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alfagtv100 (Biggus)

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What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« on: December 17, 2017, 08:53:49 PM »
Alfa recommends 95 RON. I tend to use BP 98 RON out of habit.
I am curious to know what others are using.
Am I spending more than necessary on  champagne when sparkling wine may be good enough?
Uneducated opinions welcome. This is the internet after all.

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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 08:15:09 PM »
Hi, I have a Veloce and have been using Shell V Power since day 1
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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 06:58:34 PM »
I don't have a giulia but have found that my cars drink more on Vpower than BP Ultimate.

I also find BP cheaper than Vpower.

I don't mind spending the extra on fuel...I don't smoke etc and the saving is marginal between 98 and 95.

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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 11:03:02 PM »
I use 98 in my Veloce.  Usually BP.  Canít really say that thereís a tangible difference between 98 and 95 but I like to think Iím using the best that I can in my brand new engine.  Itís probably because of suckers like me that oil companies make billions of $ every year 😂

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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 05:58:54 PM »
hi
ive been running ours on 95 from day one with no probs.
noones ever said to us that only 98 is to be used
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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 05:58:29 PM »
As for the 4 cylinder Giulia, Page 246 of the Owners Manual specifies 91 Regular unleaded.
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Gary Pearce

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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 09:20:22 PM »
Don't quote me.
A representative of Mobil/BP has indicated to me that due to the costs of scale they are working on phasing out 95....so often 95 bowsers dispense 98 at the lower price. In my very octane sensitive 105's I usually can't detect a difference. Note too that BP only charge 8 cents extra for 95 over 91 whereas the other brands charge as much as 16 cents for the premium stuff.
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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 09:01:29 PM »
For the budget conscious, a saving of approximately $400 per year would be achieved if 91 regular unleaded was used in lieu of 95 RON.
Note : Figures based on cost difference of 15 cents/litre and consumption of 50 litres of fuel weekly.
The Owners Manual can be downloaded for free at the attached link
https://www.alfaromeousa.com/owners/owners-service-manual
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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 07:47:58 AM »
in italy there is no such thing as 91. they have unleaded 'normale 95' or 'speciale 98'. so im sticking to 95
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Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 08:01:05 AM »
Are RON ratings quantified the same in the EU as in Australia?

I thought Oz/NZ used different metrics and that other countries gave lower RON figures to some of our appellations.

  • [Edit: I see that (if one believes Wikipedia!) the main offender with skewed RON figures is the US, and Italy is quite ďnormalĒ. Urban mileage will seldom benefit from an overspec fuel, on the open road and fairly steady state moderate-to-light loading, a higher octane fuel may return better value in cents per kilometre.]

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