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Old 05 Feb 2007, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best fuel for 52 plate WRX

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I recently bought a 52 plate WRX, the garage told me that standard unleaded would be ok for it, is this right or wrong?, could I damage the engine with standard unleaded and would I suffer power loss?.

Any help is much appreciated.

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Old 05 Feb 2007, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Personally without doin any research would always run on super.
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Old 05 Feb 2007, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

Only use V-Power or Tesco 99 petrol in my UK 52 WRX.

Subaru UK recommend 95 octane or higher for the WRX & 98 or higher for the STi.
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Same here Shell V Power or Tesco 99
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Old 05 Feb 2007, 04:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Only use V-Power or Tesco 99 petrol in my UK 52 WRX.

Subaru UK recommend 95 octane or higher for the WRX & 98 or higher for the STi.

Esso's Standard unleaded is 95 RON which I have been using, but I have just started getting hesitation from it, well im assuming its the fuel.
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Esso's Standard unleaded is 95 RON which I have been using, but I have just started getting hesitation from it, well im assuming its the fuel.
Sounds like the 95RON

As Dave said, would always run on super
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Old 05 Feb 2007, 04:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have half a tank of standard unleaded left at the moment, so I will top up with super on the way to work tonight and then use super all the time from now on.
What sort of MPG are you getting from super (normal everyday driving)?.
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I have half a tank of standard unleaded left at the moment, so I will top up with super on the way to work tonight and then use super all the time from now on.
What sort of MPG are you getting from super (normal everyday driving)?.

I'm averaging 24/27 mpg
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I'm averaging 24/27 mpg

I will be happy with that.....

My MG ZS 180 that I part exchanged for my scooby was only getting 14 at best and that was only if I was driving like I had Miss Daisy in the car.
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I get 20mpg if im lucky,but it dont get many long runs generally.
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i get on average about, 18 ish max, but mine is only a toy car for weekend and evening use
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nooooooo... don't run it on unleaded !!!!!!!
i made that fatal mistake after being told that mine would be fine on the standard stuff.
Thanks to Alyn ( my super hero @ AS Performance) I now run it on shell v power only..... and the car has been transformed.... drives better now than what it did when i first bought it!!!!
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I will be happy with that.....

My MG ZS 180 that I part exchanged for my scooby was only getting 14 at best and that was only if I was driving like I had Miss Daisy in the car.
that's bad mpg for a ZS 180.... other half used to have one and we got at least 25 mpg and that was with a K&N full induction kit fitted !

my scoob is used every day and since having put in a panel K&N filter, i find my petrol isn;t lasting quite as long as it used to... so i'm probably seeing anywhere between 18 and 20 mpg ( its a 2000 turbo)
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nooooooo... don't run it on unleaded !!!!!!!
i made that fatal mistake after being told that mine would be fine on the standard stuff.
Thanks to Alyn ( my super hero @ AS Performance) I now run it on shell v power only..... and the car has been transformed.... drives better now than what it did when i first bought it!!!!
I topped up the tank last night to Shell V Power so its a 50/50 mix of standard unleaded and super at the moment, I will continue with the V Power from now on.

With the standard unleaded the car felt lumpy and hesitant on acceleration, it appears to be running smoother at the moment even with a 50/50 mix.

Shame I cannot find out what fuel was used on a daily basis before I bought the car, hopefully they used super so there is no damage.

Thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions.
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I will be happy with that.....

My MG ZS 180 that I part exchanged for my scooby was only getting 14 at best and that was only if I was driving like I had Miss Daisy in the car.
Did someone mention Miss Daisy

Well, I run Sainsburys super unleaded in mine, with Millers Octane Booster (knocks up the octane level by 2, so its 99) and even tho I do drive like Miss Daisy, I've managed upto 32mpg's in my 98 Type R STI v4 Some of the guys dont know how I manage it, but light foot work

I know when I leave home in North Devon to go and see my fiance in Wolverhampton (200 miles and a bit) I can do it on half a tank in the Subaru
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