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Xsub
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Shell V+ Nitro

Post by Xsub » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:25 pm

Hi
Just bought a 2014 Facelift 1.2 Dig-t Accenta Premium with 12k on thr clock and I'm considering using Shell V+ Nitro.
Has anyone noticed any real benefits on the 1.2 engine
Thanks ☺


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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by actd » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:52 pm

I did some comparisons on a 1.6-DiG-T over standard fuel and found an improvement in mpg, using fuelly to track it over a few fill-ups, and when I reverted to standard fuel again, the mpg dropped off again. However, I repeated the same using sainsbury's super (98 RON I think) and got the same results.

Best I can suggest is that you try it for yourself over a few tankfulls and keep an accurate record, and see whether it's worth the additional cost.
2012 - Acenta Premium dCI - Gun metallic
2014 - Acenta Premium 1.2 DiG-T - Nightshade
2015 - Acenta Premium 1.6 DiG-T - Black
2017 - N-Connecta 1.6 DiG-T - Black


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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by Xsub » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:20 pm

Thanks
I'm going to give the tesco momentum a try


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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by Nt1990 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:33 pm

I always use the premium fuel in any petrol turbo I have. I've researched that the higher Ron is better for the turbo


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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by acrorat » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 am

I treat mine to V Nitro once every four fills.
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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by MandZ » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:33 pm

I tried a few tankfuls of Shell Nitro and didn't notice any difference in the drive of the car or in the MPG (recorded since new with Road Trip app). The car is almost always filled up at the same Shell station.
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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by MandZ » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:39 pm

Nt1990 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:33 pm
I've researched that the higher Ron is better for the turbo
I'd be interested to see that research, I can't see how the fuel affects the turbo?
Tekna 1.6, grey with a see through roof and very bright headlights.


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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by Nt1990 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:50 pm

MandZ wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Nt1990 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:33 pm
I've researched that the higher Ron is better for the turbo
I'd be interested to see that research, I can't see how the fuel affects the turbo?
I worded it wrong, I meant turbo'd/higher performance cars . I've read and been told that the better Ron the fuel the more it "cleans" the engine by burning a higher percentage of the fuel as energy thus obtaining more power.


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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by MandZ » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:31 am

Nt1990 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:50 pm
I've read and been told that the better Ron the fuel the more it "cleans" the engine by burning a higher percentage of the fuel as energy thus obtaining more power.
On that basis it would be good for all engines, not just high performance ones?
A few things to note,

A new standard Juke engine won’t show any noticeable improvements from premuim fuel.
To get any noticeable performance increase from premium fuel the engine will have to be optimised (changes to ignition and fuelling) for the fuel in question.
Higher milage engines can benefit from premium fuels, but this is mainly due to the ‘cleaning effect’ that you mention.
Most of the benefits of premium fuels are due to expectation bias.
As with most things, you’re better off getting to the root of a problem, disguising it will just cost you money in the long run.
Tekna 1.6, grey with a see through roof and very bright headlights.


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Re: Shell V+ Nitro

Post by actd » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:41 pm

I do notice an improvement in MPG with premium fuel - I tend to use sainsbury's or tesco as they are much cheaper than Shell/BP and the results are the same.
2012 - Acenta Premium dCI - Gun metallic
2014 - Acenta Premium 1.2 DiG-T - Nightshade
2015 - Acenta Premium 1.6 DiG-T - Black
2017 - N-Connecta 1.6 DiG-T - Black


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