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      02-20-2007, 07:22 AM   #89
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where do you fill up? Ive used optimax(shell) and premium unleaded(7-11) they felt very alike..
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      02-20-2007, 07:27 AM   #90
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i only go to caltex, shell or bp... i alternate between 95 and 98 octane
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Do you go empty on your tanks before switching between vortex and v-racing and ultimate? I think it'd be a good idea.. or so they say
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      02-20-2007, 06:48 PM   #92
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Do you go empty on your tanks before switching between vortex and v-racing and ultimate? I think it'd be a good idea.. or so they say
i'm lazy, so don't fill up untill i am empty... so i guess i do "empty the tank" before refueling...
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i never like to go driving on near emty tank so i constantly refuel. I don't know why but its probably fear that my car would stop cos i have run out of fuel.
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I think I need to put this whole thread into perspective.

Let's assume that you do 20,000 Kms a year. 12L / 100Km = about 1650L used per year.

Say $1.25 for 98 octane and $1.15 for regular (anyway, there is usually a 10c difference before anyone picks on every minute detail of this post).

98 octane cost = $2080pa
95 octane cost = $1916pa

So, there is a grand cost saving of $165 per year by using 95 over 98. For a bunch of people with $50,000+ cars I can't believe $165 per year is an issue...

Just put 98 octane in and be thankful that petrol in Aus is so bloody cheap anyway!
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^which is what i do

on another note:
my dad refuels on half, always, i say run it down abit, but he says "Soemthing could go wrong, and i dont wanna be refueling"..

and i think of it as, if a BMW ran out of fuel on the side of the road, it'd be embarrising, i dont know, but seeing BMW's brake down is weirder then seeing fords and holdens brake down:S
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      02-21-2007, 01:43 AM   #96
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seeing BMW's brake down is weirder then seeing fords and holdens brake down:S
weirder still is seeing a broken down RR
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^well, best car ive seen broken down, was on the way to williamstown, a CLS55 AMG, on the side of the road... lol.. and then the Fords and Holdens, there breaking down all over the joint!!
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weirder still is seeing a broken down RR
weirdest car i ever saw pulled up on the side of the freeway was a bright red ferrari f30

had it's hazards on and it's hood up!!!!!!
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oh haha that would suck to be the owner of that one...
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20k repair bill would be right
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^20k, more like 150k just for a damn fuel pump.. lol...

ive never broken down, touch wood.. lol
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i think it'd be more than 20k
i once spoke to an M3 owner who went a bit overboard and f*kd his engine = 30k repair bill

so i think a fezza would cost a bit more than that considering it costs 3-4 times as much
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it's called a FERRARI
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sorry i'm lazy and a real fair dinkum aussie mate - gotta make everything slang

ok can't blame me for trying to fit in hahahahaha
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you were murdering the name...
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      02-22-2007, 12:33 AM   #107
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^well, best car ive seen broken down, was on the way to williamstown, a CLS55 AMG, on the side of the road... lol.. and then the Fords and Holdens, there breaking down all over the joint!!
in double bay one day i saw a broken down aston martin vantage with its hood up

and on another occasion, a broken down maserati coupe, with the owner pouring water into the engine!!!

they were both very hot days... guess these euro exotica can't cope with the aussie sunshine!!!
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dunno if any car like that would cope with some people - always flooring them... makes engine hot as is.. but in HOT weather...
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Talking of petrol.. did anyone ever read of the guy that went to petrol station to fill his 5L jerry can and ended up paying for 5.6 litres?
I don't think he was too happy.. Extrapolate that and if you think you're filling up 50L.. eeks!
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god damn!!!! i never thought of how acurate the pumps are - just that they are too slow
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