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Just noticed this at Shell,bridge of Don, Aberdeen.
only valid between 8am to 8pm on Wednesday 24th October.
Not sure if this is a national thing but worth poping into your local Shell station to find out.
Actual price may vary from region to region but it is 93.9P/L here
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#1
Ha Ha - 93.9p a litre?? - do people in Aberdeen get a cheap deal because its fresh off the oil rig?

You might get a shock if you ever come south - thats what we pay for a thimble full down here.
#2
Voted hot - a good deal is that. All those "old" GTi's kicking about could do with some of this drink ;)

I'll be intrigued to see if there is much of a difference in performance though.
#3
This is a great deal.

Shell 97 ron fuel has even been rated better than Tesco 99 Ron fuel.
#4
Same in Edinburgh Leith Shell

93.9p aswell

to bad i filled up yesterday @ Tesco, was only 88.9p though with 5p off voucher

hot!
banned#5
timwishart
This is a great deal.

Shell 97 ron fuel has even been rated better than Tesco 99 Ron fuel.



Where did you see this ?
#7
timwishart
This is a great deal.

Shell 97 ron fuel has even been rated better than Tesco 99 Ron fuel.



Shell V-Power is 99 RON. Tesco 99 is blended to get to that RON figure, where as the V-Power is refined to that RON.

The higer RON (above 95), will only make a difference (really) in performance cars, say from Imprza level upwards (below that you will prob see a few BHP increase if that).
#8
It's only 97 RON in the South East, we used to have 99 RON, but it's changed back.
#9
I fell for the "extra horsepower" and "smoother more economical running" nonsense years ago with Optimax
I poured gallons of the stuff into my Golf GTI with no noticeable difference.
One tank full won't be anywhere near enough for you to get improved performance, if any.
I'm using standard unleaded now and it's fine.
I say don't bother.
#10
timwishart
It's only 97 RON in the South East, we used to have 99 RON, but it's changed back.


In Shell??

Optimax which that had for years was 98 RON, then a few years ago swapped to V-Power (inline with Eurpoe naming), which in 99 RON
#11
http://www.petrolprices.com/

Great site for info about fuel and finding the cheapest prices near you!

96.9 is the cheapest within 10 miles of me :?
#12
[SIZE="5"]BEWARE !!!!! [/SIZE]

I put Shell V-Power (99 RON) in my 1995 BMW 5 Series about 2 weeks ago. (A full tank from almost empty).

The day after i filled up the tank i now have a hunting-idle fault from a cold start every morning before i go to work. :x

I suspect this fuel has possibly shagged my fuel sensor in the car. :x

I don't know whether it may have been contaminated fuel from the Station i got it from.

Was it Shell that had the contimated fuel problem a while back where loads of people put a claim in for knackered engines ?
#13
Nope that was Tesco!

Green energy I believe refine for tesco (including the 99)
#14
no it was Tesco

you car prob isnt designed to run on V-Power

either that or there was water in the pump, best bet is if you still have reciept, chancing you luck to see if someone else has reported dodgy fuel
#15
Sorry your right.

I don't know why I when it changed to V power it was 97. I think thats what someone told me. ]

It was a Tesco somewhere in the country that donald ducked a load of peoples cars, and they were even more donald ducked if they didn't keep there receipt.
#16
Mecoconuts
[SIZE="5"]BEWARE !!!!! [/SIZE]

I put Shell V-Power (99 RON) in my 1995 BMW 5 Series about 2 weeks ago. (A full tank from almost empty).

The day after i filled up the tank i now have a hunting-idle fault from a cold start every morning before i go to work. :x

I suspect this fuel has possibly shagged my fuel sensor in the car. :x

I don't know whether it may have been contaminated fuel from the Station i got it from.

Was it Shell that had the contimated fuel problem a while back where loads of people put a claim in for knackered engines ?


