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Offlinekeith zx

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    FUEL
    « on: 2016-01-17 20:54:58 »
     does anybody know if  there is any preference between  regular or super unleaded to run the 1600 k ,thanks

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      Re: FUEL
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-01-17 21:16:25 »
      BMW recommends Euro95: 95 RON or 90 AKI.
      It's also called Super95. 95 is the lowest available over here.
      Every country has their own names for fuel so I don't know whether that is regular, super, premium or whatever in the UK.
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        Re: FUEL
        « Reply #2 on: 2016-01-17 23:34:08 »
        Unleaded 95 RON is the fuel to use - bog standard unleaded.
        If you use the 'super' you're just wasting money.  It may have better detergent and additives and may give marginally better mpg, but I have never noticed any difference.
        BMW recommend 95 RON so don't spend extra on 97 for no reason
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          Re: FUEL
          « Reply #3 on: 2016-01-17 23:44:42 »
          Agree

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            Re: FUEL
            « Reply #4 on: 2016-01-18 20:22:22 »
            I agree with all that was said above. But last year, I just had too much money and filled my gas tank about five times with 98/100 RON. I didn't notice any change in mileage, but after the second or third fill-up, the engine felt smoother. Not a huge difference, but noticeable.
            Is that just a subjective perception, or has anybody else observed the same? I'm not sure.
            It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)

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              Re: FUEL
              « Reply #5 on: 2016-01-18 20:27:11 »
              I was always told to use US premium. 

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                Re: FUEL
                « Reply #6 on: 2016-01-18 21:12:44 »
                I was always told to use US premium. 

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                The US uses a different method than the ROW  ;)


                Euro RON         MON        USA (RON+MON)/2
                91                   82.5       87 (regular)
                95                   85          90 (plus) --> recommended by BMW
                98                   88          93 (premium)
                100                  n/a         n/a


                RON = Research Octan Number
                MON = Motor Octan Number
                « Last Edit: 2016-01-18 21:14:42 by HDBeemer »
                It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)