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For real? I thought they stopped selling that a few years ago. is it still available??

Think your right its been taken off the UK market my mistake thought it was still around for road use.

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Yes.Shell VPower all the time :)

It gives a better burn. I never use Supermarket fuel either. But that's me.

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I used V power for a bit. It did make the car feel a fraction more responsive, but the difference in price wasn't worth it for just the daily commute through town.

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Yeah any car with a knock sensor will be able to adjust to the higher spec fuel, you will get more power and often better economy as it accelerates better for using less fuel-

Best you can get in the UK is Shell Nitro and Tescos Momentum which is both 99 spec though the Shell is likely a much higher quality fuel as tescos don't operate refineries like Shell, Tescos got it majorly wrong in the mid 2000s where they had a bad batch of fuel and it started wrecking peoples cars (anyone remember that? lol)

Japanese imports will run on even higher grade fuel, over there they can get fuel which is over 100 RON so you have no choice but to use super unleaded in JDM imports, they won't run well at all on the low grade 95

Older cars with no knock sensors (early 90s) will not be able to adjust so theres no point in using it, on those, think most celicas have it, was surprised to find out the gen 5 has one and that seems to run a lot better on the high grade

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I have to do a 30 mile round trip to get V-Power, don't have much choice either as its mapped to it

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This subject has been done to death so many times now but yes V-Power Nitro + is better for your engine. Will not give you more power but will burn better, run smoother and keep the internals cleaner especially with better plugs.

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This subject has been done to death so many times now but yes V-Power Nitro + is better for your engine. Will not give you more power but will burn better, run smoother and keep the internals cleaner especially with better plugs.

This.I only run Shell nitro in mine as its an import engine

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Although it says 97ron on BP, it's also good due to them being also a major fuel company. Both me and my partners Gen7s are Imports. :)

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bp ultimate for the 185 and bp regular in the shitbox corsa daily for me B)

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This subject has been done to death so many times now but yes V-Power Nitro + is better for your engine. Will not give you more power but will burn better, run smoother and keep the internals cleaner especially with better plugs.

Perhaps it should be done again with the correct information then as the 205 and (I believe the 185 too) will absolutely produce more power on shell nitro compared to 95. The knock sensor detects the low grade fuel and the ECU is run in a restricted power mode, you have to fill it up with high grade and reset the ECU to get full power

Try filling it up with 95 and putting your foot down in one of the turbo celicas, it runs like ass on 95.....i only use it if I get caught short and never give it the beans on that stuff

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Aye, it's all about the knock. The difference I've seen on the Apexi readout, between vpower & texaco premium is ridiculous. On vpower the knock level never goes above 27 when pushing, but on Texaco shite it doesn't take much at all to get her into the mid 40's. I'll have to test other fuels see what the craic is.

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on my old GT there was a wire that you disconected if you wanted to use crap octane fuel, must check the 185. its in the owners manual

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I saw a noticable increase in MPG when I swithced to V Power. Ran it on standard fuel for about 3 weeks when I first bought it, has been running V Power exclusively ever since.

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Used regular unleaded for the first couple of months of ownership. Switched to V power and wouldn't look back. Car is more responsive and seems to run a lot smoother. I have seen a small increase in MPG also but not as much as the price warrants.

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I saw noticeable increase in price, nothing more on V-power.

Try a noticeable decrease in right foot, thats the beauty of the higher octane stuff, you don't have to press the pedal as much to get the same amount of beans as you would on the old 95 grade....

Skiny are you talking gen 5??

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