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Hi,
Is it worth it to putting a full tank of V-Power petrol from Shell petrol station?
Not that i looking for performance but cleaning the engine and gives better economy?
(Notice: My car is 214si 1996 bubble shape)
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Agree with emps. You'll not notice any performance increase. The cleaning agents in the fuel will help remove crud from the injectors so it may feel as though it runs a little smoother after a tank full.

Redex is the alternative. Same kind of cleaning agents.

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V-power all the way! i used to have a old mk3 fiesta when i filled up with v-power i felt the differnce in performance and the ride was smoother. Its only a few quid more per tank, i use it on my 1.6 R25. Just treat your rover with it once a month or every pay-day. plus if you only use it once every so oftern you can feel the performance differnce.
 

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k series engines do not have a knock sensor so they will not benefit from a higher RON fuel

although it may feel smoother and clean the system out a bit
 

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:err: did you pour some on the suspension or something?

alright alright have your fun. the v-power really did make the ride feel smoother, and i wernt the only one who noticed. my mate has a 1.6 VW bora and he says the same. tell you what, go and pick up a mk3 fiesta for £70 amd prove me wrong. :cj:
 

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you would notice the performance on a turbo charged car defo as it has a higher octane rating my mate has a vxr astra and u can tell the difference but normal aspirated car nothing that noticable but yeah cleans ya injectors and stuff
 

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Higher octanne fuel will make the engine run smoother, but don't mistake that for any performance improvement in the K series. It doesn't have a knock sensor to start with.

And you can't go comparing the effect it has on one engine and translate that to another as it just doesn't work like that.
 

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They tested it on top gear before and it only makes a difference in really high powered cars such as Scobbys or Mitsu Evos.
 

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It may not give a performance benefit, but regardless of that it certainly has other benefits well worth considering, I.E. better lubrication and cleaning agents. It's not only the higher octane that makes it a better fuel. It's a better engineered fuel.
http://www.shell.com/home/Framework...for_motorists/fuels/vpower/dir_about_svp.html

I have used this fuel in all my cars and the engines run spot on and do run noticibly smoother. I know this because whenever I have switched back to ordinary fuel the car isn't the same. There is no knock sensor on the K series however I do feel the ECU does adjust to the fuel after a few tanks full and starts to return better MPG and smoother running.
 
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