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Old 25th May 2010, 19:08   #706
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For the first time i saw that shell super was cheaper in bangalore than chennai. It was 63.25 in chennai and 61.50 in bangalore.
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On 22nd May, i filled up at both these places ;

Shell diesel in Blore - Rs. 47.95
Shell diesel in Davangere - Rs. 45.45

Why ?? Any one have any ideas why the difference inside Karnataka ?
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On 22nd May, i filled up at both these places ;

Shell diesel in Blore - Rs. 47.95
Shell diesel in Davangere - Rs. 45.45

Why ?? Any one have any ideas why the difference inside Karnataka ?
That depends on distance from Mangalore, from where shell gets its supply.
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Old 26th May 2010, 13:33   #709
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On 22nd May, i filled up at both these places ;

Shell diesel in Blore - Rs. 47.95
Shell diesel in Davangere - Rs. 45.45

Why ?? Any one have any ideas why the difference inside Karnataka ?
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That depends on distance from Mangalore, from where shell gets its supply.
2.50 Rs of difference is not justified for the transportation.
If you consider other petrol pumps apart from Shell, the difference would be hardly 1Re Max when compared with Mangalore.
Distance from Mangalore - Bangalore =350kms
Mangalore - Davangere = ~330kms
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Last fill at Shell was 59.90 per litre for Normal Petrol. This was a week back.
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Now in chennai shell is giving 1 litre mineral water with 20 litres of fuel.
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Old 28th May 2010, 12:40   #712
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Would the shell normal petrol be better than the speed & premium petrol sold by BP & IOC?

I fill BP Speed from the bunks here in Chennai & I don't feel any difference on my baleno. I am paying 54/- for a litre..
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My Swift has been on a strict diet of Shell Diesel since a year and 3 months now. But now i am considering shift to other pump....

Please suggest,
1. Can the different fuels be mixed, without casuing any damage?
2. Which fuel should i shift to?

Btw, I live in b'lore.. travel route is Iskon to Old Madras Road... If bany junta can suggest fuel station, i would be thankful....
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Now in chennai shell is giving 1 litre mineral water with 20 litres of fuel.
Phooey... some of our PSU oil co. bunks have been giving such frills since ages. The only li'l difference is that they mix the "mineral" water with the fuel, to save packaging costs.

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My Swift has been on a strict diet of Shell Diesel since a year and 3 months now. But now i am considering shift to other pump....

Please suggest,
1. Can the different fuels be mixed, without casuing any damage?
2. Which fuel should i shift to?

Btw, I live in b'lore.. travel route is Iskon to Old Madras Road... If bany junta can suggest fuel station, i would be thankful....
It is not the best idea to mix fuels... esp. premium fuels.
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My Swift has been on a strict diet of Shell Diesel since a year and 3 months now. But now i am considering shift to other pump....

Please suggest,
1. Can the different fuels be mixed, without casuing any damage?
2. Which fuel should i shift to?

Btw, I live in b'lore.. travel route is Iskon to Old Madras Road... If bany junta can suggest fuel station, i would be thankful....
I was on Shell Diesel (Regular) since I bought my car. But after the price difference closed in on 10 bucks, I switched. Am using BP Regular Diesel for the last 3 refills. I feel the turbo lag is prominent now, though it could be well my perception.

No harm in switching from Shell to PSU Diesel, just make sure the PSU pump you switch to is a reliable one. There is another thread about reliable fuel pumps, look that up.
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It is not the best idea to mix fuels... esp. premium fuels.
Better to stick with one brand,but this is always not possible, especially when you hit the highway. Just ensure the reliability of the other pump from where you fill the premium fuel. I have mixed Speed 93 (Pondy) with Shell super (Chennai) a few times without any issues.

When filled from an equally good bunk, I felt Speed was as good as Shell, if not better. And Rs 14.00 cheaper, at Pondy prices!

Shell may have some proprietary formula for it's premium fuels, but all the PSU fuels will be the same IMO.
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^^^ Of course, practically it isn't always possible! What I ment is to TRY and avoid it as far as possible. And the "issues" will obviously not be apparent the way you have mentioned... its not like your car will blow up, lol. Just that the additives may not work at their optimum.

Even I have not observed any difference in efficiency or otherwise when filling form my fav COCO BPCL bunk or from any Shell bunk. I would still prefer shell due to much better service and accurate air pressure gauge (at least at the bunk I used to go to), but not if the difference in prices is more than a buck or two.
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^^^ Of course, practically it isn't always possible! What I ment is to TRY and avoid it as far as possible. And the "issues" will obviously not be apparent the way you have mentioned... its not like your car will blow up, lol. Just that the additives may not work at their optimum.

Even I have not observed any difference in efficiency or otherwise when filling form my fav COCO BPCL bunk or from any Shell bunk. I would still prefer shell due to much better service and accurate air pressure gauge (at least at the bunk I used to go to), but not if the difference in prices is more than a buck or two.
There was no difference in acceleration/smoothness/mileage. These things will be immediately noticeable. As you noticed, the air pressure gauge is very accurate in Shell. And the difference between PSU/Shell premium petrol is Rs 8.50 in Chennai, but I am sticking to Shell for now.
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Just filled Shell Normal petrol for 59.5 Rs/Ltr from their bunk in Graphite India.
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