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The GTR is dead! Long live the cryptolambo!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by kindai, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Gibbo

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    Or maybe they had some issues with cars running 95 causing knock, its an older car chances are its ECU my not have such advanced knock control and knock sensors. E46 M3 for example can knock or ping whichever you prefer on low quality fuel.

    Any high revving engine, also put the best fuel you can find in it, so Vpower99 or Tesco99, not saying 95 would damage it but I put the best in all my cars, even the Clio, for several reasons:

    1. Makes me feel good
    2. Cleaning additives
    3. More power and knock prevention.
     
  2. kindai

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    4. Makes the Shell shareholders happy :D
     
  3. Firestar_3x

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    Hey you get a free fuel voucher too!
     
  4. Housey

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    Points for my Nectars
     
  5. daz

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    I use V power in all of my cars, but I did think it was a strange comment.
     
  6. Gibbo

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    Oh yeah! :D

    Really I did not know this, so now that is three cards to swipe everytime I fill up. :D
     
  7. Simon

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    Nectar is BP. Obviously with Brexit you will only be able to buy British fuel soon
     
  8. Housey

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    It's a yellow card

    Yellow's a Nectar....in the same way as purple is a fruit (Home Simpson)
     
  9. MrRockliffe

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    As before, was just generally interested in why you do; have a mate who worked for Schlumberger, and gave me an in-depth explanation as to where the premium fuels in the UK came from, what all the numbers meant etc and found it quite interesting.

    Saw your post about using it, so thought I'd see why that may have been :)
     
  10. olv

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    Is the tank in the Gallardo not that big then?
     
  11. Vita

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    I went from Vpower to Momentum 99 in my Focus ST which is tuned for 99 ron. The only thing I found was that if you don't drive the car much, momentum 99 seems to lose its pep. Where as vpower doesn't.

    The car performs the same using either of those, when you fill up.
     
  12. ReAPeR101

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    Strangely I always find that v-power losses octane rating if the vehicle is sat for a period of time. When fresh v-power was added the car always felt very aggressive/responsive and powerful
    Tesco 99 seems to lose octane very slightly if the car has sat for a while. When I fill up with T99 it never feels as raw as vpower.
    Could well be a placebo effect.
    1/4 mile times/speed have always been on par with each other.
     
  13. timmeh

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    I put V-Power in my lawn mower and got the grass cut in record time.
     
  14. Rossi~

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    I put it in my bike just for more pops and crackles :p
     
  15. kindai

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    Went out today in mildly damp conditions.

    Yup these pzeros are going. Mps4s ordered :D

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Gibbo

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    I drink the s

    What is date stamp on the Pzero, they could also just be very old and now turned to plastic. So of course MP4S will be a huge step up.
     
  17. Firestar_3x

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    Tyres cheaper for this than the GTR?
     
  18. peterwalkley

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    I hope buster is lurking behind the fence ready to claw the nadgers off any local scrotes breathing nearby :D
     
  19. kindai

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    Considerably...

    235/35 R19 - £140 each

    295/30 R19 - £230 each
     
  20. Gibbo

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    Does it feel lighter on the road than the GTR as think the Gallardo is what around 1600kg as its an E-Gear and Spyder model.