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Uk fuel octane 98 RON

My user manual says I need 98 RON fuel. I have searched the internet and I can find no suppliers of 98 RON fuel. Shell V-Power is 99 RON and Tesco Momentum is 99 RON. All of the other suppliers seem to be no more than 97 RON. I know from searching here that this was raised back in 2013 so things may have changed. My local ESSO garage Super unleaded is 97 RON so I wont be using that. I also drove into a BP Garage yesterday and the BP Ultimate is 97 RON so drove straight out. Does anybody know of any other fuel suppliers of 98 RON or higher as two suppliers is a bit limiting?


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I use 97 all the time, occasionally standard fuel if I get caught out and there's nothing higher. Never notice the difference between standard and 97, not sure there would be any difference between 97, 98 or 99 but I could be wrong.
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Put Shell Nitro In.
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Put Shell Nitro In.
Just been on the Shell UK site and they are changing the name from Shell V-Power Nitro+ to Shell V-Power and it is still rated at 99 RON. This is the fuel I have been using since buying the car.
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I have always tried to use Shell V Power when I can Martin. Although I havent noticed any difference when using BP Ultimate 97.

I stay away from supermarket fuel.
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I'd have to double check, but I think Costco is 98.
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Its Shell 99 or Tesco 99 for me , Shell is the best bang for buck the car always same to go better on Shell . I have never had a problem with supermarket petrol .


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Tesco momentum is supplied by Greenenergy. Until recently there was a link on Tescos website to an independent test. The momentum came our as good as V-power on the rolling road test and only slightly behind on its cleaning abilities (in this respect it was far better than Tescos standard 95)
I suspect the reason the test has been taken down is that one ore more of the fuels tested have been reformulated with a different additive package.
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