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Old 4th October 2006, 15:28   #16
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Personally I feel it is not worth filling up Speed.. I always use normal Unleaded petrol and then use System G. I have seen improvement in performance at lower rpm and then mileage by 1-2 KM in city..

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Old 4th October 2006, 17:59   #17
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Filled fuel from many places but found Shell to be the best... better than Reliance which is more costlier... adultration is done by the dealers hence fuel at some places is better than others.
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The cheating by petrol bunks is mainly in quantity and not in quality. When in doubt get a 5 ltr can filled up. Skip the bunks who refuse to fill in the can. You'll find to your surprise, that many bunks do not fill in cans, for obvious reasons. Avoid those bunks.

Encourage Bangaloreans.... to post the name of the pumps who refuse to fill the cans.

You'll find that the money invested in the can to be one of the best you have done, ever!
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You'll find to your surprise, that many bunks do not fill in cans, for obvious reasons. Avoid those bunks.
Among other reasons, there is a legal prohibition against petrol pumps filling up any which container.
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I have never understood this legal prohibition. What do I do if I need diesel for my generator. I cannot drain it from a vehicle now. Can I?
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If it is for commercial use, you can purchase it directly from the oil companies or their depots. the fuel pumps are only for motorists.
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My problem is that I use about 80lts of diesel for my generators per week. And no oil company will supply me such a low quantity.
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Prefer company owned pumps. They have good quality unadultrated fuel. or go for shell or reliance.
How does one know which is company owned and which is a franchise. All the Shells in Bangalore are company owned I think .

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Among other reasons, there is a legal prohibition against petrol pumps filling up any which container.
In the states, you are not supposed to fill or store petrol in any container unless its red in colour. If the container is red and a certain shape, then its universally (USA) understood that its for gasoline. All this for safety sake.

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Among other reasons, there is a legal prohibition against petrol pumps filling up any which container.
I got petrol in a container for my stranded car from a pump near by,it was like 5 ltrs or so, not aware of any legalities here.

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How does one know which is company owned and which is a franchise. All the Shells in Bangalore are company owned I think .
Most of the oil company websites can tell you the mode of operation, Company Owned-Dealer Operated or CoCo meaning company owned and company operated, etc.. The pumps generally display the same status at their location.
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I've a Birla-Yamaha 500W petrol genset for the last 17 yrs. I've always got petrol for the genset in a 5 ltr can from various pumps in and around Delhi. None have refused till date...

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... I've always got petrol for the genset in a 5 ltr can from various pumps in and around Delhi. None have refused till date...
That may be true, but GTO's right. There is a law against filling gas in portable containers by the general public. One of the reasons was dowry deaths, a few years ago. Also general arson. Not that there aren't other ways to get flammable substances, but the government tries to control it as much as it can.
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One of the reasons was dowry deaths, a few years ago. Also general arson. Not that there aren't other ways to get flammable substances, but the government tries to control it as much as it can.
I'd be surprised if the chap at the local bunk knew about this particular law.
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Premium fuels like Indian Oil Extra premium also is adulterated. I happened to refuel in one of the IOC bunks! Too much vibration at lower rpm and engine noise.

Later I switched to Speed from the BP bunk near Leela palace and the last tank from Shell on Old Madras road. Both these look good. The car runs smooth, less vibration and better mileage.

17 KM with AC compared to 15 KM with AC earlier with IOC.
Try Shell super petrol...you will get even better results.
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Shell is supplied by Bharat petroleum as they do not have a refinery in india, so effectively it is BP fuel you fill at Shell. The reason why we feel we get better average at Shell is bcos all their pumps are relatively new with new dispensers compared to the other pumps. For a change fill at anewly opened HP or BP pump you will understand what I am trying to say. I have done it myself and I am convinced
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Shell is supplied by Bharat petroleum as they do not have a refinery in india, so effectively it is BP fuel you fill at Shell. The reason why we feel we get better average at Shell is bcos all their pumps are relatively new with new dispensers compared to the other pumps. For a change fill at anewly opened HP or BP pump you will understand what I am trying to say. I have done it myself and I am convinced
You are right - Shell does not have their own refinery and they source from others. Only guess that they manage better and better control ensures better fuel. And of course higher price and margins.

Reliance is practically out of retail business now – but I know that they had in fact set their dispensers to deliver slightly more volume than the reading (wrong calibration, but favoring the buyer!!) – This was intentional so that people filling these will get higher pseudo-mileage – and wow! There will be lot of good talk about their fuel quality!

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