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Old 03 May 2006, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Optimax/Super

How many of you actually use Shell Optimax or similar brand fuel??

Does it really make a significant difference? and is it really worth that little bit more money??

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Old 03 May 2006, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Was using Optimax BUT my car does seem to run better on Tesco 99 ron and its cheaper
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Old 03 May 2006, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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mines mapped for optimax so i'm fooked ...............
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Old 03 May 2006, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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mines also mapped on floptimax so thats all i use
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Old 03 May 2006, 09:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine was mapped at 97ron but used optimax for safety... Tesco stopped doing 99 ron now? They came out while I was at the garage and changed the stickers to 97 ron...
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Old 04 May 2006, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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tesco 99 ron brill !
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Old 04 May 2006, 08:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cars seem better on Optimax

As they are white I find
that Tesco 99 throws out a lot of soot
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Old 04 May 2006, 08:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I find optimax is definately the best - although we don't get tesco99 up here in scotland so I cannot compare it with that.

I did use esso 'supreme' once because there was nothing else and found the car was underperforming a little.
I've also used bp ultimate and found it was ok, but not quite as good as optimax.

Also, I've just learned you can get an 'optimax pluspoints' card from shell - similar to a morrisons card etc, collect the points idea. - so I've ordered mine up from the website. Not sure how worthwile their card is but since I seem to be using a hell of a lot of their fuel I feel I may as well collect some points doing it...
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Old 04 May 2006, 09:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for that guys,,, still not sure whether im going to use optimax tho! i just grudge paying the extra money!
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Old 04 May 2006, 09:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Optimax too for me.... tried BP, car drank it, and loss of performance, ( or it certainly appeared that way )
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Old 04 May 2006, 09:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've only got access to Sainsburys Super (which is BP by the way) and that does me fine... On the rollers I get no det, but the car does run rather rich... Re-map will sort it out

Must admit, NEVER tried Optimax.. Certainly not going to try it now with it being a £1 a litre plus!!
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Old 11 May 2006, 08:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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had mine mapped on tesco 99 got 279bhp went back and had it mapped on optimax and got 293bhp and about 40 miles a tank extra when i haven't got my foot on the floor
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293bhp on optimax - that's pretty good, what model of car is it (?)
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tesco 99 ron brill !
Cant say ive seen it over here yet ???
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Old 15 May 2006, 07:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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had mine mapped on tesco 99 got 279bhp went back and had it mapped on optimax and got 293bhp and about 40 miles a tank extra when i haven't got my foot on the floor
Thats good going m8 - Just shows you that mapping can increase the MPG - A well good move
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