A chap from one of my BMW forums has just experienced this with his M3 so I think I may give them a miss :whistling:
#17
Mecoconuts
[SIZE="5"]BEWARE !!!!! [/SIZE]

I put Shell V-Power (99 RON) in my 1995 BMW 5 Series about 2 weeks ago. (A full tank from almost empty).

The day after i filled up the tank i now have a hunting-idle fault from a cold start every morning before i go to work. :x

I suspect this fuel has possibly shagged my fuel sensor in the car. :x

I don't know whether it may have been contaminated fuel from the Station i got it from.

Was it Shell that had the contimated fuel problem a while back where loads of people put a claim in for knackered engines ?


That is clearly just an isolated event. When you think about how many people fill up their cars everyday there is always going to be the odd problem.

Unless you really buy into the whole 'cleaning your engine' thing your car has to be setup or designed to run on the higher run fuel to see any real benefit.

I use it in my Honda Accord Type-R because there is a big sticker on the inside of the fuel cap saying 'Only use 98ron fuel or higher'.
#18
does anyone know if this includes shell vpower diesel?
#19
My local newspaper also advertised this deal for the Shell garage on Leslie Road in Glenrothes and it also said to come along and see a formula 1 racing car :)
#20
Time the fuel protests came back. Costs me £51 to fill my car, I remember when i coudl do it for £40 and I dont think the tank has got bigger!
#21
anyone know if its nationwide?
#22
No point in UK cars unless you have a turbo, Jap imports will like the extra octane, that's about it..
#23
ne0star
That is clearly just an isolated event. When you think about how many people fill up their cars everyday there is always going to be the odd problem.

Unless you really buy into the whole 'cleaning your engine' thing your car has to be setup or designed to run on the higher run fuel to see any real benefit.

I use it in my Honda Accord Type-R because there is a big sticker on the inside of the fuel cap saying 'Only use 98ron fuel or higher'.



Hello ATR owner! I use it in my Accord Type-R too!

I confirm it's good stuff, but then again I have no comparison with 95 RON fuel as I've always filled up the Accord with Optimax / V-Power or Tesco 99.

Anyway, I'm almost down to the end of my tank - so I'll see how much the local Shell garage is charging tomorrow morning.

Thanks for the heads up!
#24
Mecoconuts
[SIZE="5"]BEWARE !!!!! [/SIZE]

I put Shell V-Power (99 RON) in my 1995 BMW 5 Series about 2 weeks ago. (A full tank from almost empty).

The day after i filled up the tank i now have a hunting-idle fault from a cold start every morning before i go to work. :x

I suspect this fuel has possibly shagged my fuel sensor in the car. :x

I don't know whether it may have been contaminated fuel from the Station i got it from.

Was it Shell that had the contimated fuel problem a while back where loads of people put a claim in for knackered engines ?



if u left the tank till nearly empty then u've probably got all the dirty deposits from the bottom of ur tank in the fuel pipes
#25
bindods
does anyone know if this includes shell vpower diesel?


Anyone ??
#26
I hope this is nationwide cause it's normally 102.9p near me = £65+ to fill my 911 (997C2S) :). It does improve performance but as for fuel consumption... I get 15.4mpg (I drive it like I stole it).
#27
Anyone knows if it is nationalwide?
#28
tronlc
Shell V-Power is 99 RON. Tesco 99 is blended to get to that RON figure, where as the V-Power is refined to that RON.

The higer RON (above 95), will only make a difference (really) in performance cars, say from Imprza level upwards (below that you will prob see a few BHP increase if that).


Not always, some engines are designed to operate optimally on higher RON like the VW FSI engine. Will run cleaner, faster and more economically on the fuel as well as prolonging the engine life. :thumbsup:
#29
V1NNYC
anyone know if its nationwide?


In some ways it appears to be...as long as your nation is scotland,as the 2 reported places where the offer appears to be happening are north of hadrian's wall.
#30
Tufty
Time the fuel protests came back. Costs me £51 to fill my car, I remember when i coudl do it for £40 and I dont think the tank has got bigger!


