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    Default 206 GTI 180 preferred fuel brand

    Hi Guys
    GTI 180 owners, Just wondering what's preferred fuel brand / type to use on the 180? I've always used shell Vpower 98 but recently noticed sometimes engine can run very low on idle and also can require a few goes in the morning for engine to click over. Was wondering if bp ultimate might be be worth trying? Your thoughts
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    I always use BP ultimate, with Caltex as a backup choice.
    Always starts fine (remembering the well documented starting procedure - do a search)
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    I actually filled up this morning BP Ultimate and I have to say idle seemed normal and engine felt a lot smoother! Wil use from now on

    Thanks for that!!

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    G'day,
    I use BP ultimate, mainly because I don't drive the car very often, about 50 kms or so on the weekend. I was once told that petrol loses its octane rating over time when just sitting [in the tank]. So, start with 98 ron, after a couple of weeks it is 95, and so on. Please, these are just my guesstimates, so no picking. Every now and then I go for a bit of a drive, 'life starts at' etc. I can tell you that the 18E smooths out very nicely at c185 k/h.

    ps. When I bought my bike, the dealer said "don't use shell petrol". But I didn't say that.
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    I use Caltex as I have a work fuel card
    Some times if the car is low and I am not near a Caltex
    I have used shell, and its is hard to start in the mornings, rough idle and the engine light comes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post

    ps. When I bought my bike, the dealer said "don't use shell petrol". But I didn't say that.
    I've heard this same thing a lot about bikes. I never go to shell for 98 petrol except as a last resort. Diesel seems fine.
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    First real post!
    What a confusing name to be posting in a thread about 180s!
    My current joy is a 2004 180, love it!
    Anyway I digress, I always use BP Ultimate and have never had any issues.
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    My 180 spent most of its life on a diet of Caltex Vortex 95. It had no issues (despite Dave Cavanagh's long-winded protestations in another thread).

    As long as you adhere to the aforementioned start procedure, it should be fine. Failing that, buy it a new battery. I think all claims that Shell, Caltex or BP 98 are better or worse is purely subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    As long as you adhere to the aforementioned start procedure, it should be fine. Failing that, buy it a new battery. I think all claims that Shell, Caltex or BP 98 are better or worse is purely subjective.
    G'day Simon,
    as usual, the voice of reason. However, I still won't put Shell in my bike.

    ps. the next FCOTKD is 20/12/15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    ps. the next FCOTKD is 20/12/15.
    Alas, I have been working the last two FCOTKDs, but I'm trying not to provide excuses
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    Ye, thanks guys for your feedback. I know for a fact now car is running BP ultimate and engine in high revs is a lot smoother and no issues with starting/idle. I'll definatly stay away from Vpower Shell at this stage!

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    Dave

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