An essential ingredient for any fast Vauxhall, we take a look at the many different types of fuel available...
We reveal the facts
Along with air, fuel is the one thing an engine really needs. An engine will run (albeit not for long), without oil, but it simply cannot function without fuel. tech feature on fuels will often talk about how the stuff is made, the refinement processes it goes through, and how it basically originates from a load of dead fish and plants buried under the sea – all boring and pretty irrelevant stuff when it comes tuning Vauxhalls.
What is important, however, is the fact that fuel, when mixed with air, then compressed and ignited, is what gives an engine its energy.
So you can see it’s a fairly crucial ingredient when it comes to the search for more power. And when you start looking at exotic stuff like E85 ethanol, methanol, and nitromethane, it’s clear there are many more types of fuel than just the regular petrol and diesel varieties you see at your local petrol station. And even these have many different variations when you start looking closely at them. So, let’s find out what’s what when it comes to fuel…