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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long are you planning on doing this route and at what time of year? You have to factor in tourist traffic getting in the way.

Its a great route by the way. I often do the Aviemore to Ballater route, its ace.

Aviemore has a M&S station which I think is BP. Theres also places in Fort William and Kingussie (Gleaner IIRC) or Grantown.

After that your probably not going to get until Blairgowrie but Im sure that will have super. Failing that its not far to Perth which has loads of places.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fill up with Shell or BP normal unleaded and you'll not notice a shred of difference, all this talk about using Super seems irrelevant when your sitting on the A9 at 54 mph!
I've never seen a thread on here about cars blowing up because they ran it on Std Unleaded.
Go and enjoy the roads and don't worry about what fuel you have in.
There's so many great roads in Scotland you'll be spoilt for choice.
My personal favourite is the Loch side road from Fort William to Inverness, either late in the evening or early in the morning to avoid the terrorists, sorry tourists!
Or turn off and go down the A86 to Kingussie.
As others have said just beware of 'Plod'.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
How long are you planning on doing this route and at what time of year? You have to factor in tourist traffic getting in the way.

Its a great route by the way. I often do the Aviemore to Ballater route, its ace.

Aviemore has a M&S station which I think is BP. Theres also places in Fort William and Kingussie (Gleaner IIRC) or Grantown.

After that your probably not going to get until Blairgowrie but Im sure that will have super. Failing that its not far to Perth which has loads of places.



It's going to be in June - avoiding school hols and weekends so I'm hoping that might mean less traffic and fewer of Scotland's finest constables. I'm sure I'll still have retired folk in motor homes.

Slight change of plan on the route due to time constraints. We'll be heading from Northern England via an overnight in Lanarkshire then early start and up via Loch Lomond to Glencoe, Probably only get a day around Ardnamurchan/Mull before we head across the next day to Edinburgh (via Callander?) so having to be quite selective and not getting to pass through the Cairngorms - that'll have to be another time now though I have done it before. I'd quite like to visit Mull but it'll mean time spent waiting for/on ferries so that still just optional.

All a bit of a rush really.


If you had to get from Glencoe or Oban to Edinburgh in less than 4 hours which way would you go?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the best way of increasing the octane of pump gas then? Because of the new engine and tune on my car I don't want to run it on 95 if I can help it (and believe it or not you can definitely feel the difference between it and higher octanes).

I hear positive things about Millers octane booster increasing by an extra 2 octane values... Are there better 'boosters' or is there a better alternative altogether?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are coming from oban

Oban to Crieff then Auchterarder stop at Gleneagles Hotel for a sherbet or coffee then through glendevon to muckhart and across to Either Kinross or you can go via knockhill track and head back to the motorway easy done in 4 hours

You could also go via Killin_aberfeldy_crieff which is a cracking run
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Super Unleaded in Scotland Reply with quote

GP41 wrote:
I'm planning a trip through Scotland in June: Carlisle - Glasgow - Glencoe - Ardnamurchan - Fort William, then across to Grantown-on-Spey and down through the Cairngorms to Edinburgh.

I can fill up at the Shell station near the Erskine bridge and I seem to recall there being a Gleaner station near Ben Nevis that used to sell Super but the next fuel stop I can see is back in Edinburgh. I'm on a tight schedule so can't afford to head up to Inverness where I understand they have Momentum. Are there any other Super unleaded pumps in between? I see there's a Tesco petrol station at Blairgowrie but I don't know whether it does Momentum.

I've reviewed various NC500 posts (some fantastic pictures and videos Surprised) but I'm not heading up that far.

Thanks in advance for any help - I'd rather not be driving Miss Daisy from Ben Nevis back to Edinburgh....


Hi Im doing a Scotland Highlands tour 3rd week in May with POrsche Driving Days UK. I have the routes and itinnary (you know what I mean!). If youd like to PM me I can put a copy in the post for you. Roads and hotel carefully researched and it includes garages as I can see you are stressing over this issue!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Super Unleaded in Scotland Reply with quote

danniGLAS wrote:
GP41 wrote:
I'm planning a trip through Scotland in June: Carlisle - Glasgow - Glencoe - Ardnamurchan - Fort William, then across to Grantown-on-Spey and down through the Cairngorms to Edinburgh.

I can fill up at the Shell station near the Erskine bridge and I seem to recall there being a Gleaner station near Ben Nevis that used to sell Super but the next fuel stop I can see is back in Edinburgh. I'm on a tight schedule so can't afford to head up to Inverness where I understand they have Momentum. Are there any other Super unleaded pumps in between? I see there's a Tesco petrol station at Blairgowrie but I don't know whether it does Momentum.

I've reviewed various NC500 posts (some fantastic pictures and videos Surprised) but I'm not heading up that far.

Thanks in advance for any help - I'd rather not be driving Miss Daisy from Ben Nevis back to Edinburgh....


Hi Im doing a Scotland Highlands tour 3rd week in May with POrsche Driving Days UK. I have the routes and itinnary (you know what I mean!). If youd like to PM me I can put a copy in the post for you. Roads and hotel carefully researched and it includes garages as I can see you are stressing over this issue!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GP41 wrote:
Thanks for all the tips.

patpending - it's ironic isn't it. I don't think I'll be all that far from Grangemouth on my drive back into Edinburgh. Rolling Eyes

Just one question. What should I mix the cowpats with to get them through the neck of the fuel tank?


Well I wouldn't mix them with your hands or the other half's food mixer.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I based my comment on using std fuel in that it would be a std car with a std map.
Obviously tuned cars are mapped on a certain fuel.
There was a gizmo I saw advertised in a paper for increasing the octane rating of fuel, I don't know if it's another Snake oil salesman but I've got the cutting somewhere, if I find it I'll post details.
All Millers products do come highly recommended.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get BP ultimate 97 in Fort William. But I’m not convined Ardnamurchan and Mull are great 911 driving roads. You certainly won’t need to worry about plod!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

qwerty911 wrote:
You can get BP ultimate 97 in Fort William. But I’m not convined Ardnamurchan and Mull are great 911 driving roads. You certainly won’t need to worry about plod!


OK, thanks for that. I did have a look on Google Maps Street View and I can see what you mean!
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