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Tesco 99 ron fuel

GaryM

Golf GTI 1.8T 180
Feb 11, 2004
378
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Nr Manchester
Has Tesco 97 SUL been replaced by 99 SUL?
My local Tesco's now have 95 UL and 99 SUL but no 97 SUL.

I think I'll try some instead of Optimax when I next fill up.
 

GaryM

Golf GTI 1.8T 180
Feb 11, 2004
378
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Nr Manchester
Cheers Gary, think I'll try it at some point though as the Tesco's in question is about a quarter of a mile from my house compared to the nearest Shell garage being around 8 miles away.
 

mrcoyote

See no evil...
Jul 26, 2004
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We've got Tesco 99 down here as well. I have to say that even though it's (slightly) better than normal 95, my car doesn't like it as much as Optimax or even BP Utimate. It's hard to describe, but it just doesn't feel as smooth. :shrug:
 

GaryM

Golf GTI 1.8T 180
Feb 11, 2004
378
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Nr Manchester
Mine is currently running fine on Tesco's 99, been using it for a week now.
Currently 95.9p compared to Optimax being around the £1 mark. I actually paid £1.05 for Optimax on the way back from Crail last weekend!!!!
 

TheOtherSimon

Full Member
Jul 12, 2004
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Tesco's 99RON is actually from Greenergy, and is a 5% bioethanol fuel with an equivalent additives package to Optimax. Note that it has nothing to do with normal Tesco petrol.

My other half's Alfa loves the Tesco stuff, and runs like a dog on Optimax, so not all cars are built the same.

Coming soon, BP are doing a 102RON fuel...

Simon.
 

jetsetjimbo

a.k.a James
Jun 12, 2005
630
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J2 M5
I'll have to check out our local Tesco station and see if they're doing it... I couldn't find it in the Midlands when it first appeared.
 

STOKOE

Full Member
Aug 26, 2004
253
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TEESSIDE
Madmile said:
We have had it for a while, i am still using optimax after trying Tesco 99ron for about 1000miles. I did not like it.
garry where did u get the 99ron from which tesc'os. cheers
 

CupraUK

Pushing on
Aug 15, 2005
1,354
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Bedfordshire
Nice one, even more impressive given the temperatures at the moment. (I assume you have a 225?) Mine ran 191bhp when standard but it was cold.
 

karlosR

TORQUEY, NOISEY V6
Mar 10, 2006
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BEDFORD
CupraUK said:
Nice one, even more impressive given the temperatures at the moment. (I assume you have a 225?) Mine ran 191bhp when standard but it was cold.
yeah mine is a standard 225 model LCR and that was after a "spirited" 140-150 mile drive from bedford to tewkesbury with not a lot of time to cool down. 11 bhp over standard isn't bad, i'm putting it down to the fuel and the fact that both intercoolers were fed with plenty of cold air.
 
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