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Fellow Oil Burners.......please can you tell me what make of diesel you guys find gives the MAXIMUM perfomance and Fuel Economy??? Is there one brand of diesel that REALLY stands head and shoulders above the rest??

Fill me in guys??

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Andy
 

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Just filled up at normal texaco garage for while, then had cause to try Shell diesel extra - never went back, the change with Shell was amazing. Never tried anything else since in the last 6 months or so.

Sling a bit of millers diesel plus in now and again usually in a full tank prior to a long journey and hoofing it a bit to keep it clean. Some folk may disagree with the millers plus with a PD engine, but I have had no probs.
 

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I've filled up with Tesco's for the first time since owning the car, so it'll be interesting to see whether it makes any significant difference.

(I was tempted by the 5p / litre off voucher I got with my shopping on Saturday!!)

I ususally only use Shell Diesel Extra though.

I have tried BP (Normal Diesel), Esso and Texaco iirc
 

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For me its BP Ultimate & a shot of millers diesel power plus every time.

If I cant get Ultimate I just add an extra 1/2 shot of millers, seems to be working fine.

I've been using Millers addy for about 15k & never had any problems.

Just watch out if your using BP UL, super UL pump handle is blue also, I did fill up with S-UL by mistake[:(!], but are refunding the cost of draining the tank[:D]
 

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Quote: posted by NETDI on 04/10/2004 08:54:42

Er, i've always used supermarket stuff (hides [:I] ) but will promise to try Shell next fill up, honest!

Interesting.... - If your used to the supermarket stuff, definately try the Shell diesel Extra - near Broadway pub be your closest??

Let us know if you notice the difference matey - I certainly did.
 

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well i used to put tescos in un till some one told me how much sluch the engine can get and well i used to get less MPG out of car and more smoke so i started to use shell wow what a diffrence more MPG and less smoke Quote: posted by BlahBlahMan on 04/10/2004 17:05:55

Ultimate for me was good powerwise but expensive.

I now fill up with Shell extra which for me is has the perfect combination of noise/power and price.
 

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I always use my local garage which is Shell. For one reason and one reason only....it's the cheapest garage I know. When everyone else is selling at 85ish pence a litre mine is still at 81pence. Which when you spend ?35-?40 a day on fuel makes a difference at the end of the week.

Oh, yeah and it seems to work ok. The only fuel I won't use is supermarket derv, which IMO is inferior quality.
 
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