Better still get rid of this Tax mad goverment - even more reason to with a total 'bottler' now running the country.
#31
Doh, Should have read the signs unhelpfully positioned inside by the cashier after I'd filled up my tank!

Includes v-power diesel too. My diesel civic would have liked a drop of this.
#32
Excellent news, my Civic Type-R is mapped (none standard ECU) for Optimax so a cheaper tank of fuel is good with me.
#33
A cheaper way to get more performance out of your car is not to "fill the tank" at all. All that petrol can be like carrying another passenger around. You also burn more petrol carrying about more weight. Worth mentioning if people are really after a few extra BHP ;-)

If you're going from an almost empty tank of regular unleaded to a full tank of V-power or similar, I think the extra weight might be enough to void the performance gain.

I drive a little 1L Lupo and I can definitely tell the difference between a full tank and a near-empty one! :lol: When your car only puts out 50BHP you notice every little thing. Having another person in the car is noticeable and having another one or two on top of that means I need to bear in mind I can't pull away as quickly at a crossing.

I have to admit I think I noticed a slight difference when I put V-Power in my tank compared to regular unleaded one day when V-Power was all that was available to me. But your mind can play tricks on you when you're hoping to see a difference. People here have said it will only make a difference with performance cars so maybe it was just psychological. Maybe I just wanted there to be a difference so believed it.
#34
Civic typeR owner here and I can vouch that v-power does appear to me to give a better drive than regular unleaded.
#35
Got a Leon Cupra R with 225bhp and i get more oomphh for my heavy right foot, and do get slightly better MPG.
Its worth running VPower just for the additives they put in it. Though jjust putting it in every so often isn't too good. You need to train the car to get used to the fuel. In the US they use 92 RON, what the......????
#36
It is best not to give an old engine the extra power. They may not be designed for the extra oooomph.

On my 2.5l mondeo, I would easily get an extra 7% mpg and noticed the difference i'll tell you.
#37
hope this is nationwide!
I ride a motorcycle so i only ever use super-unleaded, definately worth it for motorcycle's and import cars.
Why does japan have the luxury of good fuel as standard whilst we have to pay extra :(
#38
I only ever use V-Power and it's never done my cars any harm. One thing I do find though is that it can 'go off' in the tank, I normally only fill up £25 at a time to keep it fresh.
#39
PoisonJam
A cheaper way to get more performance out of your car is not to "fill the tank" at all. All that petrol can be like carrying another passenger around. You also burn more petrol carrying about more weight. Worth mentioning if people are really after a few extra BHP ;-)

If you're going from an almost empty tank of regular unleaded to a full tank of V-power or similar, I think the extra weight might be enough to void the performance gain.

I drive a little 1L Lupo and I can definitely tell the difference between a full tank and a near-empty one! :lol: When your car only puts out 50BHP you notice every little thing. Having another person in the car is noticeable and having another one or two on top of that means I need to bear in mind I can't pull away as quickly at a crossing.

I have to admit I think I noticed a slight difference when I put V-Power in my tank compared to regular unleaded one day when V-Power was all that was available to me. But your mind can play tricks on you when you're hoping to see a difference. People here have said it will only make a difference with performance cars so maybe it was just psychological. Maybe I just wanted there to be a difference so believed it.


Your Lupo has less torque than a fart though, which is why it will be better with less fuel in it.

Most performance-minded cars will perform identically with or without fuel. Petrol is lighter than water, and a kilo of water is the same as about 750g of petrol. So my 55l tank in my ST170 equates to 41kg - about half my weight. With the torque it produces, this is not noticed at all.

However, in my old 1.25 Fiesta, it sometimes felt a shade sluggish with a full tank, though barely at all. Yet in my ST170, 3 or 4 up, I can still accelerate at very naughty speeds if I so please.

Remember - it's not all about BHP/PS - it's about the torque too.
#40
What nonsense petrol is petrol it is far too expensive to be worring about RON and there are more things in life to get excited about:giggle:

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