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    Thread: What's in your tank?

    1. 04-12-2012 09:18 PM #1
      Hello all,

      Let me start by saying you guys have a great thing going here - very helpful info and ideas happening!

      Haven't actually taken possession of my Jetta yet, but I was wondering what sort of fuel and/or treatments/additives are you guys running?

      I'll be getting the 1.4 TSI, and pump gas is either 92 or 95 octane, looking at maybe boosting to 98 or so . . . . what do you guys think?

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      04-12-2012 09:36 PM #2
      Diesel

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      04-12-2012 09:51 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Nogaro20th View Post
      Diesel
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    4. 04-12-2012 10:04 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by shorescurlvdub View Post
      Hey I see you are from the TC, where are you from? I'm in Fridley with a new GLI

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      04-12-2012 11:14 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by jtc411 View Post
      Hey I see you are from the TC, where are you from? I'm in Fridley with a new GLI
      I am in Plymouth, also with a new GLI

    6. 04-12-2012 11:25 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by colborap View Post
      I am in Plymouth, also with a new GLI
      Sweet, did you buy from Westside VW?

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      04-12-2012 11:26 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by jtc411 View Post
      Sweet, did you buy from Westside VW?
      Yea I did, what about you?

    8. 04-12-2012 11:29 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by colborap View Post
      Yea I did, what about you?
      Yep, bought from a gentleman named Dustin. Best car buying experience I've had. Sorry to the OP I'm raping your thread...I'll continue this via PM

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      04-13-2012 01:48 AM #9
      I run 93 Octane in my 2.5L SE w/ Conv.

      Doesn't matter what gas I run, still gets **** gas mileage. Though there is a slight increase in responsiveness and power with 93 over 89

    10. 04-13-2012 05:15 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Nogaro20th View Post
      Diesel

    11. 04-13-2012 05:17 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by KevinFACE View Post
      I run 93 Octane in my 2.5L SE w/ Conv.

      Doesn't matter what gas I run, still gets **** gas mileage. Though there is a slight increase in responsiveness and power with 93 over 89
      i'll try it out on both and figure out from there what's the best deal - but 'more power' sounds good!

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      04-13-2012 06:48 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by j-e-T&T-a View Post
      Hello all,

      Let me start by saying you guys have a great thing going here - very helpful info and ideas happening!

      Haven't actually taken possession of my Jetta yet, but I was wondering what sort of fuel and/or treatments/additives are you guys running?

      I'll be getting the 1.4 TSI, and pump gas is either 92 or 95 octane, looking at maybe boosting to 98 or so . . . . what do you guys think?
      You're not from the US, are you? Octane ratings between countries can differ significantly. You stated 92, 95 and 98, which is very similar to what we use in Australia, and is called RON (Research Octane Number). North America uses AKI (Anti-Knock Index).

      See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...octane_ratings

      Our 98 is their 93-94.

      And to answer your question, you should be pumping 98RON on your 1.4TSI assuming that is the Euro-spec twincharged engine. Pump 95RON on occasion but never pump anything below 95! You will damage your engine. These twinchargers are not meant to run below 95.

    13. 04-13-2012 11:10 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ziggyboy View Post
      You're not from the US, are you? Octane ratings between countries can differ significantly. You stated 92, 95 and 98, which is very similar to what we use in Australia, and is called RON (Research Octane Number). North America uses AKI (Anti-Knock Index).

      See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...octane_ratings

      Our 98 is their 93-94.

      And to answer your question, you should be pumping 98RON on your 1.4TSI assuming that is the Euro-spec twincharged engine. Pump 95RON on occasion but never pump anything below 95! You will damage your engine. These twinchargers are not meant to run below 95.
      great info . . . . . . . Thanks for the heads up!

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      04-14-2012 01:19 AM #14
      I use nothing but regular Shell. It's been that way since day one.


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      04-14-2012 02:24 AM #15
      93 only on stock mode
      VDuB !N I)@ H@u$
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      04-14-2012 02:24 AM #16
      anyone e85 yet?!
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      04-14-2012 09:33 AM #17
      Diesel, i absolutely despise gas engines.
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      wifes, 2011 jetta tdi, white auto, stock for now

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      04-14-2012 12:57 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by jtc411 View Post
      Hey I see you are from the TC, where are you from? I'm in Fridley with a new GLI
      Woodbury, east of St. Paul.
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      Diesel is not gas. Choose your words carefully.

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      04-15-2012 09:15 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ziggyboy View Post
      You're not from the US, are you? Octane ratings between countries can differ significantly. You stated 92, 95 and 98, which is very similar to what we use in Australia, and is called RON (Research Octane Number). North America uses AKI (Anti-Knock Index).

      See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...octane_ratings

      Our 98 is their 93-94.

      And to answer your question, you should be pumping 98RON on your 1.4TSI assuming that is the Euro-spec twincharged engine. Pump 95RON on occasion but never pump anything below 95! You will damage your engine. These twinchargers are not meant to run below 95.

      Hey mate have you tried that Ultimate Unleaded from Liberty petrol stations yet? it's RON102!

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      04-17-2012 06:52 PM #20
      Thread starter when do you collect your car? I'm from Trinidad myself and hopin to collect my jetta this week or next week depending on how soon the registration can be completed.

      Ziggyboy is right. Nothing less than our premium 95 should be used or else you'll end up with knocking.




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