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Shell V Power Unleaded 109.9p £1.09

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6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
Price has gone down from 110.9p to 109.9p... best price I have seen!

At the Shell on the A5 in Flamstead Bedfordshire. Shell V-Power is the same price as regular unleaded at 109.9p.

V-power from my experience is definitely a few pence more at the Shell stations in and around Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, so deffo the best proce V-Power in the area.
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#1
wow thatas a good price its usually 10p more the standard. will have to check in newcastle to see if it is cheaper
#2
£110.09 a litre? ;-)
#3
It's 99RON so no point in using it unless your car needs 99RON rather than the usual 95RON stuff.

It might actually run worse due to overfuelling.
#4
shaz2sxy
wow thatas a good price its usually 10p more the standard. will have to check in newcastle to see if it is cheaper


+1....yep I hope its that price in the North, I will be filling up to the max if it is because its the recommended grade for my engine.
#5
withabix
It's 99RON so no point in using it unless your car needs 99RON rather than the usual 95RON stuff.

It might actually run worse due to overfuelling.


Overfuelling? LOL, heard it all now.

Putting in extra octane will never make your car run worse...period.

All cars sold in the EU will happily run on any grade of fuel from 95 octane upwards.

Incidentally, this fuel is 122.9 at my local Shell!
[helper]#6
withabix
It's 99RON so no point in using it unless your car needs 99RON rather than the usual 95RON stuff.

It might actually run worse due to overfuelling.


LOL! Very funny. Learn what you are talking about before you come out with stuff like that. VPower will only make a difference if you car's ECU supports and makes use of the extra octane - but it certaintly won't do any harm to a normal engine - just won't feel any difference!

VPower is usually 7/8p more than standard 95RON so a great deal but I bet it is just this one station - will take a look as my car runs on this.
[helper]#7
Dhal - is it some sort of promotion at the station? Do they have signs up saying try Vpower for the same price as 95RON today only or something?
#8
Wow, I'd love someone to explain the science behind overfueling! I think the point withabix should have made was that some cars (generally older ones) may not have ECUs that can adapt to the higher octane fuel and as such should see little or no benefit. Though as it's the same price it's certainly worth a try!
#9
jdmoyers
Wow, I'd love someone to explain the science behind overfueling! I think the point withabix should have made was that some cars (generally older ones) may not have ECUs that can adapt to the higher octane fuel and as such should see little or no benefit. Though as it's the same price it's certainly worth a try!


If the octane rating is higher than the ECU can adapt to*, then combustion could continue too long or fuel not be fully burnt.

=common cause of the rotten egg smell.

If the engine doesn't need 99RON, there's no point in using it. It won't make your willy any bigger.




*includes ECU in most cars driven by chavs who think it makes their willy look bigger
#10
withabix
It's 99RON so no point in using it unless your car needs 99RON rather than the usual 95RON stuff.

It might actually run worse due to overfuelling.



LOL

Well done on the explanation!! Overfuelling is totally wrong tho :p

nice guide ben :)
#11
Will send OH a text, works Bedford area & drives a scobbie so will def tank some if he finds it. Gr8 find and post. cheers
#12
A quick guide to fuelling in the internal combustion engine, simplified for beginners.

An engine works by igniting a fuel/air mix in the combustion chambers of an engine. Petrol makes a very, very, powerful bang when ignited so this has to be carefully controlled. If you have too much air (oxygen) in the mix, the ignition is too explosive resulting in exhaust temperatures that are too high. The unstable ignition also gives result to a phenomenon known as knocking, this creates vibrations in the engine and can damage it.

There are 2 main ways to control knocking. Firstly, you can add fuel - this reduces fuel consumption but makes the overall ignition a little bit cooler and more controlled. Thing of throwing too many logs on the fire, it chokes it a bit due to a lack of oxygen. Secondly, you can add octane - a complex chemical additive that costs a fair amount of money, hence the increasing cost of high octane fuels.

Pretty much all fuel injection cars contain what is known as a knock sensor. In it's basic form, it's a microphone that listen to the engine for knocking. If it hears the characteristic vibration, it adjusts the timing on the engine to ensure there is more fuel in the combustion chamber before the spark plug is activated. This cools the mix and reduces knocking. It continues to do this until knocking is eliminated.

Putting in low octane fuel increases knocking, forcing the engine to adjust timing, add more fuel, increasing consumption and emissions.

Higher octane fuels allow the engine to "lean out" putting in less fuel and more air. This increases consumption and power.

Most cars sold in the EU are now tuned to auto-adjust to over 100 types of fuel across the continent and make them as efficient as possible whatever you dump in at the pump.

The lowest octane sold in the UK is 95 RON, so cars are generally tuned to be most efficient using that. You may remember when unleaded was first launched, some cars had to be re-programmed to handle this lower octane fuel. Older, leaded, fuel was around 97-98 octane and using 95 unleaded could create excessive knock and damage engines. An octane additive could be used to workaround this is an ECU re-programme wasn't available. Some cars had a switch under the bonnet for switching between 95/98.

If you car is pre-programmed to handle high octane fuel, it will run very well if you use it. If not, it can't do any harm, it will just run in the 95 octane mode with no measurable knock allowing the car to run in it's most efficient programme.

The key to a good engine manufacturer is allowing you to get the most controlled power from the smallest amount of fuel. In F1, every ounce of fuel is key to the race as it keeps weight down. They allow much more knock on their engines which means they don't last as many races, but also use 105 octane race fuel to minimise it.

I hope that explains it a bit for the beginners.
#13
When did octane become a complex chemical additive?

It's a simple hydrocarbon molecule. 8 carbon atoms, 18 hydrogen atoms. In one chain. It compresses a bit better than shorter chain molecules, but that's about it.
#14
withabix
When did octane become a complex chemical additive?

It's a simple hydrocarbon molecule. 8 carbon atoms, 18 hydrogen atoms. In one chain.


This coming from Mr Overfuelling :-D

I did explain it was a simplified guide and didn't expect it to be fully scrutinised. There's a reason high octane fuels cost so much, it's the additives.
#15
lol, It will make little difference but there is truth in saying some vehicles will not run as well on the higher octane, but its due to timing I don't think overfuelling is quite the correct terminolgy.

My older impreza does not like Super Unleaded, it will run but I think that it performs better with standard 95 Unleaded. If I wanted to run it on super I would adjust the timing and it would be fine. However My old XR2 would run on 4-star, unleaded and Super and It used to love Super unleaded.
#16
withabix
If the octane rating is higher than the ECU can adapt to*, then combustion could continue too long or fuel not be fully burnt.

=common cause of the rotten egg smell.

If the engine doesn't need 99RON, there's no point in using it. It won't make your willy any bigger.




*includes ECU in most cars driven by chavs who think it makes their willy look bigger


Have a read of this before you make any more comments, it might help you to clear a few things up.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/car_clinic/article2025403.ece
banned#17
I remember when I could get 4 gallons for a £ and still have enough change to buy a house. :-\
#18
Celticsun


My older impreza does not like Super Unleaded, it will run but I think that it performs better with standard 95 Unleaded.

Ah, but does it make the exhaust louder? That's what Subarus are for, isn't it?
#19
withabix
When did octane become a complex chemical additive?

It's a simple hydrocarbon molecule. 8 carbon atoms, 18 hydrogen atoms. In one chain. It compresses a bit better than shorter chain molecules, but that's about it.


Put your balls away, he was just writing it to help beginners, as stated. And I think to a lot of people '8 carbon atoms, 18 hydrogen atoms in one chain' sounds complex.
#20
Besford
Ah, but does it make the exhaust louder? That's what Subarus are for, isn't it?


lol, actually thats the uneven downpipes and flat four :thumbsup:

Not forgetting the drain pipe sticking outta the back
#21
andysjones
Put your balls away, he was just writing it to help beginners, as stated. And I think to a lot of people '8 carbon atoms, 18 hydrogen atoms in one chain' sounds complex.


In reality, Octane rating usually has no relation to the physical content of pure Octane. Octane rating is usually artificially increase by adding Toluene, aka methylbenzene, which any Organic Chemistry student will tell you is far from being a straight forward molecule.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toluene
banned#22
ro53ben
Toluene, aka methylbenzene, which any Organic Chemistry student will tell you is far from being a straight forward molecule.


a BAD organic chemistry student might

Probably the simplest aromatic hydrocarbon molecule after benzene itself.

Would you like a shovel?

PS withabics is slightly wrong in that there are a number of isomers of octane, but they are all basically similar (C8H18)
banned#23
organic_chemist
a BAD organic chemistry student might

Probably the simplest aromatic hydrocarbon molecule after benzene itself.

Would you like a shovel?


Aromatic?
Is that why petrol smalls nice?
#24
how much are the tubes of pringles?
#25
seanjames
how much are the tubes of pringles?


Dunno, but as it's a Shell garage, the dodgy geezer behind the counter will probably swipe his own Shell Drivers card instead of yours and then skim your credit card :?
[helper]#26
lol well just to confirm this must have been a one off as just paid 114.9p a litre at Regent Road Manchester. Getting so pricey again now :-(
#27
organic_chemist
a BAD organic chemistry student might

Probably the simplest aromatic hydrocarbon molecule after benzene itself.

Would you like a shovel?

PS withabics is slightly wrong in that there are a number of isomers of octane, but they are all basically similar (C8H18)


Simple compound, maybe, but flammable, highly reactive and carcinogenic - handle with care.
#28
ill have 10 kit kats and a jar of marmite

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