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    Default Extra mpg from V-Power or Ultimate Diesel?

    As title says the manufacturers claim better performance & more mpg from these fuels but just how much is everyone getting from using these fuels? Currently i'm getting roughly 520'ish miles from my cdti 150 (standard apart from DTUK Green Box and Snow flakes just re-fitted after the winter) from a full tank using standard diesel i'll be filling up over the weekend and wanted to know what peoples opinion's are on these claims on extra mpg etc. Are these fuels worth the extra cost when filling up?

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    IMO NO, well not in a standard car at least. This opinion has been proven from independent research. At the end of the day, even IF you get an extra 20miles per tank, it has just cost you £4.80 extra to full up (based on 60 litres and 8p per litre price difference), thus not really saving you money, as £4.80 of 'normal' fuel would buy you enough fuel for at double the alleged extra you would get with V etc.

    As for extra power, the wallet has paid more, so the mind thinks it goes better to justify the extra cost.

    Why do you think fuel companies promotes these fuels??? More profit to them is the real answer.

    Just about all fuel has detergents in it anyway..

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    I am with Ste on this, I have done loads of tests as I do about 500 miles per week, and I have not come to any conclusion that these performance diesel fuels offer any real mpg advantage or performance advantage.

    Yes they help to keep the internals clean compared to your supermarket fuel, but I feel that £6 every 5000 miles on a bottle of Forte diesel treatment keeps the internals nice and clean anyway.

    I am back on the cheapest I can find and use the cleaning agents every so often and my mpg is no worse.

    It is a different matter on Petrol, if I had another turbo petrol, I would only ever use the performance unleaded's. this for sure is good for a petrol engine.

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    as taxi driver myself i do millions of miles and started to use the v power for the last 5 months in my London taxi (2.7 nissan). Havent noticed no difference in consumption or fuel ( both still crap).

    Maybe if you are a ferrari f1 driver you might feel the extra 0.1 seconds saved in a lap ( which if those who know about f1 is significant) but normal folk like us should stick to the one the least painful on our wallets me thinks!

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    I buy the cheapest fuel, which is normally my local Asda, and have no intention of changing.

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    I've got a standard car and it made no difference at all over 2000 carefully logged miles. Other evidence shows it works with tuned cars.

    Must try V-power in the motorhome which I'm getting re-mapped next week........

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