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Old 12th May 2016, 18:07   #406
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There is also a BPCL COCO bunk at Mahindra city where diesel seems to be good as well.
Quantity and quality wise it's a good bunk, but they have this notorious habit of filling speed petrol unless and until you mention normal petrol. Happened a couple of times while tanking up my verna, and I make it a point to clearly mention : "Ordinary Petrol"
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Chennai Bhpians, Avoid filling petrol in BP bunks- At kilkattalai signal and the one is Gowrivakkam. When i went and asked for SPEED, they told it's available and filled the normal petrol. I found it and paid for normal petrol. They even take the filler hose which mentions SPEED so as to make us devoid of any doubts.

Please mind that SPEED petrol has a greenish colour than normal ones

This seems to be new scam trend
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Today morning I filled up the tank for my bike at Paramasivan BP bunk near SPIC, Guindy. I clearly told the attendant to fill up the tank but he purposefully stopped at Rs. 100. Then without resetting he continued to fill the tank. The final amount was Rs. 560. The following conversation ensued.

Attendant: Its Rs. 100 and Rs. 560.
Me: itís only Rs. 560.
Attendant: I first filled for Rs. 100 and final is Rs. 560.
Me: Is there any reason for quoting Rs. 100 now as it has already been accounted for in Rs. 560.
Attendant: Itís all the same.

I ended up paying only Rs. 560 and told him that Rs. 100 is in that Rs. 560.
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Hi Chennai BHPians,

Not an expert on fuel quality and how good petrol pumps are. I have been filling petrol from this pump on OMR

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bh...7!4d80.2304922

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Should I be worried about the fuel quality or can I continue to fill from here? Haven't had any issues regarding service here. Staff have always been friendly.

Also, this pump operates 24hrs

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Old 18th November 2016, 23:35   #410
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Hi Chennai BHPians,

Not an expert on fuel quality and how good petrol pumps are. I have been filling petrol from this pump on OMR

Also, this pump operates 24hrs

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MNM jain engineering college buses fill here regularly. I avoid visiting this station purely because when I cross this station I see the college buses waiting in the queue. So, I think quality shouldn't be a cause of concern.

Good to know the station operates 24/7
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I have been taking the cab now a days and mostly have it for me alone in the night. So I keep chatting up with the drivers and I am advised to keep away from (most of) the HP pumps. The driver suggested to fill from BP - one he said opposite ITC in Guindy is good. In fact I noticed the pump being crowded most of the time I cross. The HP one opposite MIOT hospital close to DLF, Nandambakkam) also seems to be a bad one.

There is a IOC COCO near Adyar Bus Depot and should be good. I am also told there are couple of good pumps near the Adyar flyover.

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I have been taking the cab now a days and mostly have it for me alone in the night. So I keep chatting up with the drivers and I am advised to keep away from (most of) the HP pumps. The driver suggested to fill from BP - one he said opposite ITC in Guindy is good. In fact I noticed the pump being crowded most of the time I cross. The HP one opposite MIOT hospital close to DLF, Nandambakkam) also seems to be a bad one.

There is a IOC COCO near Adyar Bus Depot and should be good. I am also told there are couple of good pumps near the Adyar flyover.
In the Adyar area, I usually frequent the IOC COCO opp Adyar Bus Depot or Gayathri Agencies near Adyar Signal.

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The driver suggested to fill from BP - one he said opposite ITC in Guindy I good.
My lone short-filling experience in Madras was from there. From then, I've always stuck to my trusted Ekayars BP when in town.
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In the Adyar area, I usually frequent the IOC COCO opp Adyar Bus Depot or Gayathri Agencies near Adyar Signal.
That coco near the depot doesn't have the best rep over the 15 years I've stayed there. They're the only pump for several km on LB Road and seem to like taking advantage of that.

