Diesel fuel

Submitted: Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
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I don't know if it's my imagination but my diesel hilux seems to have varing amounts of power from one tank of fuel to the next. Some fill ups the Lux goes like a rocket, others a slug. Don't get me wrong it's not a huge chane but very noticable. Is there different diesel out there? Or could it be my Lux?
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
http://www.bp.com.au/products/fuels/bp_ecoultra/eco.asp
All due by Jan 1, 2003
Caltex have some sort of exemption and to use a chemical mask.
Stay away from independents as there has been such extensive fuel tampering.
Safeway/Woolworths +Petrol comes from the majors and is not an issue.
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
If you go to an unnamed servo like Safeway, Bahama etc, I find my car runs like crap, has no go, and gets less klms to a tank..

Could be wrong, but Im not the first one to suggest this... You pay more at Shell, Mobil, Caltex, but I think its worth it.
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Truckster as you have been told before, Safeway/Woolworths +Petrol only use fuel from the major Australain oil companies, with a small proportion of imported fuel, as the majors use. You have indoctrinated yourself to false information. 10c a litre saving at +Petrol and good quality guaranteed standard fuel that is not tampered with is better in my pocket than somebody elses.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
I know youve said it, but hey, I dont believe what you have been told. This guy finds it the same as I do...

Its how it is with my car...


YMMV <--- Your Mileage May Vary...
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Follow Up By: Will - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Truckster,
I only use BP fuel generally but a friend of mine has actually made the same comment. Woolworth fuel he said is no good, fuel economy goes through the roof and power goes down...
He reckons the best he has tried is Shell and Ampol.

Will
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Reply By: rojac - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Fill up where the truckies do
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
filling up where the truckies do is not the answer as they only fuel up where they can get there rigs in. ( am a truckie) also run a supercharged diesal 4.2 patrol and fuel up at woolys and have never had any problems. They get their fuel from bp as this was shown when bp changed their fuel and the older vehicles had pump problems, woolys was on the list of where people bought their fuel so that bp would repair all faults. The only time i would like to thank a big organisation, maybe the banks could learn something. Col
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Follow Up By: Rojac - Sunday, Dec 22, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 22, 2002 at 01:00
Colin

Was thinking of the high turn over. less chance of contaminants than at the smaller servos where the fuel may sit for a long time without movement.
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
filling up where the truckies do is not the answer as they only fuel up where they can get there rigs in. ( am a truckie) also run a supercharged diesal 4.2 patrol and fuel up at woolys and have never had any problems. They get their fuel from bp as this was shown when bp changed their fuel and the older vehicles had pump problems, woolys was on the list of where people bought their fuel so that bp would repair all faults. The only time i would like to thank a big organisation, maybe the banks could learn something. Col
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
filling up where the truckies do is not the answer as they only fuel up where they can get there rigs in. ( am a truckie) also run a supercharged diesal 4.2 patrol and fuel up at woolys and have never had any problems. They get their fuel from bp as this was shown when bp changed their fuel and the older vehicles had pump problems, woolys was on the list of where people bought their fuel so that bp would repair all faults. The only time i would like to thank a big organisation, maybe the banks could learn something. Col
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Follow Up By: Bambi - Thursday, Dec 19, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 19, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Colin,

that's a bad stutter you've got there mate........he he.

Cheers & a merry & safe Xmas to all on here.

Troy.
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
sorry can be a double clicker. Col
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Just curious Colin want sort of fuel econemy do the big rigs get. Be interesting to compare a b double to a landcruiser. Tonnes per km per litre???
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00
Goodsy, One bloke quoted 800M/L, pulling 3 double deck trailers, loaded, in heavy going. Most of the them, triples, get around 1km/L. 5-600HP, pulling up to 120 tonnes gross.
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Follow Up By: Colin - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:00
your on the mark there bob. Col
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