shell v power

  • robnicko
    robnicko
    8 days ago
    a number of years back there was concern around the use of shell v power fuel with people claiming it caused issues with injector orings, carbies, sludge type jelly in tanks/fuel bowls etc

    I was very low on fuel and put 1/2 a tank in my bike on the weekend as it was the only premium available where i was.
    I havent noticed any negative things in fact the bike seems to like it

    does anyone know if this is still an issue or not?
  • leachy
    leachy
    8 days ago
    Never had an issues with any of the different brands lately. I always run 98 where possible as it has fuel cleaning additives. I believe that it may not last as long with a 98 octane rating, so if my bike is going to sit for a while I use 95.

    Regards
    Leachy 
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    8 days ago
    Quoting leachy on 11 Jan 2022 12:23 AM

    Never had an issues with any of the different brands lately. I always run 98 where possible as it has fuel cleaning additives. I believe that it may not last as long with a 98 octane rating, so if my bike is going to sit for a while I use 95.


    Regards
    Leachy 

    Agree the better quality fuels go off much quicker. You can even smell it when off. Like the outcome of a cooked breakfast 
  • B0nes
    B0nes
    8 days ago
    I always use BP 98 if possible. Maybe it's just a habit but when I have used Shell or any of the others I've never had a problem. I do avoid servo's if possible like 7 Eleven and such but that's only because I'm not confident of their quality, although when I have used them, I've had no problems.
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    8 days ago
    I use busy/popular servos because their turnover of fuel is very high which means it’s always pretty fresh. I use Caltex because that’s my local, busy servo and I’ve never had dramas with it. 

    There is more $ in the busy/popular servos so their supply and supply chains should be reliable. I think 7-11 shops and alike are getting the same fuel as some of the other big chains so that’s never worried me. Local in my area, if not everywhere, 7-11 stores use Mobil fuel which I haven’t had dramas with either. That’s probably my other regular place for fuel and again never had dramas. 

    The last time I used a small, shit servo I could smell that their 98 Ron fuel was already off so only put in enough to get me to the next stop  
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    8 days ago
    I run fuel stabliser over the winter as well in the carby bike.  Seems to work well.

  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 days ago
    Quoting fatbat on 11 Jan 2022 01:05 AM

    I use busy/popular servos because their turnover of fuel is very high which means it’s always pretty fresh. I use Caltex because that’s my local, busy servo and I’ve never had dramas with it. 


    There is more $ in the busy/popular servos so their supply and supply chains should be reliable. I think 7-11 shops and alike are getting the same fuel as some of the other big chains so that’s never worried me. Local in my area, if not everywhere, 7-11 stores use Mobil fuel which I haven’t had dramas with either. That’s probably my other regular place for fuel and again never had dramas. 

    The last time I used a small, shit servo I could smell that their 98 Ron fuel was already off so only put in enough to get me to the next stop  

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    I could smell that their 98 Ron fuel was already off 

    Hey FB i have heard about the horse whisperer but perhaps your the petrol sniffer....
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    7 days ago
    Haha I’ve been called worse 
  • Lew72
    Lew72
    yesterday
    Most fuels these days in Australia will come from the same refinery in Singapore. The only difference is the fuel additives that are dosed when a truck is loading at the terminal