Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
5795 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1729

Trusted

  Reply # 1104378 7-Aug-2014 20:39
2 people support this post
Send private message

I hate night pay.




Steam: Coil (Same photos as profile here)
Origin: Scranax
Currently playing on PC: Rust, Subnautica, CS:GO, AOE2 HD, BeamNG Drive, BF1.


21241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4273

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1104380 7-Aug-2014 20:41
Send private message

Particularly night pay when you are behind the off their face meth-heads in their fuzzy pajamas pacing around the place waiting for the poor attendant to come back with an assortment of drinks and chips for them to fail to make a quick and decisive decision about which one they want.




Richard rich.ms

5218 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2240

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1104412 7-Aug-2014 21:13
Send private message

BP Fuel card, and I drink only 98.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


Dangerous Chocolate
157 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Subscriber

  Reply # 1104450 7-Aug-2014 21:41
One person supports this post
Send private message

sdav: Switched to gull recently. Always cheaper than bp with a discount.

As a side note, does anyone use a smart phone app to keep track of fuel prices or how efficient your car is (if you don't already have it built in)?


I use Waze (www.waze.com), a community driven navigation application that also has fuel prices updated in real time by other users. You can easily see the cheapest gas station either around your current location, or on route to your destination.

Available for Android, Iphone and Windows phone.

18 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1104453 7-Aug-2014 21:46
One person supports this post
Send private message

Virgil:
sdav: Switched to gull recently. Always cheaper than bp with a discount.

As a side note, does anyone use a smart phone app to keep track of fuel prices or how efficient your car is (if you don't already have it built in)?


I use Waze (www.waze.com), a community driven navigation application that also has fuel prices updated in real time by other users. You can easily see the cheapest gas station either around your current location, or on route to your destination.

Available for Android, Iphone and Windows phone.


Does anyone really use it in NZ? The last time I checked it out, there were probably only 2-3 people using it in my area. I guess its only useful with a lot of people using it around you.

21241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4273

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1104459 7-Aug-2014 21:57
One person supports this post
Send private message

Its one of those things that has to reach a mass before it is any use, and there is no reason to use it until it has that mass. Something about eggs and chickens. Mmmm eggs and chickens..

That is where the google traffic tracking has a massive advantage, google hangouts does etc, over any other app that does the same thing.




Richard rich.ms

125 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 1104476 7-Aug-2014 22:26
Send private message

TimA:
bigreddog: What makes you say that TimA?


Doesn't go nicely with my old cars :)
Not good with the rubber piping. It tends to gum up parts quickly if it sits too long. Clogged up some injectors in a car i had. My mates and i stay away from it as rule of thumb.


Ahhh... so what you actual meant was that it doesn't work for you in your situation?

Ethanol in fuel cleans your fuel system, what this means in older cars that have had years of dirty, crap filled fuel, is that it dislodges all the crap, and that crap works through your fuel system until it gets burnt with the fuel or stuck somewhere.

Gull Force 10 is my first choice (I do have a late model car), 2nd choice is BP 98, then Mobil 98 then, if i have to, the smallest amount of whatever 95 (Z if i had a choice) to get me to some 98.

For mobile app i use "MY CAR" on Windows Phone - you can track multiple vehicles and backup/restore to OneDrive so easy to shift between phones.

145 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1104665 8-Aug-2014 10:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

bigreddog:
TimA:
bigreddog: What makes you say that TimA?


Doesn't go nicely with my old cars :)
Not good with the rubber piping. It tends to gum up parts quickly if it sits too long. Clogged up some injectors in a car i had. My mates and i stay away from it as rule of thumb.


Ahhh... so what you actual meant was that it doesn't work for you in your situation?

Ethanol in fuel cleans your fuel system, what this means in older cars that have had years of dirty, crap filled fuel, is that it dislodges all the crap, and that crap works through your fuel system until it gets burnt with the fuel or stuck somewhere.

Gull Force 10 is my first choice (I do have a late model car), 2nd choice is BP 98, then Mobil 98 then, if i have to, the smallest amount of whatever 95 (Z if i had a choice) to get me to some 98.

For mobile app i use "MY CAR" on Windows Phone - you can track multiple vehicles and backup/restore to OneDrive so easy to shift between phones.


It does not matter if you have a late model car or not, Ethanol Blends will cause issues with you fuel system over time. This is both the rubber components as well as corrosion to metal components as Ethanol is hydrophillic and absorbs water.
I have seen studies (2007) from Queensland Government on their fleet vehicles using different blend concentrations and anything over 5% is proven to cause significant issues (have lots of photos of internal components) in fuel systems over a fairly short amount of time (couple of years).

It is a false economy to use Ethanol blends as the decrease in cost does not make up for the increased fuel consumption and possibly increased maintenence costs.

BTR



1464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 431


  Reply # 1104672 8-Aug-2014 10:41
Send private message

old3eyes:
sep11guy:
old3eyes: 1. What petrol station do you use   = Zzzzzz
2. Why? (Price, services i.e. car wash, location, customer service. )  = They have eftpos at the pump.  No queing up with the gas thieves and coffee drinkers anymore..



if they are thieves they wont be queuing up , they will just take off with their vehicles ;) 


Yeah but the gas stations treat everyone as a fuel thief..



Only if you live in the North island, i've never had to pre pay for petrol in the south island.

1969 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 158


  Reply # 1104724 8-Aug-2014 11:17
Send private message

The only pre pay I know of in Dunedin is Pak N Save Petrol
You need $150 balance on your EFTPOS card to be able to use, which I never have. If you use a credit card, they hold $150 for up to a week + the cost of the petrol

The 2c saving of all the other pump prices in Dunedin is not worth the effort

1337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 338


  Reply # 1104793 8-Aug-2014 11:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

In regards to the ethanol content in fuels .. it's actually quite hard to find out what blends the various fuel companies have, the info is certainly not printed on the pumps and is only sometimes listed on the website info about the fuel, you have to really dig through the interweb to find out.

AA did a quick test on it and found it's not worth it long term, though it is "greener"
http://www.aa.co.nz/membership/aa-directions/driver/fuel-duel-mineral-fuels-vs-bio-blends/

Also they have a good page up which lists car makes that should and should not run on ethanol mixes
http://www.aa.co.nz/cars/maintenance/fuel-prices-and-types/biofuel-and-environmentally-friendly-cars/

I try to avoid running it in my bike (carbs apparently are more likely to suffer from ethanol), but now I'm wondering if I should find an alternative for my car .. hard to find 98 that's not got it mixed in and have an outlet near.


354 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 134

Subscriber

  Reply # 1104863 8-Aug-2014 13:37
Send private message

Pak n Save,
I usually have a 10cent voucher. Covenant and as it is self serve, self pay it is quick.

574 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 93


  Reply # 1104868 8-Aug-2014 13:44
One person supports this post
Send private message

Where I usually stop for gas I have the choice between BP, Gull and Caltex. Always go with Caltex; if for no other reason that the AA Smartfuel discount.
More so I avoid the other 2. BP I don't go to because if the station carries the 98 octane, then there is (usually) no 96 (which I need as a minimum for my car) but I don't want to pay the pointless premium the 98 fuel carries. Gull I avoid due to the ethanol. 

1869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1019


  Reply # 1104877 8-Aug-2014 14:03
Send private message

djtOtago: Pak n Save,
I usually have a 10cent voucher. Covenant and as it is self serve, self pay it is quick.

I don't think pak n save's fuel is quick or easy, I especially dislike their self pay system. But maybe it's better if you've agreed to the covenant... :P




Location: Dunedin

354 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 134

Subscriber

  Reply # 1104991 8-Aug-2014 16:30
2 people support this post
Send private message

andrewNZ:
djtOtago: Pak n Save,
I usually have a 10cent voucher. Covenant and as it is self serve, self pay it is quick.

I don't think pak n save's fuel is quick or easy, I especially dislike their self pay system. But maybe it's better if you've agreed to the covenant... :P


I've never had a problem, always used credit card, and it beats standing in a queue waiting to pay while some person in front of you is trying to make up their mind which chocolate bar they should get with their fuel.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.