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Hi Gael, don't worry - you're in good company - I'm not an auto expert either!
These higher-octane fuels contain detergent-like additives which do
help keep the fuel delivery system clean and clear of unburnt deposits, but most branded fuel has this also (to an extent), remember the good old days of needing to get the engine 'de-coked' every 50-60,000 miles?
Personally, I wouldn't get too hung up on this, using a good quality fuel, a bit of preventative maintenance (checking tyre pressures & fluids), regular servicing - will cumulatively help keep your car in the best possible shape - you can always add a fuel system cleaner if you wish to ensure that base is covered on a belt & braces philosophy.
All the best, and hope to see you at our next Scottish Meeting.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater