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|7th August 2008, 10:40||#31|
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As with many other laws, the law prohibiting filling up cans is obsolete and is seldom enforced. Stationary equipment cannot go to pump to get a refill. Also, tractor owners stock a couple of hundred litres of diesel when they go to till in the season. They cannot come all the way to pumps from fields to fill a 35 litres tank which they consume in short time.
|17th August 2008, 01:29||#33|
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is any kind of adulteration in lpg possible? i have heard from many people that the lpg at reliance pumps is adulterated with air. is it possible? recently my tank capacity had gone down gradually to 30lts which was supposed to hold 60lts. the service guy told me that it was due to the air in the tank. he removed the air by opening some valve and yo the capacity was increased.
|17th August 2008, 20:22||#34|
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Well, modern motors are built mostly for normal unleaded fuel. The latest higher computational power ECU's are mostly having every kind of sensor to make the fuel combustin easy. So adulterated fuels cannot be easily detected unless quantity differs and so mileage etc. My experience is most pumps with more diesel outlets sell bad quality petrol. Company owned outlets are better though.
|17th August 2008, 21:56||#35|
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Hi, Adulterating LPG is a bigger headache than it appears, you need to pump air into the underground tank with the help of a very high pressure compressor as the LPG right till the time it enters your regulator valve in the engine is liquid in nature (due to high pressure).
Anyways, the gains in adulterating LPG far are very very negligible, the headaches are far more. The equipment is state of the art, pumping in air is not possible entirely at the pump. Yes, operational air may creep into the process of filling and emptying the LPG tanks at various steps in the delivery process.
There are pumps which adulterate premium fuels because the margins on these fuels and the cost is now high. There's a huge amount of money to be made post adulteration.
Most of the adulteration does happen enroute especially in areas where 1 out of 10 trucks have theft during transit, in this case its more like adulteration during transit. The drivers are hand in glove (who wants to get killed or injured, rather enjoy the secret profit).
Here's what you really do if you find a great deal of lack of power in your vehicle or the vehicle behaving out of character post a fill up.
Take a xerox copy of your fuel purchase bill, revisit the pump, ask for the phone number of the Regional Manager of the pump and make a complaint. Also take a small quantity of fuel and if you can have it tested. Please do give this complaint in writing or on email.
Furthermore if you are really keen on having this practice stop, go and file a complaint in the consumer forums/courts.
Also let us know the status of your complaints.
Last edited by mmmjgm : 17th August 2008 at 22:07. Reason: spelling error
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