CarPlan Tetracan Unleaded 5L £3 @ Amazon (add on item / £10 spend)
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CarPlan Tetracan Unleaded 5L £3 @ Amazon (add on item / £10 spend)

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Found 17th Aug 2014
Good quality petrol can holds up to 5L petrol (well, if you'd like to overfill a bit, it holds about 6L) and cheapest price ever.

Be aware: This is an add-on item, you would have to buy multiple, or along with other items, or using other tricks to get it.

Was looking for a cheap petrol can for backup fuel for a while and found it was £3.98 each a while ago, hence I bought 3x (to qualify the order). After using them 4 times with Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save, they almost paid themselves back and I'm now start "earning" money. Here is the explanation:

For people don't know Tesco club card fuel save, please refer to:
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…457

Each petrol can holds 5L petrol, count 20p/L fuel save, you can save £1 per full can fuel, which means after use the petrol cans for 3 times, they pay themselves back. If you continue use them more with Tesco fuel save, they will equivalently earn money for you. Even after the Tesco fuel save ends, you can still keep one or two cans fuel when travelling in case your fuel runs out before you find a station in middle of no where.

Sorry for didn't post it earlier as 1) It was £3.98 when I spot it - pays itself back after use it for 4 times. 2) the fuel save program was said to be ended in September therefore only few people can benefit gain.

As spotted by garry141 earlier in hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…437 I believe more people can *get it for free*

PS1: The law restricts you can bring maximum 2x such 5L cans in vehicle.

PS2: Please don't argue the quality of fuel: Different people have different opinion - some people, like me, will only put premium fuel, some people will put whatever cheap, arguing is non sense. I used to only use VPower but recently found the Momentum99 run better in my car - 4 months ago I had a trip to Edinburgh, I had first tank of Momentum99 (just because of the fuel save and I wanted to try it out) gave me 38 MPG on high way, but VPower only gave me 32. I was surprised and thought it was occasional, but when I got back, I pumped Momentum99 again, found my combined MPG was 30+ but when I was using VPower, I can hardly get more than 27. Not only better fuel efficiency, Momentum99 also gives quieter cold start. Now I've switched to Momentum99, regardless the nearest station is 10 miles away. My car is 2008 Lexus IS250, has 60k miles on clock if anyone asks. This was only my story, not everyone's. I can only say if you haven't tried, try it, but if you don't like supermarket fuel, just don't use it.

PS3: Please be friendly and don't laugh at my language as I'm non-native English speaker, MODs feel free to revise my description Thanks!

UPDATE: Just realised it breaks Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save T&C to fill both vehicle and extra cans, thus sanitised the title but kept the description for naughty people

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Thanks a lot.

These are £3.00 at Tesco Altrincham store today.

great find thanks

Amazon also have the Diesel Tetracan available for £3 too.

Read the reviews, lots of customers complaining that they leak, which is highly dangerous.

Original Poster

nickbooth

Amazon also have the Diesel Tetracan available for £3 too.



Thanks. Link: amazon.co.uk/Car…S2/

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Inactive

Read the reviews, lots of customers complaining that they leak, which is … Read the reviews, lots of customers complaining that they leak, which is highly dangerous.



Well, they are just plastic - I haven't found any better can though... I mean, you either not buy a petrol can, or all plastic petrol cans from different brand have minimum differences.

TBH, when they're put in the boot, I can smell petrol in the car, but not that strong. When I put them in my house, I can hardly smell petrol. I'm sure mine don't leak, but the smell is given by petrol residual around cap.

Only the cap has a rubber seal, but the spout doesn't. So it may leak a tiny bit from the connector when pouring, but shouldn't be a problem. I turn the connector with my bare hand and the neck only became wet a bit after I pour all 3 cans (I use the same spout on 3 cans). I'm not stronger than average.

Bare in mind, check the seals in the caps as soon as you receive them - I got one misplaced and they look flimsy, although they do the job. Also remember to return if the seal is missing as it will definite lead a leak - I'm not sure whether those who report leaking was because of missing seal.


Edited by: "tidegu" 17th Aug 2014

tidegu

Well, they are just plastic - I haven't found any better can though... I … Well, they are just plastic - I haven't found any better can though... I mean, you either not buy a petrol can, or all plastic petrol cans from different brand have minimum differences.TBH, when they're put in the boot, I can smell petrol in the car, but not that strong. When I put them in my house, I can hardly smell petrol. I'm sure mine don't leak, but the smell is given by petrol residual around cap.Only the cap has a rubber seal, but the spout doesn't. So it may leak a tiny bit from the connector when pouring, but shouldn't be a problem. I turn the connector with my bare hand and the neck only became wet a bit after I pour all 3 cans (I use the same spout on 3 cans). I'm not stronger than average.Bare in mind, check the seals in the caps as soon as you receive them - I got one misplaced and they look flimsy, although they do the job. Also remember to return if the seal is missing as it will definite lead a leak - I'm not sure whether those who report leaking was because of missing seal.



Bear in mind this is actually against the terms & conditions of the "Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save" scheme. If the member of staff sees you fill up a petrol can (& they care) then they will refuse your right to use the scheme on that purchase.

Lol... What a bother to save a few quid, besides having to spend that sort of money in tesco...

Firefly1

Bear in mind this is actually against the terms & conditions of the … Bear in mind this is actually against the terms & conditions of the "Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save" scheme. If the member of staff sees you fill up a petrol can (& they care) then they will refuse your right to use the scheme on that purchase.



