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I did some research on the net about gasoline:

1)Basicly all fuel are the same and coming from same "pipe" to every company. D
2) Differance is only chemicals that company using
3) Chip gas stations using minimum additives just to by comply with goverment reqiuarements
4) Expensive gas stations using maximum and best additives
5) Additives or chemicals are detergents to keep fuel system clean
5) On the top of the list Chevron Shell BP
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So for my understanding you can buy chippest gasolne and just use once a while special additives?
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I don't know about your part of the world, but here the better fuel undergoes further refining as well as having additional additives.
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our fuel is very average here in aus i believe??
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The standard stuff is not really that good. Just expensive. I like BP's Ultimate for the turbo car. For the non turbo, I normally use BP but sometimes Caltex. But it is surely criminal how much extra you have to pay for it. It costs an extra 2-3 cpl to make, but they charge you 20cpl extra. I don't rate E10 or normal ULP. E85 is very rare, and you'd want a big tank as the consumption would be horrendous. But if you want horsepower for your car, and could be bothered finding E85 and had a fuel delivery system to go with it, E85 can produce some big numbers compared to 98 fuel.
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The standard stuff is not really that good. Just expensive. I like BP's Ultimate for the turbo car. For the non turbo, I normally use BP but sometimes Caltex. But it is surely criminal how much extra you have to pay for it. It costs an extra 2-3 cpl to make, but they charge you 20cpl extra. I don't rate E10 or normal ULP. E85 is very rare, and you'd want a big tank as the consumption would be horrendous. But if you want horsepower for your car, and could be bothered finding E85 and had a fuel delivery system to go with it, E85 can produce some big numbers compared to 98 fuel.
i usually use 95 in my cars as long as its not too expensive. i understand that our fuel has a lot of phosphorus in it? which gives it, the bad smell when not burnt properly??
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United sells 100RON now

From what I've heard, Australia is one of the few Western countries to sell 91RON.

Rally I agree, we get ripped off something shocking for premium!
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I was told United/Liberty/Peak fuel is imported from Singapore, not too sure how accurate that is, we haven't got E85 or 100ron over here yet as far as I know, I'd love some 100 in the V3 STI Liberty as that's what the JDM computer is tuned to, for that matter the offroader has a JDM RA V2 STI computer in it too.

U.S. uses a totally different RON system to us so their fuels are actually much better than most Aussies think.
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United sells 100RON now

From what I've heard, Australia is one of the few Western countries to sell 91RON.

Rally I agree, we get ripped off something shocking for premium!
i wouldnt trust united 100 octane fuel, i use there regular fuel but thats it. i dont touch ethanl fuel as my fuel economy is terrible at best with it. 95 premium is all i use in our sg as long as its under 12c more expensive (anything over not worth it)
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In QLD at least 95 RON is 10c more than 91 RON and 98 RON is 14c more. The only place I have paid more than that has been at Ravensthorpe in WA.

My cars usually get filled with Woolworths Vortex because I take advantage of the discount system however I have used almost every brand available across Australia and I have never noticed any difference in performance with different brands other than slightly poorer economy using E10. I must be an insensitive driver.
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i wouldnt trust united 100 octane fuel, i use there regular fuel but thats it. i dont touch ethanl fuel as my fuel economy is terrible at best with it. 95 premium is all i use in our sg as long as its under 12c more expensive (anything over not worth it)
I filled up with it on my way to do the Gentle Annie Tr & I really could notice a substantial improvement (actually half/half cos the tank was already half full). Its not an ethanol blend, just higher octane petrol.

I do use E10 (95 octane) and have noticed only a small improvement in economy with 91 regular. I figure at 4c/L cheaper plus fuel docket (4c/L) it comes out ahead. Then again I have issues that I cant sort...I get 10.5L/100km highway on either fuel!

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I have never noticed any difference in performance with different brands other than slightly poorer economy using E10. I must be an insensitive driver.
I must be too haha
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