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Neo
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9th Dec 17 at 10:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is there actually any benefit in using shell premium diesel ? Or is it just snake oil ?
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Don't know but that BP advert where that smug voiceover guy is like 'ooooh you're dragging an anchor behind you' can utterly do one, at best exaggeration at worst a complete lie.


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Yeah does my head in too. I can't believe it actually makes massive (if any) difference in terms of fuel economy or power, I'm really only interested in using it if it actually helps with longevity of the engine/turbos/stops soot etc etc
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I can't tell any difference. Had used it in my vrs then switched back to normal shell diesel.





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If anything, higher calorific value and more cetanes.
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The actual 'fuel' content of diesel and petrol is very tightly controlled and regulated so the 'special' fuels simply contain additives (detergent octane/cetane boosters and lubricants).. The scientific evidence to backup the benefits of these fuels is pretty weak.
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11th Dec 17 at 14:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I get 550 average from standard diesel and 570 average from premium

so not a massive difference
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You probably filled up 20 miles sooner on the standard stuff, not a good test at all.


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12th Dec 17 at 07:49   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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DaveyLC
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
I get 550 average from standard diesel and 570 average from premium

so not a massive difference


That's a 3% change which could easily be down to driving styles, traffic or even just weather differences.
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it could be

it could also be down to the fuel
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
it could be

it could also be down to the fuel


Its well known that 'premium' fuels are a profit margin increasing gimmick..

Much like people who buy Himalayan Salt lamps and swear blind they actually improve their health, its a load of old tripe
Tiger
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quote:
Originally posted by DaveyLC
quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
it could be

it could also be down to the fuel



Much like people who buy Himalayan Salt lamps and swear blind they actually improve their health


They do, donít they?

[Edited on 14-12-2017 by Tiger]
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quote:
Originally posted by DaveyLC
quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
it could be

it could also be down to the fuel


Its well known that 'premium' fuels are a profit margin increasing gimmick..

Much like people who buy Himalayan Salt lamps and swear blind they actually improve their health, its a load of old tripe


well all I can tell you is I used to get 550 max now I'm getting 570
I only use 'premium diesel' because that is what Costco sells

believe what you want. I only threw in my 2 pence
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I just use Esso standard diesel in mine.
It's local and I get Tesco points

Unless the car run like a bag of shite, I don't see the point with amount of traffic we have on our roads.
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
quote:
Originally posted by DaveyLC
quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
it could be

it could also be down to the fuel


Its well known that 'premium' fuels are a profit margin increasing gimmick..

Much like people who buy Himalayan Salt lamps and swear blind they actually improve their health, its a load of old tripe


well all I can tell you is I used to get 550 max now I'm getting 570
I only use 'premium diesel' because that is what Costco sells

believe what you want. I only threw in my 2 pence


The average prices for diesel (right now) are:

Regular 123.2
Premium 136.5

That's a 9.8% increase in price to get your 3.5% increase in efficiency.. Do you even Maths?
IvIarkgraham
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21st Dec 17 at 00:23   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do you even read you fucking moron?

costco only sell premium. their premium is as cheap if not cheaper than regular elsewhere
DaveyLC
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It needs to be about 8p/litre cheaper to make a difference with your 'mileage improvements'
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is 11p ok for you?
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premium diesel only helps to clean dirty engines. The small increase in cetane rating wont do anything significant.

 
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