four-star petrol

four-star petrol

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four-star

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(Automotive Engineering) Brit petrol containing lead, formerly sold in the UK
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The average annual salary at the time was just under PS1,000, while a litre of four-star petrol cost the equivalent of 5p.
He said: "It is like putting ordinary four-star petrol in a Formula One car.
But emissions didn't enter the argument in '66 - owners simply filled up with a tank of lead-rich four-star petrol and Toyota buyers had to spend another pounds 10 for seatbelts.
But emissions didn't enter the argument in '66 - owners simply filled up with a tank of lead-rich four-star petrol, and Toyota buyers had to spend another pounds 10 for seatbelts.
Smoke-filled pubs will be up there with black and white TVs, four-star petrol and football shirts without adverts on them.
When I started driving in the late 70s one of the essential requirements for me and my limited budget was being able to travel 25-30 miles on a gallon of four-star petrol.
Leaded four-star petrol was withdrawn from sale in 2000.
Some fear the move will mean four-star petrol hitting 80p a litre.
The associations recall that they made their commitments on the basis of the fuel quality requirements laid down in Directive 98/70/EEC, although they expect that better-quality fuels might be available in the market in the future: four-star petrol super-plus with a 98 octane rating and diesel plus with a maximum sulphur content of 30 ppm are available this year; petrol with a maximum sulphur content of 30 ppm and of a maximum aromatic content of 30% and diesel with a maximum sulphur content of 30 ppm and a cetane number of minimum 58 should be available in 2005.
The department claims that, unknown to many drivers, many petrol retailers have begun to phase out leaded four-star petrol and replace it with Lead Replace-ment Petrol (LRP).
This scale of increases would not cripple Western industry and would put only around 10p on a gallon of four-star petrol now averaging about 128p in the M idlands.
DRY PUMPS This motorist was lucky enough to be able to fill up with four-star petrol as the Heddon-on-the-Wall garage ran out of diesel and unleaded.