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 Post subject: BP, United or Caltex LPG best??
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:05 pm 
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these are the servos that i buy gas from....do u guys think that theyre all the same quality or does it differ economy wise?

I remember a few years ago that I was getting less economy from one particular place, think it was an APCO or united place...it was noticeably less, like 10% or so..

question is, are the major brands like shell and BP any better?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:17 pm 
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be it petrol, gas or diesel yes the bigger companys such as caltex, BP, shell are better to stick to as opposed to united, liberty, etc etc.
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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:18 pm 
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gogetta wrote:
these are the servos that i buy gas from....do u guys think that theyre all the same quality or does it differ economy wise?

I remember a few years ago that I was getting less economy from one particular place, think it was an APCO or united place...it was noticeably less, like 10% or so..

question is, are the major brands like shell and BP any better?
my no1-bp with discount card,runs better and more ks\ltr,card is all east coast,no2-shell with coles discount docket,mobil if you find one-few and far between,any top ups if i have to----rare,planned.funny it used to be better,been using it for over 35 years,motors run 10.5\1 comp and gas cams,etc.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:34 pm 
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just a added note,if you do the same thing each week,do a test with 3 brands,1 each week with trip meter until down to 10ltrs in tank,the mix will be unuseable as a guide if greater.i do it some times---back to bp,worst is woolies\caltex-wont go near it--may use it @ 20 cents\ltr.but it depends on your mods,comp.,cam-gas\petrol----btw gas cams love petrol-----petrol cams dont like gas,timming adv. and inital timming---------all play a role.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:36 pm 
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ive always considered gas cams to make no sense really...

the cam just helps get it all in there....the more u get in (be it lpg or petrol) the better....how can it be all that different

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:54 pm 
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gogetta wrote:
ive always considered gas cams to make no sense really...

the cam just helps get it all in there....the more u get in (be it lpg or petrol) the better....how can it be all that different
look at the similar grind specs.no exhaust over lap==10\15 percent saving in fuel and inital base timming is set higher to line up timming marks,petrol is advanced more-up to 14 deg on some cams,thats why a petrol motor cam runs average on gas,to many compromises in timming and spark tables,a dedicated gas system set up properly will make more hp,and modded correctly-??

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:13 am 
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a bit more,the vn runs twin computers-pet\gas,gas cam and a twin chip.it blows the doors off v8s on gas\i only run petrol to maintain the injectors and run out of gas as a 2nd system-travelling out west,i put a kw limit on the motor to balance the o\all,body-stock,transmission-stock,brakes-vt ss twin piston,suspension-semi race.can throw more at it,but it is reliable,no breakages and i didnt want to over power the stock body--the stock brakes are like fords---better on a smaller car,and the v8 fords using i6 brakes----dont ask me to go THERE.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:26 am 
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I would have to agree i get way less ks from Woolies/Caltex lpg not sure why. I think i get the best economy from Shell but i also think the car doesnt start as well when cold on Shell gas.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:20 am 
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I would have to agree i get way less ks from Woolies/Caltex lpg not sure why. I think i get the best economy from Shell but i also think the car doesnt start as well when cold on Shell gas.
try bp and apply for the discount cards,i get 3 mailed to my home

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:49 am 
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How much do the discount cards cost?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:00 pm 
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How much do the discount cards cost?
there free and no purchase required,apply to bp in your state,get 2 cents off per litre,been using them over 5-6 years,just show the card before you pay for gas,some dont do it-the ones with a yellowish logo do as part of there green image programme,enjoy the saving.

 

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Might give it a go can lose if it is free. :D

 

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Might give it a go can lose if it is free. :D
had to go to melbourne around xmas and griffth a few times,the price of lpg varies a lot,any save is a plus-in my pocket.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:12 pm 
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Sloxr6 wrote:
Might give it a go can lose if it is free. :D
had to go to melbourne around xmas and griffth a few times,the price of lpg varies a lot,any save is a plus-in my pocket.


Yeah differance from where i am from and Melb is 10cents a litre :shock: and melb is like only around 2 hours away

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:57 am 
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If you new the mixing ratio that shell uses in the Lpg blend you'd understand why its crap....from what I've heard E-gas is supose to be pretty good, but the only way to find out which works for you is to try them for your self & see how the car performs......
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