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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:56 pm 
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Just went to fill up at a local Shell.

Regular unleaded 113.9 cents
V Power (98 octane) 123.9 cents
V Power (100 octane with 5% ethanol) 154.9 cents

WTF!!!!!!

So I asked him what drugs they were on when they set the price because they cant be serious asking 32 cents a litre more for 2 octane points and with 5% ethanol....

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Some guy in afganawherefuckeneva knocked over a 44g of ethanol on sunday and the knock on effect means that we have to pay more at the pump.

Dont you listen to the news? :P

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:43 pm 
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yeah i thought about using the 100ron too, but that price sorta put me off. it is probably cheaper to fill up with normal v-power AND put a bottle of octane boost in!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:54 pm 
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no point running 100 anyway, unless uve had your car tuned specifically for it, makes u slower

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:07 pm 
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Holy crap thats a steep price to pay for 100 ron fuel i think i will stick to my 98 ron fuel thank you very much :-?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:11 am 
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i definntly live in the back waters of NSW (only 1/2 hour south of campbelltown in real life) ive never even seen 100 octaine at the pump i thought u had 2 buy it specially but at those prices it is a rip for 2 octaine points

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I saw that down in Canberra on the weekend,as one place I filled up down there was the first servo I've been to that's stocked the V power extreme.
I agree that the 20c/L premium for the extra 'potential' is a bit rich,no pun intended.

I'd love the extra headroom the higher octane offers,but both the 'extreme' price,and the inclusion of ethanol into the mix rules it out for me. 98 octane fuel is expensive enough as it is,and I refuse to put ethanol in any concentration into my cars.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:56 am 
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yeah thats a shyte price to pay, i have been off the roads with a lack of licence for the last 3 months, (ran out of points) and so haven;t bought fuel in that time, and now i can tell you i notice the difference!

Meanwhile, on the topic of ethanol, and I KNOW there will be debate on this, but the ideal ethanol/fuel mix for Australian conditions is about 15 to 20%. Its cleaner burning and better for your engine. Fuel in Germany is mixed with almost 30% ethanol in places bacause of the climate there. I learnt this from a mate's dad who is in the fuel business, swears by ethanol in his porsche, and i assume he would know.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the octane level of fuel in japan 100, with like.. 105 RON as the premium unleaded, and so all those with imports, will have a better time of it on the top grade fuel, as opposed to AUS ones which will have been tuned to the 98 octane we get on average?


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yeah i thought about using the 100ron too, but that price sorta put me off. it is probably cheaper to fill up with normal v-power AND put a bottle of octane boost in!

Thats what I said to the attendent, I said "who would be stupid enough to buy it when you have octane booster sitting on the shelf"
Him: "blah blah blah the people who put it in set the price..."
Me: "Well your not going to sell any of it at those prices"

thing is some dopey rich shit who never looks at the bowser price will pick up the handset and fill the car without even looking and they wind up making a killer profit.

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just remember that octane booster will be lucky to get you one point extra.
If you read the fine print, most of them don't do much from an octane point of view.

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I was pleasantly surprised on monday when I filled up at Shell. V Power was only 6c per litre more than regular unleaded. Usually it's around 12c.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:44 pm 
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BT wrote:
I was pleasantly surprised on monday when I filled up at Shell. V Power was only 6c per litre more than regular unleaded. Usually it's around 12c.


Did you get that from a Northen Beaches Shell?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:28 am 
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DC-3132 wrote:
Meanwhile, on the topic of ethanol, and I KNOW there will be debate on this, but the ideal ethanol/fuel mix for Australian conditions is about 15 to 20%. Its cleaner burning and better for your engine.


...except if your engine and fuel lines are composed of things that ethanol tends to rot. Like most Nissan engines pre-2003....which is about 99% of the userbase on this forum.

Ethanol also contains less energy, per unit volume, than petrol.

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Damn, you guys pay more than 70cents a litre for fuel?? :wink:

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BT wrote:
I was pleasantly surprised on monday when I filled up at Shell. V Power was only 6c per litre more than regular unleaded. Usually it's around 12c.


Did you get that from a Northen Beaches Shell?


Yeah, the Shell on Harbord Rd.

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