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Guys beware with 98 Octane BP fuel...

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BP fuel 98 in particular has changed. They changed the additives in the formula and it seems to create some problems for certain bikes and high performance cars like porsche.
I had 7 bikes in total that came in with complains that the bike lost power and a lot of soot formed around the exhaust end. I have contacted BP yesterday and they are aware of the problem. Will let you know once I have more info.
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Huuhhhhhh?????? UN Zud???

Half the garages around here are running out of fuel anyway, after the accident the other day in Sydney.

Maybe I'll end up pushing her around my garage making brooom broom broooooom noises!!!!
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I only use BP 98 because I was told its the best quality. Have been cleaning exhaust soot after every ride. I thought it was just an MV thing on the new exhausts. Have 2012 F4R. What fuel do we use now?
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john i only try and put a max of 95 oct in mine
i found that shell max , BP ultra and any other 98 sooted my bike up if i cruised around under 6k rpm
the higher the oct the harder you should run the motor ..hi oct low reving/load = sooting up carbon build up

but then theres the other end of the scale do not use a ethynol mix of above 7% this will kill the injectors if used with out a petrol addative

i have a form of dislexia as i have said plenty of time and it dont bother me .................. but im not stupid or a tard so dont try it on


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I only use BP 98 because I was told its the best quality. Have been cleaning exhaust soot after every ride. I thought it was just an MV thing on the new exhausts. Have 2012 F4R. What fuel do we use now?
Same here. Baffles in the HP Corse on the 1078 Brutale have been sooty as lately.

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The factory tunes MV's to run optimum using 95 Octane.Thanks for letting us know about the BP fuel though Jon.


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I run 95 as well, but thought if there was anyone out there running 98 this might be a warning.
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I run 98 in OZ..(same as 95 in US) in all my bikes..they just seem to run better and cleaner.
Having said that, I have noticed the F3 running a lot richer since the new map last week.
Higher the compression the higher the octane
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