Opal Fuel

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 22:43
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Can anyone tell me how well the Opal Fuel goes in their 4WDs...we are going to head along the Gunbarrel to the Centre and will need to use Opal Fuel.....are there any downsides to using this fuel instead of the regular Unleaded....and how is it on consumption?
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:41

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:41
Martin

I've been advised to avoid it like the plague.

But if I had a petrol vehicle I would have no qualms whatsoever.

Bob


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Follow Up By: slammin - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:43

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:43
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Reply By: slammin - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:42

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:42
This question comes up every two months. Yet I have never seen a post that shows OPAL has adverse affects. Why would BP warrant and release a fuel that would destroy your engine? They are a money making machine not the Greens Party trying to reduce 4wd numbers.

FWIW I've used it since it came out in bikes and car and now boat - as have all my friends and work colleagues and no we haven't had any problems. If your car needs lead replacement it will also need it with OPAL.

See this link :
http://www.aant.com.au/Portals/0/pdf/motoring/Opal_Fuel_report.pdf
(Thanks George)

Re Fuel consumption. I found my Hilux had a poomfteenth better economy YMMV but probably not.

regards,

Sam.
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Follow Up By: slammin - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:45

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 23:45
Just did a search to check, Make that every month - soon to be fortnight or week, now that it is peak season. LOL
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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 08:02

Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 08:02
Martin Z

What alternative will you have out there ?

Simple answer is NONE !

Use it, or do not go there
Cheers
Bucky


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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 10:14

Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 10:14
Hi Martin
Like above, you have no choice at all. When you read the conditions on your permit, you will see that you are prohibited from carrying Unleaded fuel through Aboriginal land and to have it in your vehicle. To me, that is very strange, as what are petrol vehicles supposed to do, have just enough fuel to get from outside the permit area to you fuel stop in the Aboriginal Lands??
It is not as if your vehicle will be running on it for weeks on end. Use it when you have to any get the good fuel when you can.
Have a great trip.

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Stephen
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Reply By: Member - Fred G NSW - Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 19:19

Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 at 19:19
I filled up at the Caltex (not woollies) in Alice last Saturday with what I thought was ULP. Later when I was doing my log book I noticed the receipt said Opal. If it was opal ????? I burnt it off next day with no noticeable difference in performance or mileage, in my 3.0 lt Triton.
Fred.
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Follow Up By: Member - Martin Z (WA) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:05

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:05
Thank you thats what we wanted to hear....we hoped there wouldnt be too much of a difference in the performance or mileage....understand the reasons they make the opal fuel .

Regards Martin.
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