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JackRyan1975
21-11-2005, 12:21 PM
My car has been consuming BP petrol all this while. I used Petronas once in a while, and observed that the car actually is more powerful when it's used. Anyone can testify? Is there really a difference on performance for different brands of petrol?

adriene
21-11-2005, 12:28 PM
i use shell because that's just what my family's been using for decades.

also shell advertisement is powderful :D

BTK
21-11-2005, 12:47 PM
All base petrol are the same. It is the additive that makes the petrol different from one another e.g. Techron, Primax, etc.

And yes, you can feel the difference IF your is below 1.8 liter. 2 liter and above car won't feel the difference as these cars are already powerful.

gnehkgnep
21-11-2005, 12:57 PM
I use Esso, Mobil and Shell.......since it is more convenient for me......performance?........it depends on your own judgement......at one time or other......i find some better than the other and at other times......it is the same......can it be due to better additives added......i don't think so........but if they accidently put in more then i believe.........the more additive will give better performance.....and sometimes due to the quality of the petrol.......the more sulfur for instance if u get it from Singapore directly.......then it will give your petrol better grade.......which is why it is more equivalent to 98% of octane level.......whereas most of the time we are using only at 97% octane level.....which is why super is known as ULG 97 (Unleaded gas 97% octane level)........or regular known as ULG 92 (Unleaded gas 92% octane level)..........which is why the price difference of 4 cents.......

And at times......i go for their loyalty points and customer service......which give me more value for money than whatever advertisement gimmicks they shown on tv....... :D

kress
21-11-2005, 01:01 PM
i mostly use Shell or Petronas. I feel Shell (normal not v-power) offers me better power.. i've also noticed that shell gives more petrol as they round it up... e.g.
30 dollars is 18.52 liters in shell as opposed to Petronas giving 18.519 liters.... nothing big but just thought i'd mention it.

SunwayKid
21-11-2005, 01:14 PM
Personally, I feel I get better mileage from Shell, rather than the others. Not sure about power as there is hardly any place here that we can tekan the accelerator without getting a POS saman.

Having said that, I find I can go further with certain Shell stations. Can't provide any scientific data though and it could be all in the mind, especially when there is a SYT at the cashier counter. :D

There is also this e-mail circulating, could be an urban legend, that you can get more mileage by filling up in the morning, rather than the afternoon. Something to do with the heat etc etc.... :confused:

newbies
21-11-2005, 04:07 PM
sometimes shell (can collect bonuslink points),...sometimes esso/petronas cause can pay at the pump............

but all same cause all also finish quite the same timing...

Ski
21-11-2005, 06:16 PM
Nothing in particular anything that is close when my tank is almost empty ;)

patrick
21-11-2005, 06:18 PM
sometimes shell (can collect bonuslink points),...sometimes esso/petronas cause can pay at the pump............

but all same cause all also finish quite the same timing...

R you all aware that each time you pump above $45 at Shell, you get a bonus of 100 Bonuslink points? Just found out the other day.

GreenBug
21-11-2005, 06:33 PM
R you all aware that each time you pump above $45 at Shell, you get a bonus of 100 Bonuslink points? Just found out the other day.Believe you me Patrick, it is for this very reason that my wife (and thus, me!) have been using ONLY V-Power from Shell. She just love those bonus points and she has redeemed so many different things (which she didn't really need, though :rolleyes: ) and yet she is still all excited about the Bonuslink points. I guess some people are suckers for promnotional gimmicks, eh? :D

patrick
21-11-2005, 06:42 PM
Believe you me Patrick, it is for this very reason that my wife (and thus, me!) have been using ONLY V-Power from Shell. She just love those bonus points and she has redeemed so many different things (which she didn't really need, though :rolleyes: ) and yet she is still all excited about the Bonuslink points. I guess some people are suckers for promnotional gimmicks, eh? :D

Well yes and no. I wouldnt view bonuslinks as promotional gimmicks, rather they are added value. After all, as purchasers we are not paying anything extra for the points. They are fully borne by the merchant outlets or the vendor company. This is one way by which the oil company get around their 'agreement' not to undercut each other. In any case, we pump petrol on a need to basis and not because of the points, right? But if get 'rewarded' for our loyalty, why not? ;-)

ksaravanan
21-11-2005, 07:55 PM
My car has been consuming BP petrol all this while. I used Petronas once in a while, and observed that the car actually is more powerful when it's used. Anyone can testify? Is there really a difference on performance for different brands of petrol?

Try Projet. I heard that they give us real high quality premium petrol. Just to capture some market... I have tried it. It's pretty close to V-power. :)

It's just too bad that Projet koisks are normally out of my way. :mad:

orchipalar
21-11-2005, 08:03 PM
My car has been consuming BP petrol all this while. I used Petronas once in a while, and observed that the car actually is more powerful when it's used. Anyone can testify? Is there really a difference on performance for different brands of petrol?
Err...dear JackRyan:)...of course there is a marginal difference(negligible unless ya drive a vehicle which would specify the Petrol grade of min. Octane level of 98)...:)

Ahem...BUT the BIG difference comes from under inflated tyres or fouled ignition system such as engine running with the bad...spark plugs or fuel injectors...or uneven Air to Fuel mixture...etc etc

Now...those would certainly kill your much needed mileage...n performance of any vehicles...:)

humbble
22-11-2005, 11:31 AM
Hi,

The theory for pumping petrol in cool weather is proven by a world record holder for longest distance travelled in a car.

There are many ways eg.
1)keep your rpm less then 2k.You will be driving like a bug.
2)Drive to wrok earlier to avoid jams..etc..

For me, the main thing is whether the petrol can give me more mileage.
Let me share with you guys how to calculate petrol consumption.Before you guys go ahead and find out which brand of petrol gives u the best mileage.

First you pump full tank.Fill to the brink.
Second,you reset the distance odometer to zero.Travel until the alert light lightens.
You pump full tank again to the brink.
Note the cost of petrol and divide it by the total distance travelled.

Bingo! you will get the consumption ratio.Average it over a few ratings.

With this method, I can verify that V-power dissapointed me a great deal.As for brand wise, nothing much differences. I go for BP as I use BP visa card and I get the 2% rebate.Sad thing is, it is Standard Chartered bank again.
A bank without standards.

Ski
22-11-2005, 12:36 PM
There are two kinds of petrol buyers one couldn"t careless, thats me and others who are only bent to earn points.

My old car has drunk all sorts of petrol in her life time and its still sober no problems so far relating to different petrol usage.

Cheerz

pucman
22-11-2005, 01:30 PM
Hi,

With this method, I can verify that V-power dissapointed me a great deal.As for brand wise, nothing much differences. I go for BP as I use BP visa card and I get the 2% rebate.Sad thing is, it is Standard Chartered bank again.
A bank without standards.

So in your opinion, which petrol gives you more mileage ? Or are you saying BP has more mileage than shell ? :confused: