Yea it does say in the manual about maybe 97 ron fuel is advised to be used. you will gain some improve,ent if you have never used it before. it will seem sharper on the throttle and maybe a little power increase and will run better over time.
Which pic?the signature one? Thats us all on The Great North MINI run me and Andy organised last year
I've just switched to Shell V Power from ordinary 95 octane Shell - now it's on the second tank, I seem to have much improved consumption (which I can't attribute to changes in weather, or driving conditions).
My original plan was just to pop the occasional tank in, to help keep the engine clean, but the engine seems smoother, and consumption has improved - maybe another 70-80km from a tankful, so I'm going to keep going.
I used Bp standard up unill sept last year & found that best but after having to use tesco as only petrol station arond were i was - i tried the super & what a differnce. To be honest i didnt believe in it but you defo get an improved mpg - i have tested it. I have tried the other supers & always gone back to tesco.
For some reason this suits the mcs
to be fair im going to try it because of everyones feed back sound v good and also
i shop at tesco and if i spend over £50 you get 5p of a litre which will bring the price back to standard unleaded.
I have never bothered; I have no faith whatsoever in additives. I always thought it was more of a yank thing.
Personally, I reckon that good brand fuel from a high turnover petrol station (Shell, BP whatever), combined with regular and frequent oil services, plus the odd "Italian tune-up" (to keep the pipes clean) is enough to keep your engine sweet.
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