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Old 07-12-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Do I need to program the ecu in order to fuel up over there? I have the accessport right now at 93. WIll be traveling in Eastern Europe
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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I would think since it's slightly higher octane there, you'd be ok.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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Do I need to program the ecu in order to fuel up over there? I have the accessport right now at 93. WIll be traveling in Eastern Europe
**** so you are seriuous, I thought you were pulling my leg, make sure to post pics for us jealous nasiokers.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:05 PM   #4
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lol....how are you shipping it? Via Container?
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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Try searching the forum and see if you can find posts by some of our men and women in the military that are stationed in Europe that could tell you what to do, watch out for, etc. when operating and maintaining your car over there.

Remember, it's Europe, not the US and a great deal many things are different there, aside from the USDM version of your car.

Search and enlighten.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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Google is your friend. Here's is a really good article:

http://edbmw.com/blog/2007/07/01/dri...pean-delivery/

"Fuel
In general major credit cards are accepted. Stations, though, are not half as prolific as in the USA. And don’t expect to find any conveniently situated near airport rental locations. Leaded super petrol has an octane rating of 98. Unleaded petrol is called bleifrei normal or bleifrei super. Regular unleaded petrol has an octane rating of 91; the octane rating of super is 95 or 98. Diesel is, in fact, called diesel. LPG is called autogas."
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:48 PM   #7
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Leaded super petrol has an octane rating of 98. Unleaded petrol is called bleifrei normal or bleifrei super. Regular unleaded petrol has an octane rating of 91; the octane rating of super is 95 or 98.
You need to be a little careful here: European octane numbers are almost certainly RON whereas North America would be (RON + MON)/2

91 RON (+ 84 MON) -> 87.5 i.e. basically the same as North American regular

95 RON (+ 87 MON) -> 91 i.e. North American 'super'

98 RON (+ 90 MON) -> 94 i.e. North American premium (Sunoco Ultra etc.)
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:58 AM   #8
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Right then. having lived in Europe with the UK Military here goes.

At the moment there are a number of fuel grades in the EU. I am not going to talk out of my a*rse about eastern Europe because I know nothing.

UK current fuel grades are 95, 97, and 99 RON about £1 litre on average = $2 a litre. There are about 15 Filling Stations that do 104 RON , yep thats right but will cost about GBP2.50 a litre about $5 a litre = about $20 a gallon

Many UK Supermarkets, Asda (WALMART), Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco have their own filling stations and are about 2 0r 3 P per litre cheaper than the big boys. Motorway, Autobahn and Autoroute prices are normally more expensive as are the more remote locations.

Diesel is just that but a slightly higher spec/cleaner type is available too.

EU countries are pretty much the same, 95.97 and 99 RON but the Germans are selling 100 RON too prices vary from country to country so quoting prices is pretty useless but pay about E0.99 to E1.20 a litre.

Shell, BP, Texaco, Aral and many other stations operate. For a good idea of what to expect use this link

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...eas/index.html

It's the premier UK advice site for all matters of driving anywhere in Europe.

Most UK/European Scoobs have an "intelligent" ECU and will quickly adapt to the Grade of fuel used. As stated some parts will be different, most European Scoobs upto 2005 were 2 litre Turbo and NA. The 2.5 L block only came after this. The EU is not graced with loads of dealers either, ditto the UK, www.subaru.co.uk or www.subaru.fr or .de or .nl etc. Imprezas are more popular than Legacy's but again this will depend on the country.

Don't forget the UK and Europe have Toll roads so get your money ready. Also, you many need essentials in your car, Warning Triangle, Hi-visibilty Vest, First Aid Kits, Fuel Can ( it is an offence in some countries to run out) etc, check out the AA link above.

And don't forget the "On The Spot Fines" and some countries have a 0% for drink driving, some are in Eastern Europe.


But, don't forget there are some superb unrestricted speed limit roads to blatt about on too! I got scared @ 140 MPH tailing a Porker once but only once!

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-17-2007, 01:23 PM   #9
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Thats what its called here in germany. Right now its about 1.50 euro a litre. Shell and Aral have 100 octane but I think its US equivalent is about 95. When I run it in my car and my GSXR 1000, its noticeable. Esso (EXXON) is what I generally put in my car. You shouldnt have a problem finding one anywhere in europe.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:37 AM   #10
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Careful in the Czech Republic, cars can disapear real fast there. Be ready for the gas prices if you plan on driving a lot. Gas is cheap right now because it's the end of Summer so 89 Octane is running about $5 a gallon. I fill up my STI with Super Plus 93 Octane which runs between $6-7 a gallon

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Old 09-17-2007, 04:01 PM   #11
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im in israel and they wont let me bring ym 04!!!!!!! its ok, im gettin a b4 this week
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