User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: just got back off holiday and......

  1. #1
    Regular Member david.aka.judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default just got back off holiday and......

    i decided to try the performance diesels for comparision, i tried BP ultimate and shell v power.

    I did a lot of motorway cruising but it was mixed up with a good dose of devon lanes......

    the results are:

    BP Ultimate - 46.92mpg

    Shell V power - 52.10mpg

    i was strange though because i was convinced the bp fuel was going to do better. It felt punchier than the shell.

    I stuck to all speed limits and i used the cruise control whenever possible.

    quite a difference between the two, I've now filled up on normal texaco - I will be able to use it as a reference.

    I just hope John CS doesnt read this.........

  2. #2
    Regular Member parapaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I alway found V-Power to be much better than Ultimate - and usually cheaper too!

  3. #3
    Regional Organiser - West Scotland neverlandandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    lanark
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    thats some difference

  4. #4
    Regular Member Chocki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Wolverhampton
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    BP and other diesels feel punchier because their low end performance is poorer so you feel the turbo kicking in and making a noticeable surge.

    V-Power diesel I have always found is a lot better performing where the turbo is not providing full boost, so you actually pull away without noticing turbo lag much.

    I have been running mine on v-power almost exclusively for the last 12 months but had to fill up with normal diesel the other day and can I tell the difference?, oh yes, the same journey every almost every day and there are a few corners where I go round them as normal and find I'm at 1.5k with no power and have to drop down a gear. V- power I never needed to drop down a gear on these corners.

  5. #5
    Regular Member John C S's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gangsta crossover on the drive? Check
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    i decided to try the performance diesels for comparision, i tried BP ultimate and shell v power.

    I did a lot of motorway cruising but it was mixed up with a good dose of devon lanes......

    the results are:

    BP Ultimate - 46.92mpg

    Shell V power - 52.10mpg

    i was strange though because i was convinced the bp fuel was going to do better. It felt punchier than the shell.

    I stuck to all speed limits and i used the cruise control whenever possible.

    quite a difference between the two, I've now filled up on normal texaco - I will be able to use it as a reference.

    I just hope John CS doesnt read this.........
    I haven't read this thread Judas.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Hideous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    GB
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    the results are:
    BP Ultimate - 46.92mpg
    Shell V power - 52.10mpg
    If that's from the onboard computer, well they aren't very accurate at the best of times. Only good way is a brim to brim tankful, and get the old fashioned calculator out.
    5 mpg difference... hmm.
    I've found no benefit in using either of these personally. Zilch improvement after a lot of testing here.

  7. #7
    Regular Member david.aka.judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    If that's from the onboard computer, well they aren't very accurate at the best of times. Only good way is a brim to brim tankful, and get the old fashioned calculator out.
    5 mpg difference... hmm.
    I've found no benefit in using either of these personally. Zilch improvement after a lot of testing here.
    i wish i had a computer m8.......lol

    old fashioned for me thx.

    fill up upto one click from first click, try to get the same pump on fill up, take the total amount of litres, divide it by 4.55, answer - gallons....

    divide mileage by total number of gallons - answer - mpg.....

    I'm using texaco normal atm and its reading 400miles and its on the line before half way....not too bad.

  8. #8
    Regular Member david.aka.judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    oh by the way - thanks John..............lol

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 5th July 2012, 23:27
  2. Back off Holiday
    By John-SRi in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 8th September 2009, 13:35
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19th April 2009, 15:24
  4. Milau Trip - back seat report...WE'RE BACK!!!!
    By Duncan in forum General Chat
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 30th September 2007, 12:53
  5. Anyone going on Holiday soon?
    By AJA in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 29th July 2005, 18:02

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •