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Does different fuels effect easy starting?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by Sweeris, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. I have noticed that when I changed the fuel on my bike its easier to start.

    I changed from a 91/95 Shell to mobile 8000. When I filled up I had less than a litre in the tank(I put in 13.4Litres when I filled up).

    Does the fuel make that much of a difference to starting?


     
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  2. Dunno if there's any real scientific explanation to it (maybe differences in vaporisation?) but I used to notice exactly the same thing, never liked using Shell. Of course the servo you buy it from can play a big part too - ie how much water and crap do they have in the tanks.
     
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  3. i dunno if it makes it more difficult but if ur sparks are old, that will affect it.
     
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  4. putting different service station brands into my car caused lots of differences.
    Like my car would splutter if I put shell or limited in, it seemed to be quite efficient on apco and the other brands it would be so-so. Some of the 7-11 are pretty good (although these were all standard unleaded)

    Still on my first tank on the bike :p so that one will take more investigating
     
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