What type of fuel do you use? (Merged) - Civinfo
View Poll Results: Which fuel does your CTR drink
Normal 95 RON Unleaded 16 20.78%
Shell V Power Unleaded 26 33.77%
BP Ulltimate Unleaded 5 6.49%
I dont have a CTR but just wanted to vote! 21 27.27%
Supermarket Unleaded 97 RON 5 6.49%
It varies which brand I use 4 5.19%
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What type of fuel do you use? (Merged)

Hi all

Just got my FN2 Type R today


The dealer recommended not using higher octane fuels until the first service. He said to use regular and not premium unleaded also. I asked him why and he said "it was for warranty purposes".
Anyone have any recommendations or info?
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Hello and welcome !!!
I use Optimax or BP Ultimate
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really? i've used super unleaded since my first refuel
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really? i've used super unleaded since my first refuel
but mines a 1.4 not a type r, sorry =P
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This thread has been done before .... sorry , but i use virgins tears in mine ..... i can never find any in Yorkshire though
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Same here. If I can't find V power I use BP ultimate
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Hi all

Just got my FN2 Type R today
Congratulations! Enjoy

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The dealer recommended not using higher octane fuels until the first service. He said to use regular and not premium unleaded also. I asked him why and he said "it was for warranty purposes".
Anyone have any recommendations or info?
Really!! I think your dealer needs to explain that statement.

Not yet had my first service done and i've been mainly using BP Ultimate or Tesco Premium (when you can get 5p/litre off)
What could this possibly do to my car to affect the warranty
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Thanks for the info

Looks like my next tank will be good quality feul
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Really!! I think your dealer needs to explain that statement.

Not yet had my first service done and i've been mainly using BP Ultimate or Tesco Premium (when you can get 5p/litre off)
What could this possibly do to my car to affect the warranty
Running on higher octane fuels gives higher boost pressures, if the Engine is not run in correctly then this could have some impact on the engine.

"Higher octane fuels actually allow the fuel to evaporate more readily in the engine, especially at high engine speeds, leading to more complete combustion, smoother, more responsive operation, better engine breathing and increased performance"

So in order to get the best usage out of the higher octane you need to be revving in the high rev ranges - which you don't really want to do until the car has run in

To be honest with you Type-R drivers, I don't think you will get the best out of the high octane fuels whilst normal driving, you certainly will on a track though

Spacey - don't worry - if you want to use high octane then go for it - just observe the run in period as specified in the Wiki and everything will be OK
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nah of course not =P
i would definitely get one if i can, but DVLA wont release it..
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Running on higher octane fuels gives higher boost pressures, if the Engine is not run in correctly then this could have some impact on the engine.

"Higher octane fuels actually allow the fuel to evaporate more readily in the engine, especially at high engine speeds, leading to more complete combustion, smoother, more responsive operation, better engine breathing and increased performance"

So in order to get the best usage out of the higher octane you need to be revving in the high rev ranges - which you don't really want to do until the car has run in

To be honest with you Type-R drivers, I don't think you will get the best out of the high octane fuels whilst normal driving, you certainly will on a track though

Spacey - don't worry - if you want to use high octane then go for it - just observe the run in period as specified in the Wiki and everything will be OK

i get better MPG with 97 /98 ron
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i get better MPG with 97 /98 ron
An so you will as the fuel is burning more efficiently - especially if you use V-Power as this has added cleaning agents as well

I always used it in my Corolla T-Sport as It was always running in 'lift'

GF said it was a waste of money but the extra performance was well worth it
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BP ultimate, for some reason I've yet to find any shell garages selling V power over here, would like to try it, seems to be well thought of.
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It may NOT be real by I know a guy with a Porsche GT3 with P15 AFF (the glasgow term for P155 OFF)

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