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what type of unleaded in France

Postby Tinker » 02 Sep 2012, 11:06

Hi, we're in France. Should I be using SP 95 or SP 98 in my dg 1.9? thanks!
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Re: what type of unleaded in France

Postby Ian Hulley » 02 Sep 2012, 11:39

95 usually, 98 is 'Super Unleaded' :ok
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Re: what type of unleaded in France

Postby Tinker » 02 Sep 2012, 12:14

Thanks. That's good because it's cheaper too.... :D
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Re: what type of unleaded in France

Postby California Dreamin » 06 Jan 2013, 20:07

I'm not sure of the exact technical reasons but my understanding is to also avoid the 'Bio fuels' which tend to be fairly common place in France and are generally a little cheaper than the traditional petroleum mixes.

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Re: what type of unleaded in France

Postby AdrianC » 06 Jan 2013, 20:50

California Dreamin wrote:I'm not sure of the exact technical reasons but my understanding is to also avoid the 'Bio fuels' which tend to be fairly common place in France and are generally a little cheaper than the traditional petroleum mixes.


Normal 95 unleaded is E5 - 5% Ethanol. In France (and very soon over here), E10 (10%) is sold widely, at reduced tax so reduced price. If you've got iffy old non-ethanol-safe lines in the fuel system, it may well affect them more quickly than E5 will - but you're going to have that problem sooner or later anyway. I've used it and had no problems.

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I've also had a lot of problems in the past in France with pinking on 95, from cars that don't pink on 95 here. Because 98 tends to be much closer to 95 there than here, I tend to use that in France.
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Re: what type of unleaded in France

Postby California Dreamin » 06 Jan 2013, 23:37

Ah yes...Ethanol...that stuff just eats away at everything.

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