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Citroen 2CV, great in snow and no four wheel drive and you can carry a basket of eggs over a ploughed field without breaking them. Try that in a Q3 or RSQ3.
 

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For my professional curiosity with a Supply Chain hat on.

Do you know where the branded additives are added to the tanker loads as the load manifests I've seen just shows the fuel loaded as so many thousand litres in each of the compartments? If there were additional branded additives then there would have to be some sort of mix ratio for the volume of fuel per compartment I guess?
I was reliably told by the fuels chemists (I specialised in lubricants) that the dosing is done at the gantry. The truck driver has a card or something similar that is specific to the brand which is inserted at the gantry. The base fuel all comes out of the same tank and then depending upon the card inserted the proprietary additives are pumped from another tank and mixed at the gantry. I guess the mixing ratio etc is all managed by the dosing mechanism at the gantry. They can carry multiple brands/grades in each of the trucks but a different “brand specific card” will be inserted for each tank on the truck which is why people may see the same truck delivering to different fuel stations but with different mixtures/brands in each tank.

Each of the oil companies have major labs etc developing their specific ad packs. Certainly for lubricants it can be quite surprising how different the various chemistries are and I believe it’s similar for fuels. Consequently my assertion that all fuels (and lubes) are not the same.
 

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In Northern Ireland we don't have the choice as the rest of the UK, with Super unleaded being only available in 97 RON, even then it is quite hard to find.

Shell pulled out of here a number of years ago and most of the suppliers (including Tesco) only supply 95 RON.
BP supply 95 and Super at 97. And we have a local supplier emerged a few years ago called GO.... they are unmanned forecourts. They supply 97 at most of their outlets.

I filled today at a Go station, had to pass 4 other petrol stations to get one which supplied Super. It costs 10p per litre more than regular. Any time I am in Scotland I use Tesco Momentum and can definately notice the difference in my BMW motorcycle with a 1200 Boxer Twin engine. Night and day.
Only had the RSQ3 over once since purchase and ran it exclusively on Momentum. I did notice it was far more responsive than the 97 stuff I pay a fortune for and in my opinion the exhaust sound was greatly improved.

Could be worse, Southern Ireland does not have any Super unleaded at all...
 
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