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What petrol should I put in my Elgrand?

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Just want to correct a few misconceptions regarding Elgrand VQ35de....

Facts:
Handbook states use premium unleaded.
Fuel filler cap label states use premium unleaded.
In Japan high octane or premium unleaded refers to 96 RON, while regular unleaded is around 92 RON.



Brian is absolutely correct. He can also explain the technical details. The VQ35 in the Elgrand is low compression and has a different inlet manifold compared to the VQ35 used in the Fairlady (350Z to us). 95 RON fuel is fine. I also run mine on 95 and get 18 mpg around town, 26 mpg long run. No issues in the 0-60 time.

If you run 4 cats do NOT use fuel rated over 96 RON (including LPG) as it will accelerate cat deterioration, particularly if the engine over fueling recall had not been performed.
is the engine over fueling recall something I should look in to if I've recently bought a fresh import? I was fairly happy to get 9.3km/l on a long run as it seems thats about as good as anyone gets so makes me think my wagon is running pretty healthy!?
 

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There is only one point of difference between the UK Regular Unleaded Petrol (RON 95) and the Japanese Premium Unleaded (RON 96)
Will this make that much difference in the grand scheme of things? I would have thought not but I am no expert.
 

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There is only one point of difference between the UK Regular Unleaded Petrol (RON 95) and the Japanese Premium Unleaded (RON 96)
Will this make that much difference in the grand scheme of things? I would have thought not but I am no expert.
My advice to you is try both I use 95 Ron never had any problem in the last 3 years did try the dearer stuff but made no odds to me, but some people have to use the 99 for some reason presuming their engines are not in very good condition.
 
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It's not just about the RON.
 

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Does anyone know if we can use this new E10 stuff that's coming out in our 2005 Elgrand?
 

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Nobody knows. It's never been tested on an Elgrand.
 

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So travelling the highlands is going to be an issue if E10 is no good for Elgrands. There’s hardly any Tesco or Shell garages above Glasgow. Maybe we’ll need a forum map of premium fuel locations across the UK
 

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So travelling the highlands is going to be an issue if E10 is no good for Elgrands. There’s hardly any Tesco or Shell garages above Glasgow. Maybe we’ll need a forum map of premium fuel locations across the UK
You can also get 99ron fuel from Esso now too 👍
 

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So travelling the highlands is going to be an issue if E10 is no good for Elgrands. There’s hardly any Tesco or Shell garages above Glasgow. Maybe we’ll need a forum map of premium fuel locations across the UK
If all I could get was e10 then I would use that but then make sure that I didnt leave it in the tank too long (fat chance of that on a road trip in an Elgrand!) and fill up with premium as soon as possible after that.
 

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Any premium petrol above 95 Ron should be OK,I'm sure all garages sell some sort of premium fuel
 

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Hi there, just saw the news today about E10 and I was totally unaware of this change. Had a quick look on a compatability website and it stated E10 OK for all Nissan petrol engines after 2000. But I will stick to super unleaded in my 2003 Elgrand when available. Regards Jackh
PS:- also stated E10 ok for all BMW engines irrespective of age so my 1998 323i convertible also ok.
 

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Hi there, just saw the news today about E10 and I was totally unaware of this change. Had a quick look on a compatability website and it stated E10 OK for all Nissan petrol engines after 2000. But I will stick to super unleaded in my 2003 Elgrand when available. Regards Jackh
PS:- also stated E10 ok for all BMW engines irrespective of age so my 1998 323i convertible also ok.
Govt checker is based on info from manufacturers of cars made for European Market. See here
 
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