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  Reply # 1104378 7-Aug-2014 20:39
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I hate night pay.

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  Reply # 1104380 7-Aug-2014 20:41
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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.




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  Reply # 1104412 7-Aug-2014 21:13
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BP Fuel card, and I drink only 98.




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  Reply # 1104450 7-Aug-2014 21:41
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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.

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  Reply # 1104453 7-Aug-2014 21:46
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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.

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  Reply # 1104459 7-Aug-2014 21:57
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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.




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  Reply # 1104476 7-Aug-2014 22:26
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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.

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  Reply # 1104665 8-Aug-2014 10:35
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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.

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  Reply # 1104672 8-Aug-2014 10:41
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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.

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  Reply # 1104724 8-Aug-2014 11:17
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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

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  Reply # 1104793 8-Aug-2014 11:58
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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.


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  Reply # 1104863 8-Aug-2014 13:37
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Pak n Save,
I usually have a 10cent voucher. Covenant and as it is self serve, self pay it is quick.

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  Reply # 1104868 8-Aug-2014 13:44
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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. 

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  Reply # 1104877 8-Aug-2014 14:03
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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




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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.

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