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What petrol do you use?????

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by xtrmty, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. vc commodore

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    I run BP 95, because I have a BP 2 kays away from me....Travelling I'll run 95 or 98 if they don't have 95. Tried 91 once out in the middle of know where and the car ran like crap....So never again
     
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    Allied 95 and from No Frills Self Service stations as is around 10-12 cents cheaper, currently 203.9cents/litre.
    No regional fuel tax here currently
     
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    Mobile and Shell 95/98 got flex fuel and turned.
     
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    An industry insider says 91 95 and 98 is basically 91 plus additive ie an octane booster ... and if true it is not a particularly sophisticated octane booster either ... and the quality differences between some brands is in our heads because it often comes from the same source ...
     
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    I have heard the same thing. However that does not explain why I get far better economy from Vortex 95 and 98 then any other brand of fuel. I tested fuels over a number of tanks and i was getting 50 to 60km more from a tank of Vortex over any other fuel. Others have said the same thing and some of those were chicks.
     
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    I got the impression there were two groups of fuels that brands went by.
     
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    WA has one refinery.....BP in Kwinana.....and I know that fuel from there goes to servos branded other than BP.
     
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    I'm waiting with baited breath for the Gull up the road from me to be built , so I'll use their 98 eventually , Waitomo fuels up my way is cheaper than the big players , and is supplied by Mobil , so begs the question , why don't Mobil just lower their prices . Ah the fickle nature of the oil companies . No regional tax here either.
     
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    Gull 98 is E10 , fortified with ethanol. I was using it while it was under $2/litre. My local Gull's price for 98 octane(E10) is around $2.05/litre, and for the lowers km's/litre is not justifiable in the V8 anymore..
    Mobil,BP, Z all are "service" stations where you are paying extra to pump the fuel yourself ( whereas someone should be on the forecourt doing it for you to justify the extra cost)
     
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    Anyone notice if their local tankers are branded anymore? The local tanker here isn't and the driver says its cos they drop to different brands and so they use a plain white tanker instead...
     
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    Filled the daughter's car the other day and there was a BP tanker in there with BP Ultimate signage down the side.
    I have a feeling I have seen an un-named tanker there quite a while ago though, the local BP used to be a Mobil so can't remember if the plain one I saw was when it was Mobil or when it changed to BP.
     
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    We have four or five different trucks filling tanks. Seems Caltas always fills up the Caltex stations including Woolworths. Coles seem to use Independent Fuel Distributers, United always seem to have a Untied truck. Toll also has fuel trucks not sure who they service though. Bennetts Petroleum deliver some brand i think maybe Caltex. Different brands have different smelling fuel so i doubt its all the same fuel going to different stations.
     
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    It seems like its a mix of a bit of everything ...
     
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    I also noticed the tanker has has four or five outlets that fuel can come out of. Surely if it all just 91 with an additve they wouldn't need all those outlets.
     
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    Yeah i didn't ask the driver what the outlets and hoses were. He said he was only dropping E10, 91, and diesel. I asked him if he dropped 98 because i didn't want to fill if he stirred the tank. I don't know how the tanker is built or if it is compartmentalised?
     
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    Use what ever is cheapest in the wagon (e10, 91 or 95) and whatever 98 i can find for the Monaro.
     
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    Yeah, with Toll or Fuel Distributors branding.

    I can't recall seeing a specific fuel brand on a tanker here for a loooong time.
     
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    I chuckle at the Z stations with their forecourt concierge , erase from your mind a dapper older gent in a top hat and tails , like they have at 5 star hotels , instead , it's a gormless looking teenager in a high viz vest and a window squeegee
     
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