Shell V-Power Diesel - MINI Cooper Forum
MINI Cooper Diesel MINI Cooper Diesel 2007 - Present

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Privilege Member
MINI2 Regular
 
55JWB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Local Time: 09:13 PM
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View 55JWB's Dark Silver & Black 2nd Gen MINI Cooper S Diesel Profile View 55JWB's Classified Ads
 
Shell V-Power Diesel

Anyone got any comments?? Anyone got any views or experiences??

Shell V-Power Diesel - United Kingdom

55JWB is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 03:42 PM
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Local Time: 09:13 PM
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
United-Kingdom Shell V Power diesel

I moved away from Diesel cars just before V Power diesel was launched but used BP Ultimate Diesel in my D5 Volvo company car and it is smoother with better throttle response . Its really a cost calculation ie cost per mile rather than cost per litre . All these ultra premium fuel grades are also supposed to have an enhanced additive package which could pay back over longer periods through better engine condition i.e cleaner internals .
( I did 16 years with Bp Lubricants )

tamariu is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2009, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
MINI2 Privilege Member
MINI2 Regular
 
55JWB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Local Time: 09:13 PM
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View 55JWB's Dark Silver & Black 2nd Gen MINI Cooper S Diesel Profile View 55JWB's Classified Ads
 
I will give them a try, I heard people talk of needing a couple of fill ups for the ECU to adapt to the extra ron petrol being used, I dont know if its the same for deisel, I am new to deisel....
55JWB is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2009, 09:22 PM
MINI2 Regular
 
caveman_dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Yorkshire
Local Time: 08:13 PM
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male View caveman_dave's Classified Ads
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 55JWB View Post
I will give them a try, I heard people talk of needing a couple of fill ups for the ECU to adapt to the extra ron petrol being used, I dont know if its the same for deisel, I am new to deisel....
If you disconnect the battery for 30secs after filling up the ecu will reset and adapt to the new fuel straight away. Let us know if you notice the difference.

I dont need to make my car go faster, I just need to learn to drive it faster.
caveman_dave is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 2009, 05:20 PM
MINI2 Regular
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Surrey
Local Time: 08:13 PM
Posts: 274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View scillyisles's Lightning Blue & Body Color 2nd Gen MINI Cooper Diesel Profile
 
I find Shell Vpower diesel works very well in my Cooper D. The engine seems to run smoother and the car feels more responsive. My best fuel economy has also been with a tank of Shell V Power.
scillyisles is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Captain Slow
 
Buffster Bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Local Time: 09:13 PM
Posts: 4,929
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male View Buffster Bird's British Racing Green & White 2nd Gen MINI Cooper Diesel Profile
 
I have to admit, I've not noticed much difference when using V-Power diesel to ordinary diesel. I did notice the difference more in my previous petrol Cooper when I used V-Power petrol. There was a better fuel economy with the V-Power petrol over regular petrol. With V-Power diesel I don't find the difference worth paying the extra for.
Buffster Bird is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Privilege Member
MINI2 Regular
 
55JWB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Local Time: 09:13 PM
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View 55JWB's Dark Silver & Black 2nd Gen MINI Cooper S Diesel Profile View 55JWB's Classified Ads
 
Have you done several fill ups?

Dave please don't be offended is the battery thing a "pub fact" or a real 'trick' ?? I was once told about leaving ignition in sage II for x mins would do throttle body reset, eventually turned out to be a "pub fact" :-/

I am not being rude, just want to know for sure and I will try it...

J
55JWB is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2009, 11:32 AM
MINI2 Regular
 
anzzyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Local Time: 08:13 PM
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View anzzyde's Classified Ads
 
Tried it a few times and also have to admit there was hardly any noticeable imporovement if any.

I personally think it's a gimmick for them to charge sightly more.
anzzyde is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 2009, 05:57 PM
MINI2 Regular
 
caveman_dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Yorkshire
Local Time: 08:13 PM
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male View caveman_dave's Classified Ads
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 55JWB View Post
Dave please don't be offended is the battery thing a "pub fact" or a real 'trick' ?? I was once told about leaving ignition in sage II for x mins would do throttle body reset, eventually turned out to be a "pub fact" :-/

I am not being rude, just want to know for sure and I will try it...

J
Removing the battery supply for 30 secs removes temporary data from the ECU, otherwise you need to run atleast 3 to 4 tanks of fuel through the tank.

Temporary data is built up as you drive, based on your driving style, fuel, atmospheric conditions etc

I dont need to make my car go faster, I just need to learn to drive it faster.
caveman_dave is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2009, 11:31 AM
MINI2 Regular
 
PeterBel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Local Time: 11:13 PM
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ukraine Male View PeterBel's Chili Red & White 2nd Gen MINI Cooper Diesel Profile
 
I tried V-Power Diesel when travelling across Europe to MU09. And should say it goes smoother. I wouldn't say "a lot", but at least I managed to reach 196 km/h (+1 km/h to factory maximum) before interruption by slow-moving (160 km/h) local burger

PeterBel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , ,


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advise on power steering failure aioxen First Generation Faults & Fixes 11 May 28th, 2013 02:33 PM
MINI 2006 1.6 power steering issues garethbeardsworth First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Apr 2nd, 2013 01:23 PM
Power Steering problems :( Shelley B First Generation MINI Cooper S 5 Feb 15th, 2013 12:13 PM
Power Steering pump on the blink...? cooper357 First Generation Faults & Fixes 8 Aug 21st, 2012 10:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome