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Shell VPower same price as normal unleaded! £0.89

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As title, for one day only on Wednesday 25th March. Not sure if this is national or just at my local garage (London Road, Leicester) but they are advertising on the pumps. Read More
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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
As title, for one day only on Wednesday 25th March.

Not sure if this is national or just at my local garage (London Road, Leicester) but they are advertising on the pumps.
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#1
lol cheers. its only leicester tho. Each Shell does in different weeks. Next week will be groby road if its going by last time
#2
sounds good if its nationwide, why is it voted -7
#3
Great deal, shame I just bought a Diesel car!
banned#4
This isn't a one day only this is the 2nd time that I know of, that they've run this deal
#5
dickslash
Great deal, shame I just bought a Diesel car!


they do it on diesel as well :p
#6
went and paid extra for this today so i could get the ferrari enzo keyring for a pound and they had all gone!

pah !
#7
Why is it 98p,where is unleaded that price??It is 10p cheaper here!Good offer though
#8
demolisher
they do it on diesel as well :p


That's great, but I live in Birmingham so will be curious to see when we Brummies will be able to take advantage of this offer (if at all).
#9
meandmilli
Why is it 98p,where is unleaded that price??It is 10p cheaper here!Good offer though


VPower or formally Opitmax is around 10% more than standard 95 unleaded..

Its still 0.97p here.

Rick
#10
meandmilli
Why is it 98p,where is unleaded that price??It is 10p cheaper here!Good offer though


sorry about that - just updated. I only buy diesel so just stuck a random price in! Just checked and it's 89p a litre for normal unleaded.
#11
Whats so good about this stuff anyway?
#12
98 ron against 95 ron of normal unleaded. This results in power increases if you have a car built for performance, also better return if you drive steady...
#13
Only really worth it if you've got a performance car. In which case it gives a bit more power and better mpg. For the rest of us with bangers stick to the normal stuff!
#14
cojjer
Only really worth it if you've got a performance car. In which case it gives a bit more power and better mpg. For the rest of us with bangers stick to the normal stuff!


In my humble opinion, not going to get into the whole, Which survey disproves this, because there are as many surveys that say otherwise (generally agreed though, the positive results are surveys using performance cars, designed to run on 98+ RON fuels), this isn't strictly true & the debates will go on for eternity. BUT

Regardless of the car you drive, if you drive in similar fashion with premium & non premium fuels, you should still get better MPG* with the premium variant, just because of the quality of the fuel & in reality even if you run a banger, you should also get a very marginal performance increase, although it'll probably be unnoticeable.
* There are a whole number of things that can affect this, so you may not get a huge difference

I know I'll get hammered for this, but as i said, this is just my humble opinion & I have run both over a long period of time, in diesels & petrols, turbo's & non turbo's & as I said, before I get shot down in flames, this is just my humble opinion & if its the same price, you should try it (although, you'd probably need a full tank of it & it would take a few miles to get into the system), before you dismiss it as a gimmick.

Now, just sit back & wait for people to moan :o)
#15
has anyone confirmed this? I need petrol today and usually use V-Power so... :):)
#16
honeymonster21;4722219
In my humble opinion, not going to get into the whole, Which survey disproves this, because there are as many surveys that say otherwise (generally agreed though, the positive results are surveys using performance cars, designed to run on 98+ RON fuels), this isn't strictly true & the debates will go on for eternity. BUT

Regardless of the car you drive, if you drive in similar fashion with premium & non premium fuels, you should still get better MPG* with the premium variant, just because of the quality of the fuel & in reality even if you run a banger, you should also get a very marginal performance increase, although it'll probably be unnoticeable.
* There are a whole number of things that can affect this, so you may not get a huge difference

I know I'll get hammered for this, but as i said, this is just my humble opinion & I have run both over a long period of time, in diesels & petrols, turbo's & non turbo's & as I said, before I get shot down in flames, this is just my humble opinion & if its the same price, you should try it (although, you'd probably need a full tank of it & it would take a few miles to get into the system), before you dismiss it as a gimmick.

Now, just sit back & wait for people to moan :o)

I would totally agree with that assessment - it will make a difference, albeit it not really noticeable until you compare a full tank over a fairly well controlled distance.

However, as regarding the extra power, I've never had a rolling road to test it out on... but I do generally feel 'sportier' when I've filled up my J-reg MR2 :? on a higher RON fuel, and my belief is that a lot of the extra performance is psychosomatic in nature.

But I'm sure that someone else, as seemingly always these days, will pop up and claim to own 3 rolling roads, 2 Oxygen inlet sensors and a Partridge In A Pear Tree!
#17
honeymonster21
In my humble opinion, not going to get into the whole, Which survey disproves this, because there are as many surveys that say otherwise (generally agreed though, the positive results are surveys using performance cars, designed to run on 98+ RON fuels), this isn't strictly true & the debates will go on for eternity. BUT

Regardless of the car you drive, if you drive in similar fashion with premium & non premium fuels, you should still get better MPG* with the premium variant, just because of the quality of the fuel & in reality even if you run a banger, you should also get a very marginal performance increase, although it'll probably be unnoticeable.
* There are a whole number of things that can affect this, so you may not get a huge difference

I know I'll get hammered for this, but as i said, this is just my humble opinion & I have run both over a long period of time, in diesels & petrols, turbo's & non turbo's & as I said, before I get shot down in flames, this is just my humble opinion & if its the same price, you should try it (although, you'd probably need a full tank of it & it would take a few miles to get into the system), before you dismiss it as a gimmick.

Now, just sit back & wait for people to moan :o)


I have a performance car and tried this when the price differential was only 3p a litre. Didn't really notice any difference in performance and none in mpg. If your car needs 98 RON, then fair enough, otherwise the cost outstrips any perceivable benefits imho.
banned#18
As my car is a Jap import, it was designed to run on the crazy Japs 100 ron fuel. If I put anything less than super unleaded in, it runs like a complete dog.

VPower/Tesco 99 are the closest things to what it was designed to run on that we have in this country, without resorting to additives...

Hopefully it'll be coming to a forecourt near me soonish!
#19
Also what you need to consider, is the improved cleaning detergents added into V-Power. I bought a 6year old Peugeot 206 last year, and felt it was very sluggish for a 1.6 when run on regular unleaded. Ran it on V-Power for 3 months (granted I only do half a tank a week, so around 6 tanks worth) and gradually it definitely improved my engine. It feels a lot more responsive, revs a lot easier, and generally performance has increased very noticeably. I put that down to it cleaning out the engine rather than the extra RON, as now i'm back on the regular unleaded the performance is the same.

I don't think you'll notice much if you have new non-performance car, but if you have an old one that needs a bit of a flush or a performance one designed to use the extra RON, i'd say it's worth it. Don't expect immediate results, though.
#20
v power is actually 99 ron and it does increase power, more specifiacally a turbo charged car, but if your planning to run it on a normal car it will mean it will be a cleaner burn and more efficient burn, they did a rolling road on fifth gear a while back, but unless your running a high power car then it wont make much of a difference but if its going for the same price as unleaded then you should be buying this stuff.
#21
randomnut
Also what you need to consider, is the improved cleaning detergents added into V-Power. I bought a 6year old Peugeot 206 last year, and felt it was very sluggish for a 1.6 when run on regular unleaded. Ran it on V-Power for 3 months (granted I only do half a tank a week, so around 6 tanks worth) and gradually it definitely improved my engine. It feels a lot more responsive, revs a lot easier, and generally performance has increased very noticeably. I put that down to it cleaning out the engine rather than the extra RON, as now i'm back on the regular unleaded the performance is the same.

I don't think you'll notice much if you have new non-performance car, but if you have an old one that needs a bit of a flush or a performance one designed to use the extra RON, i'd say it's worth it. Don't expect immediate results, though.


Agree with the improved cleaning. I compared it to a high street brand detergent in a normal 40 degree wash and my whites came out noticeably whiter and softer
#22
fulyue
Agree with the improved cleaning. I compared it to a high street brand detergent in a normal 40 degree wash and my whites came out noticeably whiter and softer


Very, very funny, still laughing

But the original quotes true (as I understand it), you'd need to have several tanks to actually get the benefit if your cars not brand new & has been driven on normal fuel/ without being thrashed (& not thrashed within an inch of its life, before someone comments!!!!) throughout its life because of the engine being more 'clogged up'.

Now, can I find, buy & get a Mini Cooper S (John Cooper Works) home before this offer expires :whistling:
Yep, I will be running it on premium, 210 bhp in a Mini, how I've missed petrol engines, can't wait for summer, but winter may not be as fun.......
#23
scruffty
has anyone confirmed this? I need petrol today and usually use V-Power so... :):)


Sorry Scruffty, I think this is tomorrow only
#24
u think it will start at midnight:?
#25
Right here we go....

Basically for the Import Impreza WRX owners + other performance Imports out there this is a god send, Import WRX's have to run on Optimax unless the cars been remapped for 95 RON otherwise there is a good chance of detonation, bye bye piston number 3..If aint happened yet then count yourself lucky if your running your WRX on 95 without OC boosters...

I run a highly modified weekend car which has been remapped (ECU reprogram daughterboard) to only run on Shell 98 Octane...

For the standard motors theres not much difference TBH...
#26
Ha!

The power of marketing and sponsorship to wreak havoc on the minds of simple punters:p
#27
any1 seen this 2day
#28
Nor me, v disappointed.
#29
nah i paid 95.9 :(:( EXPIRE & COLD!!!!!

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