


You forgot "tip or manual?"


I liked my gen1 Tip, but reluctantly accept my manual is a more drivers option and the overrun pops and crackles are so much better with a manual car than an auto. Grin the pull away assistant that holds it for a second on a hill start is a nice feature on the gen2 manual , I assume it was also on the gen1 manual. Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Another fuel thread.
Free gift for anyone who can give the number of fuel threads on here.


if you don't like it them don't read it.

that is why we have headers and topic threads and the ability to scan as human cognitive function Wink

so SUL it is and thought so . UL is an option as last resort but car won't run as well as ignition gets retarded and less performance.

maybe harmful to engine if used all the time? no evidence to suggest and the whole boring scoring thing is down to poor engineering at the end of the day

that is all.
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