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Post by Cheshire Cat » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:12 pm

Apparently, Esso don't put Ethanol in their fuels and the bloke at Bamford Rose Aston Martin specialists recommends Esso above Shell. I also believe that Tesco fuels are from Esso but that may be apocryphal. I use either in the 'S' and not had any issues.
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Post by Neil1911 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:21 pm

I've switched from Shell VP to Esso Super, one problem, since 26 August I've had a 50% failure rate when looking for stations with it in stock. Two from four visits just found yellow tags showing "Out of use". I'm now near Hull with 44 miles range showing and hoping to find some near Doncaster on my way home 🤞
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Post by pmg » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:37 pm

Neil1911 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:21 pm
I've switched from Shell VP to Esso Super, one problem, since 26 August I've had a 50% failure rate when looking for stations with it in stock. Two from four visits just found yellow tags showing "Out of use". I'm now near Hull with 44 miles range showing and hoping to find some near Doncaster on my way home 🤞
there are similar reports of E5 super fuels being hard to find at all brands inc Shell and Esso on other car forums. Some reckon some switching from non-premium aided by haulage tanker driver shortage and most garages premium tanks being smaller than base fuels.

Last filled up at local ESSO about 2weeks ago so no personal experience yet.
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Post by AndyC160 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:05 pm

I filled up with shell e10 last week to see if I could notice any difference in fuel economy. I've done just over 200 miles. On a tank of e5 I got an average of 28mpg. On the e10 its dropped to high 26ish. Ive measured it on my daily commute so pretty much the same conditions. A full tank of Vpower next up for a complete test.

My other half says she's noticed a drop in mpg in her audi as well.

So far I'm not convinced we are going to save the planet with this move 🤔
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Post by Neil1911 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:11 pm

It's most likely another knee jerk decision that hasn't been thought through properly, if at all!
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Post by Nuclear Nick » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:38 am

Neil1911 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:11 pm
It's most likely another knee jerk decision that hasn't been thought through properly, if at all!
Spot on!
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Post by Nuclear Nick » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:41 am

Cheshire Cat wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:12 pm
Apparently, Esso don't put Ethanol in their fuels and the bloke at Bamford Rose Aston Martin specialists recommends Esso above Shell. I also believe that Tesco fuels are from Esso but that may be apocryphal. I use either in the 'S' and not had any issues.
Correct, but see my post on page 1 of this thread for the regional exceptions.
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Post by AndyC160 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:27 am

Neil1911 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:11 pm
It's most likely another knee jerk decision that hasn't been thought through properly, if at all!
Exactly...they never learn though!
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Post by Col Lamb » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:20 am

Interesting about the recommendation to use Esso.

Problem is finding one, which for me involves a 10 mile round trip in a direction I rarely go and then I would end up paying 20p per litre more.

I only used said filling station once to put £5 worth in to enable me to get to a more reasonably priced Shell outlet.
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Post by Neil1911 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:30 pm

Seems it just depends where you live. Shell "involves a 12 mile round trip in a direction I rarely go" namely, into town, Esso is marginally better on the SW of Sheffield. As far as price goes that seems totally random! I have tried the info from Petrolprices.com and also Confused.com and found both to be unreliable. The data in the in car app seems to come from Petrolprices so isnt 100% trustworthy either, once took me to a Shell garage that didnt even have a pump for super unleaded!
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