Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

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Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Clivebse » Mon 09 Jun, 2014 21:00

As the title says, does anyone know where 98 fuel can be bought?
Bp is only 97 and no one seems to put rating on anymore?
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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by mnbrennan » Mon 09 Jun, 2014 21:26

Tesco momentum- 99 octane

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by deni2s » Mon 09 Jun, 2014 21:57

Why do you need it? I am getting sometimes 95 and sometimes 98 octane (not a problem in our country), but I haven't seen any improvement in 98. Sometimes I even feel the opposite, but that might be subjective feeling. I believe that's because of ECU timing adjustments for 92-95 fuel on z3. Maybe some chip tuning would help with that.

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Bi11 » Mon 09 Jun, 2014 22:25

Likewise, I usually fill up at Tesco.
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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Clivebse » Tue 10 Jun, 2014 21:23

Thanks guys.

I know years ago tesco was 99 but now it doesn't say.

Does it make difference, yes it does and it's not about timing.....

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Chazzy » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 14:07

Tesco, theirs is 99, I think shell is 98.

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Robert T » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 17:15

If Wikipedia is to be believed, Shell V-Power varies from country to country, but in the UK it is 99 RON. It doesn't mention Nitro+ on there, but I doubt it will be any lower. I run both my cars on it anyway.

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Davejue1 » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 18:46

I run my Zed on 98 from my local shell station, my daily gets supermarket diesel. :)
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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Pep » Fri 15 Aug, 2014 16:38

I solely use v-power nitro which is 99 octane

I live in Manchester and shell seem to have the market here so it's always the closest garage to me.

I've no idea whether it offers any advantage over Tesco's which I believe is the only other easily available 99 but I don't know where the nearest Tesco is anyway.

I could probably do just fine on the 97 you get at BP, Esso etc but I've been a sucker to Shell's branding and I wouldn't put anything else in these days :lol:

Also, my Granddad works in chemical engineering and has done some number crunching and convinced me that the extra mpg you gain from 99 is cheaper in the long run than 95 stuff.

Having said that, the way I drive the difference between 18mpg and 19mpg for a 100 mile drive is pretty much irrelevant!

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Brian H » Fri 15 Aug, 2014 19:38

Pep wrote:..............Having said that, the way I drive the difference between 18mpg and 19mpg for a 100 mile drive is pretty much irrelevant!
Seriously Pep, 18mpg, that makes my eyes water :shock:

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by DanHolman » Tue 12 Jul, 2016 17:00

shell VPower Nitro+. Used it for the last 6 Months noticeable difference in performance.

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Lewy » Wed 13 Jul, 2016 21:33

Only ever used V power in all cars as a rule for last 14 years but the odd times I have to use 95 I can't tell the difference to be honest.

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Bonzo » Wed 13 Jul, 2016 23:27

V Power is supposed to have better cleaning properties as well as 98 octane! Any one had the hydraclean process carried out on their Z3? If so what did you think of it?
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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Gazza » Thu 14 Jul, 2016 22:47

I use BP Momentum in the MR and CSL, the acceleration is noticeable.

What really gets my goat is paying 13p/litre extra over normal unleaded.
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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by vzh7gk » Fri 03 Nov, 2017 12:39

Old thread I know, but wasn't the Tesco 99 also 10% or higher Ethanol?
Or am I mixing that up with something else...
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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by andy & fonz » Fri 03 Nov, 2017 17:32

run mine on sainsburys super 99 octane, if you look in the owners handbook BMW say run on 98

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by Zippy181054 » Wed 08 Nov, 2017 00:04

Tesco Momemtom best

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Re: Where can I buy 98 octane fuel?

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 08 Nov, 2017 23:55

BP Super is 98 (I think)... Tesco Super is 99... Sainsburys Best is 97 (I Think)... even costco is high grade...
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