Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 18:29:34 -0000
From: "Mike Ballinger" <>
Subject: Re: UK Fuel Grade

How easy is it to remove the CAT? What do you replace it with? chrisnew wrote in message ... >Take the cat off, and you sure won`t need any super-the car comes alive, as >the turbo spools up very fast >Chris >David Haydon <> wrote in message >news:9JiE7.44962$ >> I tend to use super in my 2.3T 9k Carlsson if I have the choice, but I'm >not >> religous about it. There is a slight improvement in mileage, but not >enough >> to cover the difference in cost (especially since many garages do not >> advertise the excesivily inflated cost of super until you pull out the >> pump). >> The car does seem to run smoother and I notice a big difference in boost >> retard on my Carlsson, without super I get an almost imediate retard on >the >> boost, wheras with the super it will hold full boost. >> btw the Carlsson is 220bhp, it may not be so noticeable in the stock 2.3T. >> This suggests to me that the APC is detecting knock without super and >since >> knock = engine damage I try to use super (especially for trips involving >> those lovely open A roads :o) >> David >> >> "Mike Ballinger" <> wrote in message >> news:9rghrh$392$ >> > Just looking for some advice on the grade of fuel used. >> > >> > I have a 9K 2.3T which I have been running on regular unleaded for the >> last >> > 4 months (since I bought the car) the handbook says that this is OK, but >> you >> > can use anything up to 98 Octane. >> > >> > Have just filled up with super unleaded, and haven't noticed much >> > difference, but did think the engine felt a little smoother, and I think >> > that I am getting more MPG, but this could be my imagination. >> > >> > Does anyone else in the UK use Super? Does anyone else think its of any >> > benefit? >> > >> > Any comments appreciated. >> > >> > Mike >> > >> > >> >> > >

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