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Date Registered: 07-2008
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none whatsoever.

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Date Registered: 07-2013
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Hi

Caltex Vortex. I've tried BP, Shell, United brands without knowing the importance of diesel fuels prior, none of them from the driving seat delivered what Caltex did

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Date Registered: 07-2013
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Thanks for the responses guys, it appears a lot of support for Caltex Vortex. Pretty fortunate that an easily obtained (and economical, especially if you shop at Woolworths) item apparently tops the list. Good news! emoticon

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Date Registered: 10-2011
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Here is some more information to help.

BP Ultimate diesel product sheet is HERE.

Caltex Vortex Product sheet is HERE.

They are much of a muchness nowadays - The sulphur levels are both 10ppm or less (most important), and the cetane index is high. It's the cetane index that's the indicator of quality.

I use either - but the important thing is to stick to the reputable companies that guarantee their fuel quality. Some of the independents are less likely to do this and you could end up with either a bad cocktail fuel or a whole load of water because they haven't properly stripped the tanks.

The good thing for us newer (post 2009) Diesel Exy owners is that the lower sulphur diesels are much better for our DPF and therefore less likely to suffer DPF problems if you drive the car sensibly.




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Date Registered: 01-2010
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I'm also going to chime in with a thumbs-up for Caltex Vortex. I'm getting around 700km a tank with mixed urban-cruise driving (despite trying to avoid stop-start jams).

My fuel app on my phone shows historical data from August 2012 (having switched phones and lost my data on the old phone).

38 entries, 8.3L/100km

I've also used BP Ultimate diesel from time to time, but avoid Gull due to reports of higher sulphur content in theirs and the other indies.

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Date Registered: 07-2008
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any one of the decent brands will be ok. Personally after using BP Ultimate and Shell for the last five years and seeing the crap I cleaned out of the EGR valve (see post photos) I am personally will not worry anymore about which fuel I use. I think the emissions control burdens the engine after 50,000kms and it is more important to have the EGR circuit regularly cleaned.

I have done over 60% of my driving on long highway runs (Perth-Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Geraldton, Albany) regularly, with minimal stop-start urban runs.

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Date Registered: 07-2013
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Hey Pope

Mate that's surprising given the driving that you do but good to know.

All

I thought I would return to this thread to say that I had to do an emergency $20 fill using regular caltex diesel. Noticed a difference after about 5 mins as it wasn't as responsive on the freeway which was surprising.

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Date Registered: 05-2011
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So I've got some contrary results with fuels... For about 7-8 months I used BP from one station exclusively. With BP I was getting 650-680ks consistatntly.. I then had to do an emergency fill up with caltex and thought WOW, instant change is response and power and mileage increased to 700... I thought, there's something in this, so I switched to caltex.. Got a consistent 700-720 per tank... Then again, an emergency fill up at shell, that same WOW smile hit my face. Mileage up to 750!! I thought this is a joke... Changed to shell... Consistently getting 750-780ks.

When I have to do an emergency top up and it's not shell Rex feels very sluggish and unresponsive... Rex is a shell kinda guy...

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Date Registered: 07-2013
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Wow, I'm getting 710 km range on fill up. Been that way since moving to Vortex and was expecting this to drop over time (i've only clocked 7000 odd kms). Anyone else a Shell fan?

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Date Registered: 10-2011
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Nope. Caltex and BP. And last tank I got over 750. It included a run up to Sydney and back. I'm even averaging 7.4l/100km just pottering around Canberra.

If you check the product data sheets, there isn't much between between the premium diesel in the three major brands. It's all about how you drive the car...the rest, I believe, is just coincidental.

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