Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 03:28:43 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig Ian Dewick <>
Subject: Re: Super Unleaded Fuel in UK

Piers <> writes: >Charles Christacopoulos wrote: >> >> Can I use Super Unleaded fuel in a UK 1997 9000 2.0 LPT? >> >I use super UL all the time in my '98 9000 2.3T - and used it most of >the time in my '94 2.0 LPT. I seem to get better mileage so the extra >cost per litre is not something I worry about. Better performance too, >especially noticeable in the LPT using Shell Optimax. I presume that as is the case here in Australia, the oil companies which have a presence in the UK are in the process of phasing out, or have already phased out, production of 'older' fuels and are attempting to co-erce us into buying more expensive, lower-polluting but higher-toxicity fuels for our vehicles. LRP (Lead Replacement Petrol) is already off production at the Caltex oil refinery at Kurnell (here in Sydney) and almost every service station has replaced LRP with one or more 'premium' fuels such as Shell's Optimax, BP's Ultimate, etc. 9000's have been around since about 1985 so they can presumably run fine on higher-octane 'premium' unleaded fuels and work better for it. What's interesting is that premium fuel production is going up (here in Australia at least), while production of 'standard' unleaded fuel is about the same. Partly this seems to be because the larger demand and desire for higher-performance cars, and partly due to way car company marketting (and fuel company marketting) pushes up the demand for higher-performance cars and for people to get better performance from generic cars. Regards, Craig. -- Craig Dewick (craignospamon.nospam). http://nospam/~craig APANA Sydney Regional Co-ordinator. Operator of Jedi (an APANA Sydney POP). Always striving for a secure long-term future in an insecure short-term world Have you exported a crypto system today? Do your bit to undermine the NSA.

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