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Post by scarletporker on Sun 21 Apr 2013, 07:44

I've done a search and can't seem to find much on this. What is everybody running their 924 n/a's on?
I was thinking V Power (despite the astronomical cost). I've read some other forums saying Tesco Super 99 octane is pretty good. I really want the car to run as good as it can so will be replacing all service items ASAP and will have timing or whatever else altered to achieve this.
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Post by Monkeymagic on Sun 21 Apr 2013, 08:20

Was told to put in a high octane fuel on the other site but was told to use normal unleaded on here. Believe this was down to the fact that 98 octane was not around 30 years ago so the engine was designed to run on normal 95octane unleaded. If I'm wrong, sure I'll be corrected shorty

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Post by scarletporker on Sun 21 Apr 2013, 08:59

The other forum I referred to was the 924 OC one but don't tell anybody Very Happy

I put V Power in my Fiat 16vt for months until somebody told me it was a waste of time as it didn't have a knock sensor.
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Post by Monkeymagic on Sun 21 Apr 2013, 09:03

That's who told me as well

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Post by PompeySteve on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 18:47

100% it will run on normal 95 Unleaded without any problem. The valve seats are hardened and the compression ratio does not require a higher octane rating. In terms of timing ... do it by ear rather than Haynes as the engine is not new so may not require the exact factory setting. Even better get it on a rolling road and get them to tweak it.
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Post by hersham boy on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 07:58

I use Petrol.... Suspect

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Post by PompeySteve on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 18:43

Your solvent abuse is well known Rob!
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Post by hersham boy on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 18:53

When I can afford it!

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Post by PompeySteve on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 18:56

Fair point .... Cocaine is looking pretty cost effective right now!
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Post by RPUK on Wed 24 Apr 2013, 04:52

The biggest market for the 944, like most Porsches, was the USA. US petrol is rubbish. Therefore the 944 is perfectly happy (and was designed to) run on 95 RON which in US terms is super-duper-mega-rocket-fuel (with bells on).

However. I run my 944 on super-unleaded as I am in ethanol avoidance mode. Ethanol has magical engine eating properties when it comes to Porsche engines made before 1996. Super-unleaded is the only sure-fire way to limit my ethanol exposure to an acceptable 5%.

In 2011 Porsche issued an advisory on the perils of E10 fuel and their older cars.

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Post by Teknow on Wed 24 Apr 2013, 07:06

Brilliant advice. I always run VPower in both my Porsches. You end up paying for it somewhere, whether that be at the pump or at the workshop.

What I particularly like about "good" petrol is the additives.

Noting that Shell have now advanced to VPower Nitro + which if nothing else sounds like it should shoot you into outer space.

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Post by ozzie on Wed 24 Apr 2013, 08:14

can still get normal 95 here.

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Post by scarletporker on Wed 24 Apr 2013, 08:40

I think that settles it for me! V-Power Nitro from now on..... to the moon and back alien
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Post by Teknow on Wed 24 Apr 2013, 09:05

scarletporker wrote:
I think that settles it for me! V-Power Nitro from now on..... to the moon and back alien

See ya there space cadet! study

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Post by tigerporsche on Tue 28 May 2013, 05:39

Teknow wrote:Brilliant advice. I always run VPower in both my Porsches. You end up paying for it somewhere, whether that be at the pump or at the workshop.

What I particularly like about "good" petrol is the additives.

Noting that Shell have now advanced to VPower Nitro + which if nothing else sounds like it should shoot you into outer space.
my missus would have been shot into outer space if her dad hadnt been pi-ssed !

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Post by scarletporker on Wed 29 May 2013, 17:13

I read last night that a couple of 924 owners have found their cars running rough with the new V power but fine with Tesco Super and BP Momentum. As mine is running pretty rough I might give a tank of these a try before any further messing with the engine.
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Post by Monkeymagic on Wed 29 May 2013, 18:45

i just used normal unleaded in mine and had no problems in 6 years??

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Post by scarletporker on Thu 30 May 2013, 04:57

I'll try them all and report back with my findings What fuel do you use?  Teacher_zpsc81c8944
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Post by hersham boy on Thu 30 May 2013, 05:15

Car was designed for old 4 star which was 97 Ron. 95 to weak and 98 to strong.

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Post by scarletporker on Thu 30 May 2013, 05:23

hersham boy wrote:Car was designed for old 4 star which was 97 Ron. 95 to weak and 98 to strong.
And there the solution lays...42 litres of each it is then ThumbsUp
scratch But what about the ethanol issue?
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Post by tigerporsche on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 05:06

every 4th fill, use the good stuff, a mechanic mate of mine recommends this as an alternative to putting any addatives in the fuel plus keeping the costs down to a minimum against using posh petrol all the time or the cost of the additives. does that make sense ?

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