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Nathan Lewis  says:

Supermarkets make bikes rough

Been only 17 you expect me to have not much money (correct) so I tend to find the cheapest deal, be it insurance, oil or fuel. Recently I went to get my bike checked because it was running a bit rough, only to be told not to buy supermarket fuel. So I took the advice on this and bought some fuel from...

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Jan 10

Posts: 29

garjon78 says:

Loads of rubbish. Go back to school.

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Mar 11

Posts: 18

gravelrashjr says:

im agreeing with garjon78 on this one.

I'll admit my bike doesnt prefer supermarket fuel but then the affect is so small it took me ages to realise

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Aug 02

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eatcs01 says:

supermarket fuel

Avoid the stuff. Lower MPG means it's not cheaper in the long run.

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Mar 11

Posts: 2

GazER6f says:

There's something in it

Since picking up my first bike about a month ago I've had sporadic problems with the fuel injection light coming on. In the first week, on Asda fuel it came on during nearly every ride out. After a week or so it stopped doing it so i assumed it just needed the cobwebs blowing of a sensor or 2 after a long time sat idle in a showroom. However, the light started coming on again this week. Is it a coincidence that I filled up at an Esso Garage last week (no problems) and this week I filled up again at Asda (Problem returns)??????

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Jun 09

Posts: 39

bigbull says:


"Every little Helps" or DOES IT????

Not in the case of fuel, I was recently informed the majority if not all Supermarket Fuel comes straight off the Vessels at our ports Liverpool etc.

Your Shell Esso etc are all direct from their local refinaries.

That said seemingly according to the boffins the fuel from the blue chip fuel companies is more refined and the best suited for us motorcyclists.

So the decision is yours now and yours alone.

Happy Biking...





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Sep 10

Posts: 120

daveire says:

I have been noticing that for years. I always fill at texaco €1.50 a litre here in ireland. Even the colour of the fuel is a clue of how refined it is. The petrol at texaco is a almost clear liquid while cheaper fuels are a yellowish colour. Have a look next time yer filling a jerry can, pour a little in a glass.

Also was having problems with my diesel car with cheaper fuel, the filter was getting clogged with dirt. It seams to be running better with texaco diesel.

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Mar 09

Posts: 15

mark3evo says:

supermarket fuel

i have to disagree,i  use tesco and asda locally and premium brands when on rides and i see no difference on performance and smooth running and i monitor my fuel mpg from brim to brim.

on my last 3 bikes, all were fuel injected

all fuel is tested according to BS guidelines

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