Do you guys find that petrol is just petrol or do you prefer a certain brand.
I have noticed the following about different kinds of petrol:
Shell - lasts longer if you run just shell (the advert is true)… Is it worth it? Make up your own mind. I use shell as much as possible as it makes my bike feel a lot better.Tesco - Mate!, where does the petrol go. I find I cannot get a decent mpg using Tesco petrol. This is especially noticeable in a carBP - I also like BP petrol. My vehicles do perform on par with Shell’s petrol but I can’t justify the extra 2 or 3p per litre.
I use the local EESO solely because it has the pre-pay card reading machines meaning I don’t have to risk my bank account by handing my card over the counter. If the local Shell installed these I’d use them instead as they are always cheaper than ESSO, interesting about the mileage, will have to give it a try.
when i had an older car a couple of yrs back i did notice the different tone in the engine using different petrols, would either be tesco or shell but seemed to run smoother/quiter on shell so always use shell, when poss.
Well… being brought up in Africa, they have an impressive track record of killing loads of people, and destroying the environment, cummunities etc etc So the idea of a good friend working for them was just unacceptable. Monsanto, Shell, News International - Nasty corporations.
Back to the topic! I use whatever is cheapest except Shell. I think Esso in Wilesdon has been consistently the cheapest I can find.
The only problem I ever had on the SV (it dying at the side of the road for no apparent reason, then starting again after a short wait) was after putting a tank of Murco in. Dodgy additives, water in it, I dunno?!
i thought it was just me got unluck with tesco i thought the pump was wrong when i filled up from empty to the brim and half way throw my normall week with no ride outs i run outa petrol i was well pissed i normally use what evers closest and sainburys if im on a petrol run as its cheaper and iv neaver had a problem with there fule