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    Default Which diesel is best ?

    Afternoon all

    As a relatively new Hilux owner, 2.8 manual, 2018 - I am new to the diesel world.

    Initially I simply filled up at the local Shell and selected the more expensive one - V Power.

    I have since noticed that Engen and BP don’t have different types of diesel just 1 option and around a rand per litre cheaper vs the Shell option.

    Has anyone tested / a viewpoint on which diesel delivers best milage / which is best or cleanest ?
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by charlie brown kzn View Post
    afternoon all

    as a relatively new hilux owner, 2.8 manual, 2018 - i am new to the diesel world.

    Initially i simply filled up at the local shell and choose the more expensive one - v power.

    I have since noticed that engen and bp donít have different types of diesel just 1 option and around a rand per litre cheaper that the shell.

    Has anyone tested / a viewpoint on which diesel delivers best milage / which is best or cleanest ?
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    My Dealer in PE Algoa Toyota says Engen only >> and so have to drive to 4km away Humewood to fill up the Hilux and my Wife's Vivo goes up the road to get Petrol in the Vivo at Sasol Garage >> so I actively search for Engen Garages on trips etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
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    When I told my service advisor that I used Sasol in my Hilux he told me thats the "Worst thing you can do ' and as I said above Engen is recommended for Toyota Diesel engines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Betts View Post
    When I told my service advisor that I used Sasol in my Hilux he told me thats the "Worst thing you can do ' and as I said above Engen is recommended for Toyota Diesel engines
    Very interesting.

    I see you mention that the Polo goes to SASOL. Any reason for that (i know it is petrol - does it mean their petrol is better, or is it just because of convenience?)

    Back to the Diesel, I heard SASOL has a lower sulphur content compared to any other brand.
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    I just use the cheapest all 50 and the price is like R2,5 difference , if you live close to the depo in Alberton its close to R3
    Unlike petrol , diesel is different prices check around
    Ok you are in Durban so Alberton depo is a no no but you must a depo there ? it will be the same but much cheaper
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    I use the App to get to the cheapest diesel I can find.
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    Best consumption i ever get is on Sasol 10ppm


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    If Toyota goes to Engen... Where do the Isuzu's go?
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    If Toyota goes to Engin... Where do the Isuzu's go?
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    Sasol

    Engen is the last garbage I'd ever fill up with.

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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hennie84 View Post
    Sasol

    Engen is the last garbage I'd ever fill up with.
    I prefer Engen's diesel. Didn't know they sell branded garbage.
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    I have tested it numerous times. My 2.5 D-4D Hilux give best fuel consumption on Engen 50ppm diesel.
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viertrek View Post
    I have tested it numerous times. My 2.5 D-4D Hilux give best fuel consumption on Engen 50ppm diesel.
    The only times I got better than 8km/l at 120 with the V8 Cruiser were on Engen 50ppm

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    Best fuel consumption with my Cruiser is with 500ppm, any brand, sadly no longer available at all filling stations
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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Very interesting.

    I see you mention that the Polo goes to SASOL. Any reason for that (i know it is petrol - does it mean their petrol is better, or is it just because of convenience?)

    Back to the Diesel, I heard SASOL has a lower sulphur content compared to any other brand.
    No the Sasol is just closer to us >> less than a Km and Petrol is petrol apparently

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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viertrek View Post
    I have tested it numerous times. My 2.5 D-4D Hilux give best fuel consumption on Engen 50ppm diesel.
    I have that exact Hilux 2.5 D-4D and Toyota says Engen so that figures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
    I use the App to get to the cheapest diesel I can find.
    Thanks spiceman - which App, Pitstops ?

    I have downloaded it, very interesting 👍🏻👍🏻

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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Very interesting results, no votes for Shell, BP, Total and Caltex.

    Sasol and Engen with the honours.

    Does anyone if itís only Shell that offers 2 different types of diesel?

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    Default Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Interesting, my brother and I got our worst consumption with Engen, granted that was with petrol vehicles. With my 2.4 Hilux the consumption was also terrible on Engen.

    The other major reason I don't use Engen is because of a friend that works on the Durban Engen plant shutdown every year and he's sent me photos of the crap that's taken out of the valves there.

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