What are they going to do? Not sell you the petrol you already have in your can at the discounted rate? It will despence 100ltrs so if I had two cars with the same fuel then I'd fill both. What are they going to do? Run out and grab the pump out your hands? What happens at 2am when there is nobody there? Do they sit through the whole nights CCTV looking for people filling cans? Then what? Send you an invoice?

Wouldn't want two plastic cans of fuel in my car. Specially not in the recent hot weather. All very dangerous and ust to save a few quid. Better off driving more sensibly and without a lead foot and saving fuel that way

You put the petrol in your house!

you'd be a bit bleedin' mental to be storing 15+ litres of petrol in a garage and even more mental to be leaving 5litres sloshing about in your boot... and the maths of ;paying for itself is just ridiculous justification for saving some pennies.

just stop shopping at tesco, buy your petrol at asda or morrisons and save yourself a lot of effort to save a couple of quid.

Ind

marineville

you'd be a bit bleedin' mental to be storing 15+ litres of petrol in a … you'd be a bit bleedin' mental to be storing 15+ litres of petrol in a garage and even more mental to be leaving 5litres sloshing about in your boot... and the maths of ;paying for itself is just ridiculous justification for saving some pennies.just stop shopping at tesco, buy your petrol at asda or morrisons and save yourself a lot of effort to save a couple of quid.


Indeed. The whole idea is quite comical.

tidegu

Well, they are just plastic - I haven't found any better can though... I … Well, they are just plastic - I haven't found any better can though... I mean, you either not buy a petrol can, or all plastic petrol cans from different brand have minimum differences.TBH, when they're put in the boot, I can smell petrol in the car, but not that strong. When I put them in my house, I can hardly smell petrol. I'm sure mine don't leak, but the smell is given by petrol residual around cap.Only the cap has a rubber seal, but the spout doesn't. So it may leak a tiny bit from the connector when pouring, but shouldn't be a problem. I turn the connector with my bare hand and the neck only became wet a bit after I pour all 3 cans (I use the same spout on 3 cans). I'm not stronger than average.Bare in mind, check the seals in the caps as soon as you receive them - I got one misplaced and they look flimsy, although they do the job. Also remember to return if the seal is missing as it will definite lead a leak - I'm not sure whether those who report leaking was because of missing seal.



I am not even going to risk a serious fire for the sake of buying a cheap and nasty petrol can.

If you can smell petrol, the chances are it is leaking.oO
Edited by: "Inactive" 17th Aug 2014

GAVINLEWISHUKD

What are they going to do? Not sell you the petrol you already have in … What are they going to do? Not sell you the petrol you already have in your can at the discounted rate? It will despence 100ltrs so if I had two cars with the same fuel then I'd fill both. What are they going to do? Run out and grab the pump out your hands? What happens at 2am when there is nobody there? Do they sit through the whole nights CCTV looking for people filling cans? Then what? Send you an invoice?



It explains that too. You have to buy the petrol at the full/regular price

Firefly1

It explains that too. You have to buy the petrol at the full/regular price



But its discounted at the pump so can't see how they could do this?

Oh well, all of this leaking petrol could explain why this potentially dangerous product is getting so hot on here.

I think that these should be withdrawn from sale.

Original Poster

Saving fuel in other way is another story, and I was posting deal here rather than telling everyone math.

My point is to share a cheap petrol can for someone interested to have one for storing fuel whatever for lawn mower or emergency backup. If these people think a piece of plastic doesn't worth £3, then I was explaining that it is cheapest ever and you can even get the £3 back with Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save.

Sorry I didn't know the exact fuel save T&C, and I only knew every time I pay at pump it says I can get maximum £99 worth petrol, and I even asked counter staff to print receipt for me twice because the pump printer wasn't working, the staff did it for me without a word thus I didn't know if I broke any T&C.

Or you could see your car/house go up in flames, just for the sake of a cheap and nasty leaking fuel can.

Petrol gives off highly volatile fumes which are extremely flammable.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

But its discounted at the pump so can't see how they could do this?



I guess they could override the pump saying that you need to go into store to pay. I agree though, it would have to be one over-empowered employee to really take issue

Firefly1

I guess they could override the pump saying that you need to go into … I guess they could override the pump saying that you need to go into store to pay. I agree though, it would have to be one over-empowered employee to really take issue



But between 10:30pm and 6am its pay at the pump only.

Original Poster

Inactive

Or you could see your car/house go up in flames, just for the sake of a … Or you could see your car/house go up in flames, just for the sake of a cheap and nasty leaking fuel can.Petrol gives off highly volatile fumes which are extremely flammable.



The replies are getting more and more off topic oO

IMHO, you can easily realise if there is a significant leak otherwise the leak is tiny and harmless. Scientifically, the lower explosion limit is ~1.4% by volume, which means unless it leaks continuously and rapidly in a close environment, it's very hard to reach this ratio. Even if the ratio is reached, it needs something to ignite - unless you smoke or BBQ or making sparkles beside the petrol can, you will very unlikely get it ignited. Note, petrol needs at least 400~500 ºC to ignite, which environment temperature is far insufficient (~80ºC in sauna room and most ovens produce maximum around 300ºC heat).

I agree that petrol is flammable, but "dangerous" only after being ignited in very rare occasions, which is very unlikely and difficult - you can find loads of videos on youtube that even putting a cigarette into petrol will not ignite it. As long as you are not playing fire around the cans and take fair caution, they will never burn your house down.

Anyway, I appreciate your concern of public safety, but please back to the topic - there are loads of reasons for a cheap petrol can, and I do hope some people will benefit from my post.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

But between 10:30pm and 6am its pay at the pump only.



Very good point!
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