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Old 11th October 2009, 14:49   #256
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Does anyone know of a SHELL petrol pump near Hebbal (from flyover to Yelahanka)? Please let me know. Or, do we have a compile of SHELL pumps on any of our threads. Please post. Thank you.
There are 2 pumps. One on the right side on your way to the airport from Hebbal. Its about 4 kms from the bottom of the Hebbal flyover(Esteem mall) on the Airport/Yelahanka road.
There is another one on the other way. From Hebbal, towards Mekhri circle, just before HMT bhavan, Adyar Ananda Bhavan etc., the pump is on the left. I go to the latter. No issues till date, impeccable service, quality and quantity. Its worth it.
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Old 26th October 2009, 22:38   #257
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My experience with BP bunk on Wheeler road in Bangalore. Bad! - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1550377 (Cheating at HP pumps)
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Old 3rd November 2009, 15:10   #258
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Default Newish Scam at Indian Oil At Koramangala (Opp Yo China)

I didnt actually know that it had become Indian Oil from the earlier IBP. With IBP, it was a company owned/ operated bunk.

My experience (repeated twice, so certainly not a one-off):

I say top up and the guy starts filling. Around the Rs 200 mark, he claims that the pump tripped and asks me to note down the 200. (For some reason, the Lts column was blank). Then he 'reset' and filled it again for a total of about 38 lts. Luckily, I have a record of all my fuellings and I always top up.

So, I realised that they claimed to have filled in 38 lts when the vehicle (Innova) had only done about 300 km. Went out & cribbed to the supervisor who didnt blink an eyelid. He just handed back the 200.

Watch out for this newish scam, folks!
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Hi Sridhu,

This is quite common in any petrol bunk (except Shell, where I have not faced it yet) in Bangalore.

You will also see a few things:

While one guy will ask you how much to fill for from the left / right side, there would be one person who will walk up on the opposite side and keep you busy with questions:

- do you want a bill?
- will you pay by card / cash?
- do you want to check air?
- do you want to buy something?
- etc etc

What you can do from next time, and I have started doing this:

- park the car at the bunk
- switch off car and remove the lid
- ignore all the questions till I actually get off and go and stand by the guy who has to fill
- then tell him, I want to fill for XXXX and I am paying by card / cash
- keep an eye open and keep looking at the meter

Started doing this after I got cheated twice by the 200 trip!

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Dear Souvik:

The twist is that this scam kicks in AFTER the pump starts.

After you carefully ensure zero and he starts filling and you ensure that you are not distracted, suddenly the pump just stops dead. The Rs column shows the amount but the Lts column is blank. No petrol comes out of the spout. (at least the way he showed it!)

He then does something to start the pump again, which shows zeros in both Rs & Lts. So, it is a very believable scam if you are not very sure about how empty your tank is.

Hence the warning about a newish scam.
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While one guy will ask you how much to fill for from the left / right side, there would be one person who will walk up on the opposite side and keep you busy with questions:

- do you want a bill?
- will you pay by card / cash?
- do you want to check air?
- do you want to buy something?
- etc etc
Recent incident happened to me last Saturday.

Yes. Add the petrol bunk in from of the Reogional passport office in Koramangala, bangy also to this list.

The person will see that he either distracts you or covers your vision to the meter. I was literally pushing the other guy to see the meter and he realized that no more game is possible.

Over to that, when I gave him 500rs, to fill for 300rs and key for the petrol to be filled, he gave back the key and silently went. I need to run to him to get back my balance. When asked he calmly says sorry sir, I thought I gave back
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I changed to shell after some dirty incidents with BP pumps.
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Hi, Can anyone give me feedback about the IOC pump near ICICI bank in Sarjapur Outer Ring Road. It is just ahead of Symphony office. I filled twice from them. Actually that is the only one near our house. So had to go there. Want to get some feedback about it.
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Hi, Can anyone give me feedback about the IOC pump near ICICI bank in Sarjapur Outer Ring Road. It is just ahead of Symphony office. I filled twice from them. Actually that is the only one near our house. So had to go there. Want to get some feedback about it.
I stay in Sobha Aquamarine and ALWAYS avoid it. I felt apart from quantity(You can monitor to certain extent) there is some issue with quality. I was getting poor FE when we used that petrol pump a year back when we shifted here. Also observed drop in pickup.
I have not tried it from last 1 year so cannot comment now
We only use it for emergency purpose ie 200 bucks for car
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I stay in Sobha Aquamarine and ALWAYS avoid it. I felt apart from quantity(You can monitor to certain extent) there is some issue with quality. I was getting poor FE when we used that petrol pump a year back when we shifted here. Also observed drop in pickup.
I have not tried it from last 1 year so cannot comment now
We only use it for emergency purpose ie 200 bucks for car

Hi aka_iitd,
which pump you are using right now? The other nearby pump is in HSR Layout for which also I am little doubtful. I have a new Punto 1.4 Emotion and I do not want to feed my engine with adulterated oils at least in the initial running-in period. Also getting a proper mileage now is crucial as that would decide how my car is performing.
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Hi aka_iitd,
which pump you are using right now? The other nearby pump is in HSR Layout for which also I am little doubtful. I have a new Punto 1.4 Emotion and I do not want to feed my engine with adulterated oils at least in the initial running-in period. Also getting a proper mileage now is crucial as that would decide how my car is performing.
There are three pumps in HSR - I prefer the one that's adjacent to the HSR police station. I've been filing from there ever since it opened and I've never experienced any trouble.

If you are travelling towards Hosur road then Shell is obviously the preferred option.

If you are travelling towards Kormangala (NGV) then there's a COCO pump there before pizza hut.
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If you are travelling towards Kormangala (NGV) then there's a COCO pump there before pizza hut.
That is the one I have had problems with. I dont think it is COCO; used to be when it was IBP.
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earlier today, went to fill fuel at a HP bunk, just to be warned by a gentleman ahead of me who was re-fuelling his ANHC, that the hose was leaking - and it indeed was !
The bunk staff were least bothered !
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I had faced similar issue in Indian Oil petrol bunk, near Vijaya Enclave apartment, Bangalore.

I took my bike there and asked for 200Rs petrol, I was looking at the meter with 200Rs cash in my hand, around 120Rs petrol was filled, then from the other side the cashier came and asked if I need a bill. By the time I said no to him and turned back, the meter was reset to zero.

I think they do it purposely and look's like it is very much planned.

My advice to all is, Never get diverted until the expected amount of petrol is showing in the meter. Later ask for a bill “New pump machines prints the bill, like the shell petrol bunks.”

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Angry All bunks are cheaters.

HP,BP,Indian oil(dunno about Shell), all fall under the same category-crooks. They cheat you even if have your eyes open. After being cheated twice, I suspect every bunk of cheating. At HP petrol bunk near Ramiah hospital signal, the meter changes to Rs 7/- from Rs 0/- within a second, I have experienced this and others too have told me about this. The HP outlet near Ramiah Management College are quite good, been filling from them and am getting a consistent mileage.
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