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Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 10:46:56 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: SAAB and gas quality

in article, Richard Sauer at wrote on 25/02/2007 06:59: > Assuming you are using the recommended octane rating, has anyone noticed if > their SAAB is particularly sensitive to certain brands of gasoline? I have a > 9-5 v6, and I think it runs better on Shell....but this might be pure > fantasy on my part. Taking a completely unscientific approach, I can say that my car prefers our local supermarket super unleaded. Based on doing similar journeys, driving conditions and similar styles over successive weeks on different fuels, I find I can achieve higher and more prolonged boost and Sainsbury's super unleaded. MPG is better, too. A close second is Esso Supreme (again, a 97 UK RON fuel), then Total Excellium (I think this might be a 98 UK RON fuel), Texaco SUL and lastly Shell V-Power, with which my car misfires, gets little over base boost and fuel mileage down to around 20 MPG. Our FIAT, on the other hand loves V-Power :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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