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Petrol in France and Belgium

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Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by jcrothers » Fri May 06, 2016 10:56 am

Just wondering what petrol to put in the car in France and Belgium. I take it u buy the expensive one cause it's the better grade?



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Re: Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by Billy » Fri May 06, 2016 10:58 am

We did IMM2011 in Switzerland and had to pass through France. At one point, I used 98 octane and my Mpi ran like a donkey. Once I went back to the 95, which is what's commonly available in Ireland, it ran perfectly.

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Re: Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by jcrothers » Fri May 06, 2016 11:01 am

Thanks billy looking forward to see the clubman

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Re: Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by woody » Fri May 06, 2016 12:06 pm

I tried the 98 oct in the SPi going to Italy and it ran nicer, quieter and better mpg. Used it every 3 or 4 fills.First fill in France will be 98 .
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Re: Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by zakgt » Fri May 06, 2016 1:53 pm

can I suggest, people get on the ferry with a full tank, so that, when we get off we can make the same distance before needing fuel, which will reduce the number of petrol stops and safe a lot of time.

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Re: Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by jcrothers » Fri May 06, 2016 2:06 pm

Not everyone is leaving the same day I'm heading out this sat and others are going Tuesday. But I will have a full tank on the ferry

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Re: Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by Billy » Fri May 06, 2016 5:49 pm

According to the AA, petrol prices in France are currently the same as here i.e. €1.25/litre. Belgium is slightly more expensive at €1.30/litre

http://www.theaa.ie/aa/motoring-advice/ ... rices.aspx

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Re: Petrol in France and Belgium

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Sat May 07, 2016 2:32 pm

Might be worth a detour to Luxembourg to fill up for the return journey 8)

Could throw in a sneaky lap of Spa on the way ;)
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