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    Hi Xbhpians,

    Have bought FZ-S, and have doubt regarding re-fueling of Petrol. I am confused which one to use,
    1. Normal Petrol
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    2. Premium Petrol

    Using normal petrol, will it cause any harm, and wat is the advantage of using the Premium petrol. And do the petrol Pump guys relly provide premium petrols, there is a possiblity they can cheat. When i bought the bike i got it filled with normal petrol of 200 bucks. No its about time to refill, so please suggest me on this issue,

    @ Mod: I am sorry if i am posting repetitive question, coz i couldnt find relvant thread to solve my query, thought this was the best way to get some valuable suggestions.

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    Brother in my personal opinion, there's no point in literally wasting away 4-5rs per litre of petrol when you buy the so called premium petrol. The premium petrols have only added lubricants/solvents or whatever the hell you wanna call them which don't do much to your engine's smoothness. You may think that the engine is much smoother than before but that's just in the mind. I did a double check on this funda when my friend gave me keys to his bike and a 500rs note to fill her up. He always used premium petrol but this time I filled in normal petrol. Guess what He didn't feel any change at all in the engine's sound / performance / harshness or anything. when He was almost done with the normal petrol I told him that I filled normal petrol in her FZ16 and since then He's been using normal petrol and is quite happy with it.

    I too never ever use premium petrols coz quite frankly they are just another way for the big companies to suck more money outta you.
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    there IS a palpable difference when Shell Super unleaded petrol is used, at least for me.

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    Pure petrol without any adultration is the best possible fuel for indian bikes. Fill normal petrol at a reliable petrol pump and fill from the same petrol pump always. Occasional use of Speed or Premium is also advisable.
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    Since your bike has an engine compression ratio of <10.0:1, it would be best to stick to normal unleaded fuel from a reputed petrol pump.
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    More and more Indian bikes are now coming with FI option, also there are many choices of fuel..like xtra premium from IOC and speed BPC. Both these branded gasolines contain cleaning agents and friction busters and claims to be better burning fuels. while IOC in their website says that xtra premium is a better option for new generation cars it says nothing about the use of same in bikes. Usually its understood that high octane petrol's like xtra premium and speed are good options for engines with high compression ratrios and F1 engines are comparatively high compression engines. however, there are fundamental changes between a car engine and bike engine.

    Is it advisable to use high octane petrol in new generation Indian F1 bikes? unlike a car engine where combustion chamber and gear box are separated and is lubricated differently bike engine is one unit and same lubricant is used to cool and lubricate all the component including pistons and gear box (this is why using car lubricant with friction busters are not at all advisable as bike engine oil). in such a situation is it advisable to use petrol with friction busters ? also how does the cleaner burning fuels perform in FI bike engine? can anyone throw some light on this?


    a high octane petrol like xtra premium contains friction busters, cleaning agents and burns more efficiently. clearly there is a difference in the composition and it is not a marketing gimmick completely. however the question is, is it advisable to use it in bikes or not? what would be the long term repercussions ?

    Also, about one year back my friends CBZ classic was opened up for de-carbonation by his mechanic who has been working on his bike ever since the completion of free services. he said that the bikes internals where surprisingly cleaner compared to other bikes with same amount of kilos. he has always used high octane petrol like speed and switched over to xtra premium when it became available. however i am not aware how does it affect the long term engine life..(its actually experienced that ethanol mixed fuels results in degeneration of certain components in car engines unless its ready for receiving such fuel)
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    Personally, I'm using normal unleaded petrol from HP pumps since I bought my R15. I'm also confused as many people offer different advice regarding the fuel to use on the R15. Manual says "use premium unleaded gasoline only". Never had any problem yet using normal fuel.

    R15 owners, please throw some light... what does yamaha officially recommend? I read somewhere that premium fuels like speed/xtra premium have higher octane numbers and can damage some specific engines...
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    Unleaded petrol from a reliable pump as Shell.

    As per my mechanic, high octane fuels burn at a higher temperature than Unleaded. Indian bike engines are not built to quite withstand that temperature safely. Plus, you'd never find ONE ad which suggests you use high octane fuel on an Indian bike!!

    Why risk it? The company manual would tell you the same. Unleaded.

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    Always use Normal Unleaded petrol. Thats good for the engine instead of additive added performance oils.
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