diesel fuel

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 18:40
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good day I saw today vortex diesel $1.33--- truck diesel $1.31 cents per litre
at the one fuel shop .Any body know what the differ ance is, other than 2cents


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Reply By: howesy - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 19:42

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 19:42
This is what the caltex Hype says about why they rip you off another 2 cents worth.

According to Caltex, the benefits of this high performance diesel product are two-fold.

Firstly, the customer experience is improved by increased cleanliness at the pump. Caltex Vortex Diesel is specially formulated with an anti-foam agent to dispel the greasy film on pumps and reduce the odour traditionally associated with diesel.

Secondly, Caltex Vortex Diesel is made to clean a car's injectors helping to restore lost power and economy from the build-up of deposits.

"This product is new to Australian consumers, so one prerequisite was to create a diesel that was easier and cleaner for the motorist to manage at the bowser," said Steve O'Halloran, Caltex Transport Fuels Product Manager. "In addition, Caltex Vortex Diesel allows for smoother engine operation and optimal performance.

Copied & Pasted from Caltex site
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 22:17

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 22:17
It would be worth it not to stink after you fill up.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 23:41

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 23:41
Haven't noticed any difference in cleanliness at the pump (still 'oily'), and performance is no different.

Cheers, Dave

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Reply By: Rockape - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 20:00

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 20:00
Varvoom, Vortex will do sweet FA for your vehicle, keep using the normal diesel (now called truck diesel). Trucks have the latest eco friendly engines, well that is until next year.

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Reply By: D200Dug- Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 20:13

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 20:13
If you buy the Vortex you make poor Oil companies that little bit richer :-)
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 04:36

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 04:36
Diesel €1,25 in Nürnberg, Bavaria Germany, at about a 1.4 conversion rate, its cheaper back home
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Reply By: Member - Kevin J (Sunshine Coa - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 08:04

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 08:04
In transit Roma to Windorah I tried to fill the Cruiser at the Shell in Charleville. No Caltex. The diesel kept foaming back up the filler pipe so that the nozzel would cut out. After spending almost 20 minutes to get just 2 thirds of a tank I gave up.

When I queried the situation while paying the bill that there was nothing wrong with the diesel and I just didn't know how to fill my car. Ignorance of the woman. Fancy calling a Toyota Cruiser a car!

Anyway a little bit of asking around reveals that they get most of their supply direct from a 'bush refinery' in the Innaminka area so none of the little extras we get from the majors on the coast. Also was dirty in the exhaust and power was way down.

The additives, like those in Vortex, do work particularly on engines that are running stop start for most of the time. The big guys are running hot and under load which makes a difference.

I wouldn't mind being able to get the stuff at even more than 2cpl extra but this area only has Caltex thru Woolworths and they don't get Vortex Diesel.

Incidentally was employed by Caltex for 32 years to 1995

Kevin J

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 11:58

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 11:58
Hi Kevin,
The Hide of her to call your Cruiser a "Car"
Now if you had a Prado or Pajero I Would understand.

But Not a Cruiser,
What is the world coming to?
Anyway, I use BP diesel with Chemtec Diesel power Additive. and I average 9k/l on the H/way. When towing either the camper or horse float this will drop down to about 6 or 7 K/P depending on how heavy my right foot is at the time.
I've noticed at some smaller servos that it will foam up and make it difficult to fill.
A PITA sometimes.

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Reply By: Earvin - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:46

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:46
I filled up with Vortex diesel twice earlier in the year and noticed a significant difference in fuel economy, and maybe some performance increase but hard to tell. That was when I had the GU Patrol 4.2 turbo.
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