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    Default Dave's mini diesel test......

    Car - 2.2dti
    mileage - 109k
    year 2002

    test:

    use a variety of fuels and note their performace, making sure that I run a particular fuel more than once.

    standard BP diesel - 43.40mpg
    standard BP diesel with millers - 43.57mpg
    shell v power diesel - 44.60mpg
    shell v power diesel - 43.97mpg

    not exactly conclusive, but I will continue. the only problem is the fact that this next tank will involve a lot of motorway, so it should climb.

    cheers.

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    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

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    I find millers gives me about 2mpg more on standard shell diesel

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    Not only unconclusive, the differences are so close as to be within measuring error. Less than 2% is insignificant IMO and cannot be considered as a real difference. I would ignore any difference of less than 5% as a minimum.

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    Default update - 02/05/09

    standard BP diesel - 43.40mpg
    standard BP diesel with millers - 43.57mpg
    shell v power diesel - 44.60mpg
    shell v power diesel - 43.97mpg
    bp ultimate - 44.13mpg
    bp ultimate (on a run) - 50.50mpg
    bp ultimate - 45.00mpg

    look like bp ultimate is winning but it cost 6p more a litre over std.

    0.06p x 47 litres - £2.82 a tank more.

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    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

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    Doing the calcs.....

    I have compared the 1st standard BP (worst) against the (best) ultimate economy (ignored the 'on a run')
    and assumed 92p/l for normal and 98p/l for ultimate.

    The difference, based on 30000 miles a year, is that the normal fuel would cost £80 less for the year. So even though there is a marginal fuel economy gain (and I will assume that this is right, and not normal tank to tank and car usage variation, for the purposes of this calculation), then as it is more expensive per litre (6p), the ultimate is more expensive than normal unleaded.

    Therefore,

    Normal unleaded is cheaper to run than ultimate....

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