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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Since the Philippines has only been using unleaded gasoline for about a year and a half, I've noticed that in all our cars, the smell of the fuel is more apparent / pronounced when comparing it before with leaded fuel. Is this normal?

Especially on my E4 RS, the smell can be quite strong and intoxicating at times, especially after a hard run, though I'm also led to believe that there is a leak in my exhaust system which I have yet to check / replace.

Any comments / suggestions would be greatly appreciatted. Many thanks!
 
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I've never noticed anything like what you describe.

Maybe all you are doing is noticing the smell more. To me, PULP smells horrible, all chemically. 4-Star smelled much better and 5-Star and racing fuels are just amazing (think pitlane)! I used to enjoy going to the filling station as a lad, now all you can smell is rotten unleaded and diesel.

Give me petrol that smells of petrol any day and you can keep your flowers, whales and ozone layers
 
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So you'll be running the GSR with Castrol R from now on then, eh ?
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TonYC
 
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Unleaded has a stronger aroma than leaded as it contains more volatile chemicals , it is a good idea to avoid breathing the fumes as they are carcinogenic , especially SUL which is positively dangerous http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/sad1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Out of curiosity which are the petrol companies in the Phills ?
 
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SUL may smell horrible, but who can tell, 'cos it's becoming rarer than rocking horse sh*t!

4* was better than pain thinners! ummmmm blisters around the mouth, heady days!!!!
 
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plenty of petrol stations in sheffield have sul does seem that rare but most is in esso stations and supermarket stations don't sell it. May be thats why it's become rare because supermarkets are slowly and surely taking over every thing.
 
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Its funny cos down south SUL is almost everywhere, supermarkets and the main companies usually have it.
 
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I've no problem getting SUL in or around Glasgow but as soon as you get into the boondocks it becomes hard to find.

Also some of the smaller stations charge ridiculous prices (89.9p?!) and probably don't have the throughput to sell the fuel before it goes 'off'. I buy from big stations by motorways etc, they usually have a couple of pumps too.

p.s. - If anyone is wanting cheap SUL in Glasgow, the Shell at Glasgow airport are selling it for 81.9p, thats only 4p more than PULP at my local BP (where SUL is 86.9p). It's actually cheaper for me to drive to the airport to fill up!
 
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Evoboy,

Thanks for clearing that part with me! http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle > I do think I'm runnin a wee bit rich, but after seeing my acquintance's E5 blowing black smoke from his car, hmm maybe I'm not running yet for an Evo yet ten! [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Well, the smell of unleaded is really intoxicating for me!!! [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/biggrin1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Here in the Philippines, we have Shell, Caltex (subsidiary of Havoline / Texaco I think), Total and Flying V. Plus we have Petron which is locally owned by the Philippine Government and the Saudi ARAMCO oil company.

The highest grade petrol available locally is 98RON but for some reason, my car runs much better on 95RON, making more power, smoother idling AND better fuel economy if I stick with Shell's 95RON gasoline. I'm going to have my car tested at my shop's rolling road dyno to check the difference in fuel / mods.
 
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