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  1. What an aggressive I’m right little Vegemite, always wants to be right. Oil Industry if you must know, personally responsible for handling billions of litres of the stuff. I don’t need to go into long spiels about the testing etc. Just think of the consequences of putting one thing on the bowser and selling something of a lesser standard else and you will know what you say is crap. The converse can occur occasionally where you may get 98 out of a 95 bowser. Also as I’ve mentioned previously there have been shonks in the industry who didn’t do what they should and from their bowsers you could get anything. End of conversation. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I guess 39 years in the industry means I know nothing. I’ve never handled the stuff, never tested it, nothing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bull Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. The meters at a Servo are regularly calibrated to comply with the Weights & Measures Dept in the state of operation. In general they should favour the customer. The other variable here is the sensitivity of the trigger nozzle. Ever had one that continually trips? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. So many perceptions v reality. In all city’s with the exception of Sydney and Perth the majors all deliver fuel from the same terminal/tank to their retail sites. Occasionally they may load from a competitors/different terminal if there is a product shortage. So depending on where you are located the fuel being delivered will be the same from site to site unless it’s a slow mover and you could possibly have product from a previous shipment (v unlikely in the cities as deliveries occur multiple times per week). In Sydney and Perth a function of logistics would tend to see the same fuel in clusters based on transport economics where a supplier pulls from more than one terminal so unless you are on the cusp there will be no difference. As for different results from different browsers this again is unlikely except possibly where there are islands on different sides of the servo or on a very old site. This is because the tanks are manifolded underground to aid inventory and minimise stock outs. Also tanks are flushed and cleaned if there is a grade change so not an issue even if not manifolded. In the bad old days there was the possibility of fuel substitution at dealer owned sites but I have not heard of this occurring for years. Dealer owned sites can under law purchase some fuel from an alternate supplier to the brand on the site but this is not a common occurrence on the branded major oil coy sites. In some remote locations you may be lucky enough to get 98 out of a 95 bowser but never the other way around. As for benefit of 98 v 95 v 91 etc you will for non ethanol fuels get more km/litre if your ECU can adjust for it so the Q is gain v cost. I personally find you get bang for your buck so I’d rather have the good stuff in my tank with the superior additives. And yes the product spec can vary between seasons based on RVP. Interestingly on my M3 I consistently find the computer overstates the litres of fuel burnt v what I put in the tank. Then if you get anal and want the exact answer in terms of litres/100km etc you need to correct for Speedo/Odometer error. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Costco = Mobil in SA & Vic but not in NSW and Qld also Costco have their own additives so even in these states not the same as Mobil. BP and Mobil supply from same tanks in Vic & Qld. I’m also pretty sure they both load ex Vopak in Botany. Then as mentioned in earlier posts you need to look at the supply chain eg Viva Geelong and Mobil Altona all pipe into Yarraville/Newport then there is the offshore cargoes into all locations even if there is a local refinery. Some coys also boost 91 to 95 and 98 using improvers rather than source ex refinery. Regardless all have to meet the requisite specification, something all the large companies will do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. [emoji736] iPad now appears ok Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Running iOS 12.3 on iPhone and iPad. Tapatalk works fine on iPhone but can’t access unread on iPad, tells me I’m not logged in or don’t have permission. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Is Tapatalk still down? Still unable to log in or read posts
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