bp petrol vs shell petrol vs caltex petrol or even mobile petrol
which is the best petrol for ur engine ? because i dont know but i hear shell petrol is s***
Last edited by supersteve; 14th October 2007 at 11:34 AM.
Originally Posted by A wise man on another forum
There is a big thread on this already mate. At the end of the day it came down to personal preference... I dont like Shell because I always hear about the human rights violations they go through while processing their oils.. I usually try to use BP.
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vortex 98 from caltex seems 2 kick ass in my car always feels a bit beta then the others
There was one thread and one member dynoed shell v's BP the BP turned out better only just but really it makes no difference. They dynoed different days there could of been some heat soak ect plus petrol changes from batch to batch. Anything from the top end petrol is pritty good like vortex, ultimate, v power, 8000 98 octane petrol is fine.
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Always ran BP Ultimate in the ET and the N14. the car doesnt seem to like to run on anything else
matilda fuels fo sure
08 Golf GTI DSG
I actually saw a fuel shoot-out on Fox TV last year...
They tested BP, Shell & another (can't remember) on three different vehicles... Toyota Corolla; Ford Falcon and Subaru WRX...
In all cases the Shell fuel gave more power - especially with the WRX...
Been on Shell since and also I shop at Coles so I use the 4 cents discount voucher...
N14 Oz Specs - the SSS cult classic
BP/Shell/Vortex all feel the same powerwise for me. I use Vortex 98 though, gives me better economy.
If you have a stock car theres no diff between all the 98 octane stuff.
If your into performance tuning however - and giving your motor a full tilt the results above are a great read.
Current - 2013 ZC6 BRZ
Previous - 1998 N15 Pulsar LX Sedan (SR20DET)
Too many others
I've run shell, mobil, bp constantly and noticed no difference between them. As long as its 98 and a mainstream brand i have no problems running it. Maybe minor differences between them but at the end of the day if somebody put one or the other fuel in your tank and didnt tell you i dont think you'd notice anything different.
Anyway, I favour bp and mobil, but only because for ages shell didnt have 98 octane in SA. Whatever's cheaper i'll buy.
The current kids:
03 VW Bora 4motion VR6 - Lots of kw
06 VW Jetta - Daily Runabout - 130fwkw
why would it seriously matter, if you do get more power it would be a matter of 2-3kw which is like useless, or if it gave better economy im sure it would'nt be that much better, but if it is welll let me know.
my very gay 2 cents.
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