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Old 24th September 2013, 13:41   #31
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A couple of petrol pumps in Hyderabad also have a fixation for Rs 200/-. Same trick, different attendants - all try the Rs 200/- game.
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Again the guy fills 200 and stops. I politely took 200 bucks out of my wallet, handed it over to him and drove off
The look on that guy's face was priceless.
That was a neat trick
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Satya, congrats on the Amaze, if you remember we had once met at Suraksha, I had a Zen back then. It is sad to see a new way of conning, which should be reported to IOC. Let me go to this same IOC bunk and do a full tank for my Manza today and see how much it fills. Right now the low fuel light is on and the needle is at the beginning of the red mark, so some 8-10ltrs diesel should still be present. The total tank capacity is 45 ltrs.
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Old 24th September 2013, 14:37   #34
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I had the same experience (Trusted Petrol Pumps in Bangalore)

This pump mostly caters to the sort of crowd that considers it infra dig to step out of their cars while fuelling, so the attendants are used to committing fraud as SOP.
I always make it a point to step out of my car while refueling & stand right next to the fueling station. Better be safe than feel sorry later. This might sound like a sweeping statement but over the years I've observed that a majority of the techie populace never get out of their cars at petrol bunks. Call it laziness or whatever you want to. This happens at the air filling stations as well.Some of them roll down their windows only to tip the attendant. Personally, I find such behavior very disrespectful.
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You can use either of these to get IOC attention :
  1. https://rtionline.gov.in/
  2. http://pgportal.gov.in/

I heard both seem to be very effective.
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I always make it a point to step out of my car while refueling & stand right next to the fueling station. Better be safe than feel sorry later. This might sound like a sweeping statement but over the years I've observed that a majority of the techie populace never get out of their cars at petrol bunks. Call it laziness or whatever you want to. This happens at the air filling stations as well.Some of them roll down their windows only to tip the attendant. Personally, I find such behavior very disrespectful.
I am techie too, but I never sit in my car while fuelling, the advice to watch the meter was given by a family friend who owns a pump, in his words "my pump, your cash, I can't be certain the attendants won't try to cheat you".

It isn't laziness, some people think no end of themselves when they get a new car, while I understand they have a feeling of achievement, no need to let it go into their heads. Cars aren't the rich man's preserve any more, no need to be haughty.

The attendants find that disrespect profitable, hence the cycle continues.
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This is just not acceptable.Its about time such people are taken to task.
Please check your PM.
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Old 24th September 2013, 16:34   #38
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what is this 200rs trick?

Also, I regularly top my my Sunny's tank at Devegowda IOC Bunk in BSK 3rd stage. I have always insisted on the auto-cutoff option since I have no way to ensure how much fuel is already present in the tank while refuelling.
I remember reading somewhere or someone telling me that the car generally takes up 3 to 4 litres more than the fuel tank capacity.

1) Irrespective of the source from where I got this information, is it true?

2) If you are not going for a full-tank option OR if the operator says that auto-cutoff is unavailable, how do you make sure you are not cheated? By just looking at the meter from start through to the end?

Thanks in advance for your inputs.
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I have been filling up diesel from the Shell petrol bunk for the last 2 months for my quanto and the mileage jumped from 16.2 to 19.5, wondering now, as I used to tank up from an IOC bunk before.
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What is this 200 rupee trick? I have never come across it here in Delhi. Can someone please elaborate?
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What is this 200 rupee trick? I have never come across it here in Delhi. Can someone please elaborate?
When you fill in fuel, say for example you ask the person to fill in for 500 rupees, he fills in for 200 and stops. If you tell him that you asked for 500 rs worth of fuel without resetting the meter, he will fill in fuel for 100 and state that he has filled in for 300. Hence only 300 worth fuel is injected into the tank.
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What is this 200 rupee trick? I have never come across it here in Delhi. Can someone please elaborate?
Once I went in for refueling my activa with Rs.100 worth petrol.
The guy stopped at Rs.30, and on confronting, he said he will add fuel worth Rs.70. He goes to the meter, presses some buttons stating that he is resetting to zero, but he doesn't. Then one his friends tries to distract you, and for that one milli second you take your eyes off the meter, he gets it running and he gets it to 70 from 30, rather than from 0.
So thats the trick.
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Old 25th September 2013, 10:30   #43
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I don't want to generalize but I faced the same 200 rs scam at two IOC pumps in Pune.
The one opposite to esquare & the one next to deccan wheels on the university road.

They got me with the first one, I went home wondering why the fuel guage shows less than what I expect for a 1000 buck filling.

The next time, I raised hell at the pump. I did not know about this compain to IOC option back then though.
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Old 25th September 2013, 11:06   #44
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For all these tricks, the best solution is to get a tank-full done. See anyway you would spend on fuel, just that its a one shot expense or spread over few days, 100 here, 300 there. At least then you know how much fuel the vehicle's tank takes and then the scope for cheating reduces. They can still cheat with fuel quality etc, but then that's different.
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This bunk is used to be close to where I lived, I used to fill petrol from this place a long time ago. I haven't visited this place since many years now. The conning does not seem to end, in spite of a local TV channel airing similar incidences of 'cheating'.

I always tend to fill up my tank. I am pretty sure I must have been conned as well. I at least ensure I get out of my vehicle every time, switch the ignition on - not engine - and ask them to fill up. At least I can glance at the gauge and ensure it is being filled up with auto cut off.

We badly need to have a digital meter which lets us know how many litres is in the tank. I remember a while ago few college kids had come up with something similar for a bike - Hero Honda I guess it was. It must be some really complicated tech that no vehicle manufacturer seems to be considering to get installed.

I guess it would also make sense to have self serving bunks, where you fill up and pay using your cards.
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