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    Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 1:02pm
Does anyone have any thoughts on 'premium' type fuels, and whether they are worth it to keep our QQs in top nick?
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Yes I reckon they help a little. I use BP Ultimate Diesel in mine and it definitely makes the engine run quieter and I get about 50 miles more out of a tankful so for me it is worth the extra 10p a litre (£5 a tankful) for the extra 50 miles.

It doesn't cost much to give it a try so after 2 or 3 tankfuls you should notice a difference. Keep in mind every engine is different so you may have other outcomes.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks Paul. There's so much negative written about the stuff that I wasn't sure which way to go. I know an Audi driver (LOLwash my mouth out) who had trouble with engine warning lights. He tried premium fuel the light went out, went back to ordinary they came on again. Any road up, I'm giving BP Ultimate a go for a few fills. I hope I have a similar experience to yours! Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlgoss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 2017 at 2:30pm
After a few tanks of premium fuel I can report... well.. umm.. I 'feel' the car ran smoother, not so 'tractory'. I can't say for certain I got more MPG out of the expensive stuff, but then I cocked up writing the figures down, so I might. One thing I have noticed though, after being forced to fill up with supermarket basic at a Sainsbury's forecourt that didn't have premium diesel,  my MPG has dropped through the floor. I'm pretty certain it's not down completely to the style of driving I've been doing either. Some have suggested that after a few tanks of premium, which 'cleans things up', you can go back to the rough stuff for a tank or two, but I'm wondering now. I think it's time to get scientific, well at least write down the figures correctly each time I fill up!
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