Best in Adyar - the one next to Malar Hospital, forgot what it's called. Does mean a very long way ahead across the bridge to get a U turn back to Adyar so quite a lot of people drive on the wrong side for about a hundred meters to take the right into Gandhi Nagar on their return, watch for that.
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Best in Adyar - the one next to Malar Hospital, forgot what it's called. Does mean a very long way ahead across the bridge to get a U turn back to Adyar so quite a lot of people drive on the wrong side for about a hundred meters to take the right into Gandhi Nagar on their return, watch for that.
It's Bharat Petroleum outlet near Fortis. I found the IOCL pump opposite the DLF IT park also reasonably good. They sell BS IV fuel as claimed by the pump manager. Prior to the price reduction, the price of per litre petrol was Rs 75 as against Rs 74.40.

I usually fill at COCO of IOCL at Adyar using my Indian Oil Citi Bank Credit Card on Citi Bank EDC and found the fuel to be good as well. Though crowded post 9 AM onwards.

Shell petrol pump before Porur Signal is also pretty good.
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That coco near the depot doesn't have the best rep over the 15 years I've stayed there. They're the only pump for several km on LB Road and seem to like taking advantage of that.

Best in Adyar - the one next to Malar Hospital, forgot what it's called. Does mean a very long way ahead across the bridge to get a U turn back to Adyar so quite a lot of people drive on the wrong side for about a hundred meters to take the right into Gandhi Nagar on their return, watch for that.
I went there after a long respite, it's a difficult place as I have to take a long run up to Mandaveli to come back, I don't like the 'short cut'.
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There is a IOC COCO near Adyar Bus Depot and should be good. I am also told there are couple of good pumps near the Adyar flyover.
Definitely stay away from them - Highly notorious for short changing customers.

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Best in Adyar - the one next to Malar Hospital, forgot what it's called.
This BP is mostly mismanaged - no regulation of two wheelers (I haven't filled the car here) plus the attendant collecting money in advance from the ones in 'q' is a put off. I've always refused to pay this advance and he goes about grumbling something.

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I went there after a long respite, it's a difficult place as I have to take a long run up to Mandaveli to come back, I don't like the 'short cut'.
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It really irritates when people do this short cuts and putting other road users to inconvenience.

With HP - I have always had good experience as well as pure fuel at the Nandanam COCO (opp YMCA). Only downside is the shift change period of the staff during which they shut ops for 15-30 mins.

With BP - Any day Balakrishna Bunk at St Mary's Rd, Alwarpet. Last 5 years I've not had a single issue with the fuel quality.
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This BP is mostly mismanaged - no regulation of two wheelers (I haven't filled the car here) plus the attendant collecting money in advance from the ones in 'q' is a put off. I've always refused to pay this advance and he goes about grumbling something.
The fuel quality is quite above average though. I think the advance money collection is a way they have to speed things up, especially as many two wheeler riders make requests like "fill Rs.250 worth of petrol"

As I live in Adyar that BP at Fortis Malar is the only decent pump nearby - I can't go all the way to Alwarpet each time my car runs dry

As you mentioned the other pumps do a lot of short changing - using the same old tricks like conveniently distracting you by speaking to you etc.
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What's with the Reliance bunk on Bangalore Highway after the first Toll booth towards Bangalore. I visited there yesterday. He wanted to swipe my card before filling for registration. During filling he and another attendant kept trying to divert my attention from the meter. After filling and swiping my card again, they were quite rude. And to top it all they didn't give me a bill.
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The fuel quality is quite above average though. I think the advance money collection is a way they have to speed things up, especially as many two wheeler riders make requests like "fill Rs.250 worth of petrol"

As I live in Adyar that BP at Fortis Malar is the only decent pump nearby - I can't go all the way to Alwarpet each time my car runs dry
I live in Adyar too. Whenever I cross Alwarpet and my tank is having 1/3rd fuel, I tank up here. Same holds good If I'm crossing ECR, I use the BP near CCD (with Date a Bike outlet in it). If I'm on GST, the BP after Trident Hotel. Always had good fuel at these places.

And of course there are many times I've gone to Alwarpet just to tank up - because I wanted only good food for the car.
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