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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-10-2015, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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What Aussie Fuel Do You Use?

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The wife just called and asked what fuel to use for the first fill of our V6 TH. I hadnt even thought about it, she was at Shell and I said use V-Power (98 octane) just to be sure.

A quick search on the net reveals Aussie V6's needing a minimum of 91 octane only.

Do you bother with premium fuels? Do you think you can feel the benefits of your extra $$$ paid? Also has anyone used ethanol blended fuel? Is it safe to use on Jeep V6 TH's? Is there power loss associated with E85 fuel?

I'm thinking long term its best to just stick to Jeeps recommended RON91 fuel but am interested in other members real world experiences with local Aussie fuels.

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Hi,

The wife just called and asked what fuel to use for the first fill of our V6 TH. I hadnt even thought about it, she was at Shell and I said use V-Power (98 octane) just to be sure.

A quick search on the net reveals Aussie V6's needing a minimum of 91 octane only.

Do you bother with premium fuels? Do you think you can feel the benefits of your extra $$$ paid? Also has anyone used ethanol blended fuel? Is it safe to use on Jeep V6 TH's? Is there power loss associated with E85 fuel?

I'm thinking long term its best to just stick to Jeeps recommended RON91 fuel but am interested in other members real world experiences with local Aussie fuels.

Cheers!
91 is best, 95 and 98 and may give you a bit better fuel economy but not when you compare the 20-30 cent per litre difference, just NEVER EVER use E85... EVER !! so many issues with that fuel in this country!

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Yes those were my thoughts on octane levels...more is better but not necessarily worthwhile.

I've only ever owned euro cars or chipped up ECU's that took RON98....I've never given any thought or time to E85. What sort of issues are you referring to specifically?
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91 here. The cost for 95 and 98 outweighs the benifits. America uses 89 i believe
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I use mostly e10 from my local servo which is a 95. Its their cheapest pertrol and it runs fine. Tried their 98 when it was really cheap and no noticeable difference.

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Mine only drinks 98, I think in the long term it gives you better performance and might be a bit kinder to the engine as you don't need as much throttle. My mechanic from the dealership reckons you can use the lower octane without problem, but he strongly suggested you go the 98 every now and then.

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Well, its the same old adage. you get what you pay for. Here in oz I am getting 8.6/100l with 98 and around 9.9/100l with 95. I would not even consider putting 91 in my car. The car can run on e85 which is like rocket fuel but only seem available in united fuel stations, and you would get less km per l but a sportier feel. I also have a toyota gt86 that only runs on RON. What is funny, and yes i live rural as in not in the city at the pump you can only get 91 or 98 at BP/Shell. 91 will work but has a lower burn rate so will leave a dirtier engine and give a rubbish/sluggish feel. If you can gwt ron95 use that as the cost/km would be better. If you are keep the car for a long time use 98 as a higher burn leaves a cleaner engine and thus better for your carr
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91 here. The cost for 95 and 98 outweighs the benifits. America uses 89 i believe


Right, but I'm pretty sure here in the the US, our octane is measured differently than yours. our lowest at normal pumps is 87 and our highest is 93.


Here, 98-100 octane is race fuel


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Ok ive managed to test a trip with 1 tank 91 and 1 tank 98. From melbourne to south australia.
I found the milage wasnt improoved as much but i did feel better response overtaking and general acceleration on 98.

Im tipping 98 for the next few months to see if it has any effect. But 98 is better for the car in general
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Hi,
Here in NZ we normally use 95RON in all the V6s. Works fine and gives reasonable mileage.

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