Premium or Basic Fuel?

Jake Phillips

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Hi everyone, thanks for welcoming me last week. Loving my facelifted GLA45 so far, absolute rocket. Just wondering what fuel people suggest to put in? I’ve had the car two weeks now and have only put in V Power Shell higher octane. Is it worth continuing putting in the V Power or just use regular Shell fuel?
Thanks everyone!
 

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Apart from the cost, you can't go wrong with V power if it meets MB recommended octane requirements.
 

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AMG engines usually want minimum 97 Octane fuel. I always put that in my SL55 and the SLR runs awful on 95 octane and the recommendation is only to use 97.
 

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Look inside your fuel filler cap and use what is advised there
 

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Stick with the V Power, my 63 only drank that or the Sainsbury's premium stuff, as did the i8 (as well as ate atoms) and my 500- but yes anything 97 or higher will suit it
 

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Another in favour of Shell V Power.

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Premium but then the S14 was chipped for min 97 RON .


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Always used the cheapest & normally supermarket, but all my cars & motorbikes were standard tune. Never had a problem except for a Morris Marina 1.8TC back in 1972, it would only run on 5 star.
 

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That’s brave ;) not many would admit to having a Marina...:oops:
A bit of a story there. I was trying to get rid of an Austin 1300 which I had bought new tax free in Germany, the most unreliable car I have ever owned. I was offered a fantastic part x deal on the Marina 1800TC, which I took. Kept it 12 months did 17K miles & the only problem was a cracked distributor cap. Quicker than a Capri 2000, but wouldn't stop or go round corners in the wet. Sold it as I was posted back to Germany & there was no 5 star there. Bought a Renault 16TS Auto, which was a great car.
 

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Hi everyone, thanks for welcoming me last week. Loving my facelifted GLA45 so far, absolute rocket. Just wondering what fuel people suggest to put in? I’ve had the car two weeks now and have only put in V Power Shell higher octane. Is it worth continuing putting in the V Power or just use regular Shell fuel?
Thanks everyone!

What does the owners manual say........????????????
 

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As my signature on hifi forums says - Reading manuals reduces male virility. Much better, as a male, to go to the pub and ask random people :D
 

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a Morris Marina 1.8TC
I nearly bought one of those back in 1975 but the garage went and sold it to someone else. I finished up with a 1.3l Marina :(
That’s brave ;) not many would admit to having a Marina...:oops:
I had three of them :(:(:( We all do daft things when we are young and don’t know any better!
 

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We had 1.3l Marina vans when I worked for NZ Telecom back in the 80s. They were pretty good to be fair. Much better than the alternatives....(Mazda Bongo, Commer, Transit V4 and Bedford CF though the Hillman Hunter estate was always the preferred over anything).
 

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We had 1.3l Marina vans when I worked for NZ Telecom back in the 80s. They were pretty good to be fair. Much better than the alternatives....(Mazda Bongo, Commer, Transit V4 and Bedford CF though the Hillman Hunter estate was always the preferred over anything).

The gearboxes were absolute rubbish. Bedfordshire Police tried to use them but had to give up because the gearboxes broke like carrots. If I remember reverse was their their main issue with them as a police car uses reverse more than the average person. :rolleyes:
 

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The gearboxes were absolute rubbish. Bedfordshire Police tried to use them but had to give up because the gearboxes broke like carrots. If I remember reverse was their their main issue with them as a police car uses reverse more than the average person. :rolleyes:
I used to work on the service crew for various rally cars in my youth. On one occasion I was servicing in the Rally of NZ for a guy called Mike Bish who was running a Mini Clubman 1275GT (which won its class incidentally). I was in the only service van - a Morris Marina van fitted with a Datsun 180B engine and gearbox. It went like stink but had a habit of scraping the chrome off the door handles if you cornered too quickly - no doubt due in part to the roof rack loaded with wheels and tyres. There were 2 of us the van supposed to share the driving. We also only had the one van. My companion came down with something on the first day and was basically poorly the entire event so I had to do it all on my own. That was in the days of driving through the night - my longest stint was just over 24 hours on the go. I was knackered by the time we finished.
 
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