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Technical => 950 Series (Giulia) => Topic started by: alfagtv100 (Biggus) on December 17, 2017, 08:53:49 PM

Title: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: alfagtv100 (Biggus) 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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Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: michael_c on January 17, 2018, 08:15:09 PM
Hi, I have a Veloce and have been using Shell V Power since day 1
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: ANG156 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.
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: eazy_71 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 😂
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: Joe Falcone 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
joe
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: bonno on January 30, 2018, 05:58:29 PM
As for the 4 cylinder Giulia, Page 246 of the Owners Manual specifies 91 Regular unleaded.
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: Gary Pearce 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.
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: bonno 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
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: Joe Falcone 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
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: CitroŽnbender 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.


Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: alfagtv100 (Biggus) on November 04, 2018, 09:59:32 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.
That is interesting Gary.  Introduces a sense of mystery to refuelling.
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: bazzbazz on November 05, 2018, 07:12:44 PM
That is interesting Gary.  Introduces a sense of mystery to refuelling.

Mystery or Russian Roulette?  ;)
Title: Re: What fuel are you using in your Giulia?
Post by: CitroŽnbender on November 05, 2018, 09:31:36 PM
Russian Roulette is actually a fifteen year old crank sensor on a Twin Spark, isnít it?