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    I have a 2005 CDTI 150 Vec (SRi) and thought he oher day that I would fill up with V-Power Diesel to see if there is any difference - was less than 10 miles left on range so filled it to the brim with V-Power..

    Dont know if I can feel a difference or not - still feels ****** fast!!

    I think you like to 'think' it feels faster because the ads tell you it will be..

    So, anyone else use the 'enhanced' diesel brands???

    Notice any difference in speed / mpg etc??

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    There's a fair bit on here about both brands. I used Shell V-power for almost a year & was totally convinced I was getting better mpg with it, but I had to fill up with Tesco's best about a month ago while I was down in Somerset. I saw no instant drop in mpg as a result so I've stuck with Tesco Derv and, ironically, I've seen a slight improvement in overall consumption.

    I've also used Millers ever since I got the car & will continue to do so whether it makes a difference or not.

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    I have a 3 Ltr diesel and I've been using BP Ultimate for a while now and I'm very happy with the power i get, But even happier with the amount of miles i get per gallon.

    This pic is of my trip computer after i nearly emptied the tank, All values were re-set at the time of filling up.



    485.9 Miles covered since filled up, And 5 left!!!

    36.4 MPG Not to shabby for a v6...
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    Unless someone does some realistic road tests (please just ask for what I would need) - I will remain unconvinced. All the independant literature says it is no better, but costs you more...

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    I can only go by my own experience of V-power & after using nothing else for 12 months followed by 3 tankfulls of Tesco Diesel I've lost nothing by switching. Even dismissing the slight improvement using Tesco fuel as a fluke doesn't encourage me to go back to V-power.

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    i use BP ultimate in the Signum, much better mpg, and smoother too

    but my bike prefers V power, wierd aint it

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    Didnt notice any difference on my months trial, well a lighter wallet apart. On the Evo's/Scooby's using the petrol version I believe it works as the ECU adjusts for the higher Octane, however dont believe diesel ECU's are able too. A Marketing ploy, they know car 'enthusiasts' will buy it because thats the target market no-one else. Until independent tests are available for the diesel then I wont go back to it.

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