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Submitted: Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:03
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g'day all
am i losing the plot, do i need help but i'll swear blind i get better performane and fuel economy using BP FUEL what do youse' reckon.
cheers toohey.
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Reply By: howesy - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:13

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:13
Im with you, my high performance ute loves the stuff and turns it's nose up at shell while caltex comes close 2nd to BP. The pajero seems pretty consistant on all fuels.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 12:01

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 12:01
Hi guys,
BP spent a lot of money about 8 years ago upgrading their brisbane refinery to world standard. They now remove a large majority of the sulphour out of fuels. Everyone will remember what that done to older diesel fuel pumps and their seals. However me personally I have been running BP diesel in my ute since the day I brought it and it rarely gives a puff of smoke even when under load. My brother on the other hand uses the cheapest going and his constantly smokes under load, both utes are serviced regularly.Other refineries in australia were supost to comply by jan 2006 but have just been give a reprive by federal gov. My
opinion the new diesels cost to much to fix why take the chance.
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:15

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:15
two refineries in NSW Shell& Caltex BP buy's from one of them
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Follow Up By: Member - toohey - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:22

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:22
g'day dave
maybe BP tell em' what they want added? to bring it to thier specs.
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:36

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:36
BP & Shell tankers all load out of the same loading arms. I use a BP card myself because it 's more convenient! Dave
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Reply By: Exploder - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:27

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:27
BP, Well it’s not called Best Petrol for nothing, and that’s probably why it’s more expensive too, well at least in WA anyway.

I am a Shell man my-self.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:46

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:46
Not wrong 5-10cpl dearer it would want to be good
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Reply By: desert - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:28

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:28
Interesting. When I first purchased the GU Ute, It's first trip was a run to Darwin from Melbourne, where I deliberatly tried different diesel all the way. In the wash up it panned out like this: from worst to best: Mobil(went through like water), Independants(variable results), Caltex, then BP (not too bad) and the best power and economy was on Shell. That was five years ago and I still try to use Shell today, as it seems to run sweeter and can reward by up to 1 litre/100 better than any other brand. Go figure?
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Follow Up By: obone - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 14:09

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 14:09
Spot-on Desert, your list is exactly the way I would rate them (except for indepndents, I don't use them anymore). Some time ago the armchair experts gave me a savaging. They maintained that all fuel was the same, just sold from different outlets. I occasionally bought Mobil because it was cheaper. The loss of power and excess smoking was so dramatic that I changed the fuel filter on 2 occasions thinking this was the only possible cause, it wasn't, it was the crappy Mobil diesel. Shell, although a little dearer, is the only diesel I use these days.
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 00:53

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 00:53
Funny, my Pajero (V6 3.5L) drives like a dog on Mobil too - even their premium. Almost always use Shell Optimax (currently trying their Optimax Extreme 100 octane), but might give the BP a go.
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Reply By: Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:29

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 19:29
Giday Toohey, can't say I've noticed , but, just returned from WA, & was told at a few servos that some of them, despite the ''signage'' use BP most of the time ??? who knows!.. have a good one...Phil
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Follow Up By: Alex H - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 12:46

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 12:46
that'd be cos the only refinery in WA is BP
Cheers, Alex
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Reply By: viz - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:59

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:59
INHO I if all else is equal (diesel fuels), you will find that the condition of the storage tank will have a big effect on the qualitiy of the fuel. Old fuel from bowsers with a low turnover, water in fuel, stale fuel (not so much stale but full of bacteria) etc will degrade performance.

I am intensely wary of any small servo that has an old low flow pump out back - I try and use truck stops whenever possible.

Petrol - in Sydney BP and Shell come from the same refinery - however at the loading terminal additives are added, depending on (I guess) specification. Must ask BP when I am there next... (Shell refinery and in partiucular BP head office distribution are customers of mine....)

/viz
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Follow Up By: Member - toohey - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 07:16

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 07:16
g'day viz
can you let us know what you find out,thanks in advance.
cheers toohey
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Reply By: TUFF IFS LUX - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:59

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:59
Mate, I thought it was just me but 2 my surprise theres more of us out there! I'm i melbourne and I especially find that regulare unleaded from BP next to the Mint north of Campbellfield on Sydney Rd, gives me easily 30-50 km more out of a tank compared to unleaded at other servo's even compared to Premium at other servo's. I personally reckon that the other servo's are descreetly adding more than the minimum of 10% ethanol which burns quicker, and BP must have the real deal with no ethanol. But that's just my little conspiracy theory, what do you guys out there reckon?

Go hard, or go home!!
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Reply By: DamoHJ61 - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 00:02

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 00:02
I agree with you Toohey, you are losing the plot.
Were you looking at the right guage...? I know you have a few to choose from.....
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Follow Up By: Member - toohey - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 07:12

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 07:12
g'day damo
gez mate now youve got me think'n,i think i am lose'n the plot.
cheers toohey
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Follow Up By: Member - toohey - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 08:16

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 08:16
nah damo i've worked it out it's the 5w globe in the temp. gauge,must be blinding me and sending me into a confused state.
cheers toohey
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 00:47

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 00:47
We have bought diesel from the so much cheaper SAFF at Mundrabilla a couple of times when crossing the Nullabor, and seemed to get less kms - but in fairness, it was not conducted as a scientific even playing field test. At the price difference, we would still have been in front with the SAFF. Where do SAFF get their fuel?

Years ago travelling around Europe in a motor van (petrol), we noticed the higher the octane, the higher the price, and the better the mileage from it. Flat countries like Holland had generally lower octane than mountainous countries (like Switzerland). The low octane performed fine on the flat, but get into some really hilly stuff, and it was very poor fuel economy.
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Reply By: Brian Bentley - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 22:00

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 22:00
I just buy the cheapest diesel on the market for my cruiser ute, it is 12 years old and never blows out black smoke.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 22:23

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 22:23
Have to agree, buy BP deisel when I can and its only dearer when no competition around , just like all the others.
Find SAFF the worst for sluggish performance, followed by mobil, but sometimes you have no choice and they all usually get you home !

Cheers Pesty
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Reply By: South - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 01:05

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 01:05
I find that BP Ultimate increases bottom end torque, but doesnt let the motor rev as freely when your getting up it. My preference in my Fairmont is Shell Premium (we dont get Optimax in WA), in my case the motor just gets up and boggies and revs out freely all the way to the limiter... it also returns a significant increase in fuel economy.

Same goes in the 4by, it just drives so much smoother with Shell in the tank. Economy is pretty much the same no matter what fuel, but at the end of the day I would much rather drive a smoother running car, then be bothered about economy.

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