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    Going to fill my car up later at the local BP and have saw a post on here about running there vvt on v-power and it being smoother and the cleaning properties of the fuel, would the BP ultimate be the same or just a waste of the extra money ?

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    I use Tesco Momentum in my VVT sometimes. The car feels smoother, and I like to think its cleaning the insides of the engine as well.

    the momentum is 99 RON though, think the other stuff is 97?

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    Tesco Momentum (previously Tesco 99) is indeed 99 ron and well worth the extra......if your engine is turbocharged. My old remapped 2.0T just loved the stuff. If you see a difference with your VVT then go for it.

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    Complety pointless for your engine, will not make a bit of difference. As for giving it a good clean add this http://www.powerenhancer.co.uk/produ...carbon-remover twice a year,should be able to get it from Kwik fit as well (the only thing I would buy from them lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiedvvt View Post
    would the BP ultimate be the same or just a waste of the extra money ?
    If you have a nectar card and plan to use BP Ultimate for at least six tank fuels, then you may notice an increase of about 12%
    However, weigh up the additional cost against that 12% and there is little benefit
    Equally, all you are doing is burning the fuel and the BP standard fuel is made to the same standard

    I do notice a slight improvement when comparing BP Diesel and BP Ultimate Diesel, but again if it was simply on cost I wouldn't bother
    I tend to swap to BP Ultimate Diesel as the car nears the end of its service interval
    After the service I then swap back to Shell Diesel (and that is from someone that sells BP fuel!)

    As an aside
    Which is your local BP store?

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    Petrol for me

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    Remapped or tuned petrol engines are reputed to get the best gain from super unleaded, and in some cases such as in VAG group TSI/TFSI engines they are strongly recommended, which would suggest that such engines are set up/designed to use higher-octane fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signum-Steve View Post
    Petrol for me
    Me too ... deffo petrol .... I've heard the 3.2 really doesn't like that diesel stuff much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    Me too ... deffo petrol .... I've heard the 3.2 really doesn't like that diesel stuff much
    thats proper weird cos my little 1.8 don't like diesel either

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