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Non-car are very confused by this And the fuel companies haven’t – the number of different retail products beggars belief.

In the few years we’ve seen an in the number of fuel products – of which bear absolutely no to the way fuel is actually specified by car

Pop open the fuel flap on a car and you’re likely to see “Uleaded Only” inside the flap. options include “Premium Only” or “98 Octane Unleaded Imagine how confusing that is someone in an unfamiliar car pull up at a next to a pump marked or ‘Bio e-Flex’. It can be a difficult to crack, for the uninitiated. There are – sometimes severe ones – if you get wrong. You could easily up your engine, or cause of dollars worth of damage.

are currently five different of automotive petrols on the market, if you the 100-octane leaded avgas near some aboriginal to discourage recreational sniffing. The available mainstream petrol are sexed up with a hodge-podge of brand names for retail in the same way, for example, juice manufacturers try to differentiate from one another even it’s really all the same basically. No two fuel brands use the name for their basic petrol, even though it is all produced by exactly the same

Automotive fuels currently on include:

Standard unleaded (ULP), which has an octane of 91 and is being phased out in some soon to be replaced by E10. the fuel most petrol on sale in Australia require. the one that goes with the Fuel Only’ sticker the fuel filler flap.)

E10 . is a blend of 10 per cent ethanol. modern cars can run E10, as as many older cars. If check with the vehicle Older cars might not E10-proof materials inside the systems. The E10 can, in these break down these materials and the byproducts of that can become dislodged and migrate where they can clog the filters and injectors, which is an problem to solve.

If you’ve using 91 ULP and it’s become in your area, and your car is with E10, you’ll to use the next fuel in our list, a unleaded petrol, which is expensive. (interestingly, E10 can also mowers and other yard in the manner described above. generally a safer bet to run these on a premium unleaded fuel. consume very little, so the cost difference is negligible.)

E10 will help a suitably 91-octane-minimum engine perform a better, too, allowing the to advance the timing a little, but it less energy into litre, so your fuel invariably goes up, offsetting of E10’s upfront price The performance increase will be minor, and the consumption goes up 3-4 per

Premium, 95-octane unleaded (PULP). This is the first of two of PULP, and is the entry-level fuel in other markets, like which lacks 91-octane. If car says ‘Premium Unleaded inside the filler flap, is the one you should use – if you use 91-octane or E10, expensive engine damage result. This 95-octane is the cheaper of the two PULPs.

Premium 98-octane unleaded This is the fuel demanded by exotic cars, often forced induction (turbo or induction) or ‘direct injection’, and the expensive petrol on the market. If the car ’98-octane Unleaded Only’ you not use any of the lesser petrols, because you severely damage the engine, you with a bill an ordinary might not jump over, the nature of some of the cars require 98.

E85, a blend of up to 85 per ethanol . with the balance in The recipe varies by place and it’s not always 85 per cent Currently this fuel is only at some selected servos and is called ‘Bio The only cars – so far – that can run it are the ‘Flex Fuel’ iterations of Commodore. If you stick this fuel in basically any other chances are you won’t get it started at the cold start. Cue the expensive bill again.

Here’s the you can put a higher octane fuel in a car the manufacturer’s requirement. No problem putting 95 or even 98 in a car designed for 91 – generally you will be wasting Higher octane fuels contain more energy. rating is basically resistance to under pressure, allowing compression ratios to be used pressures, actually). A modern designed for 91 will even a very small amount of power if fed 95 or 98 because it will the timing a little more with 91. The improvement will be minor. So minor you probably notice it.

Most engine design I’ve ever spoken to running higher octane in an engine designed for a lower fuel as basically a waste of

However, it’s an unmitigated to put a lower-octane fuel in an engine the one recommended by the manufacturer. This can to severe engine damage. The detonation of the fuel can raise the inside the combustion chamber to that the metal parts the engine can’t withstand, and stresses are also placed on components.

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One fuel manufacturer has recently taken a real in the right direction is Caltex, has taken the decision recently to the meaningful numbers – 91, 95, 98 – on every It’s really useful to help ordinary consumers cut the branding to the essential information.

Yep, petrol in a diesel is expensive, especially if the car is European. had two friends do that in their a Citroen and an Audi, 5 grand to fix…

A while ago, I was a group of friends and we were in a Hiace Diesel Bus. One who drove the bus only had an Unleaded and accidently put Unleaded Fuel the Tank. The Bus started fine of the diesel fuel in the lines and drove fine as well. We for about 150 kms on unleaded fuel we had to come to a stop (intersection in a The bus stalled and we could not get it started

It was an easy fix though – The bus was left to sit and the fuel was drained out. And it didn’t cost $5,000.

i your toyota hiace had the the new diesels have with pressure injectors and all the other that can go wrong


You shouldn’t brag the stupididty of your self and group of friends on a car enthusiast’s

Why didn’t anyone, especiall notice that the dufus was the wrong fuel.

The Toyota pump will certainly been badly worn and it end up costing $5000 to fix.

The way it will have escaped is if dufus added 20 litres of ULP to top up the which still had 80+ litres of in it.

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