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    Another petrol price rant...grrrrr

    Is it just me or is anyone else annoyed about petrol prices sneaking up gradually over the last few months. It makes me want to say naughty words when I pull into a supermarket and petrol has gone up another 5p a litre so polititions can pay mortgages on houses and go on fancy holidays grrrr rant over

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    Have you also noticed that the gap between Petrol and Diesel prices have shrunk.

    And have you noticed that last time petrol was around a pound a litre, the papers went mental, but there hasnt really been any mention in the papers about the price (that I have seen)

    Even more annoying for me as I can't use supermarket fuel, My car doesn't like it...!!!

    It growls at me and an Engine fault is recorded. So have to have ECU reset.

    It's fine with premium fuel i,e BP, Esso etc

    it's that muppet Brown!
    Petrol tax acumuator it's called.
    More like expenses accumulator.

    Our pain is their gain, the self serving barstewards!

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    spic;5365635

    And have you noticed that last time petrol was around a pound a litre, … And have you noticed that last time petrol was around a pound a litre, the papers went mental, but there hasnt really been any mention in the papers about the price (that I have seen)



    Yeah I have that's why I used the word "sneaked" up. Was around 83p a few months ago too! it's just granted that next week petrol will be over £1 per litre then will keep rising as ministers holidays get more extravigant and need funding!!!

    Banned

    its over a pound in some areas of the north

    cheapest ive seen is outskirts of hudds one day...morrisons at 96p

    shauneco;5365639

    Even more annoying for me as I can't use supermarket fuel, My car doesn't … Even more annoying for me as I can't use supermarket fuel, My car doesn't like it...!!!It growls at me and an Engine fault is recorded. So have to have ECU reset.It's fine with premium fuel i,e BP, Esso etc



    Define premium fuel?

    If you mean standard 95 octane from BP and are saying it's fine compared with 95 octane from Tesco there's something terribly wrong with your car - it's the same fuel in most cases.

    If you mean "super" unleaded - use Tesco 99 RON because it's the best of all of the super unleaded fuels as proved time and time again.

    Which car ?

    i mentioned this the other day why isnt anything being said in the press/news weird

    Kiltox;5365711

    Define premium fuel?If you mean standard 95 octane from BP and are saying … Define premium fuel?If you mean standard 95 octane from BP and are saying it's fine compared with 95 octane from Tesco there's something terribly wrong with your car - it's the same fuel in most cases.If you mean "super" unleaded - use Tesco 99 RON because it's the best of all of the super unleaded fuels as proved time and time again.Which car ?



    Standard 95 Octane

    It's A Fiat Multipla

    Had a problem where on the display it said "Engine CTRL - Contact Garage"

    Had it diagnosed and it was a Cat and Lamba sensor malfunction, After mechanic reset the ECU it was fine.

    I was advised from the mechanic to avoid Supermarket fuel stick to premium petrol, Theirs been several people with similar issues, Especially over the last couple of years.

    He's 99% certain that it was the petrol that caused the fault codes and if I use premium petrol it shouldn't return.

    I've followed his advice and 6000 miles on it's been fine with no problems.

    Contrary to popular belief their is a difference between "some" supermarket fuel and premium brands, They have additives in the fuel.

    The supermarket prior to the fault I used was a Sainsburys petrol station.

    It might just of been a bad batch of fuel but not worth having the problem return.

    Oil......excess supply

    Fuel prices go up

    Cannot compute.....not logical :thinking:

    myjess;5365691

    it's that muppet Brown!Petrol tax acumuator it's called.More like … it's that muppet Brown!Petrol tax acumuator it's called.More like expenses accumulator.Our pain is their gain, the self serving barstewards!



    What a load of tosh, the recent increases have been caused by the recent price increase of crude. Tax has clearly remained the same over the recent weeks....

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    I.e. low of 38, high of 66.

    Banned

    ilovepink;5365758

    i mentioned this the other day why isnt anything being said in the … i mentioned this the other day why isnt anything being said in the press/news weird



    Because the media has the expenses scandal for the public to go grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr about.

    You can see a few of those grrrrrrrrrrrerrs in this thread.

    Its not been in the papers this time, because the lorry drivers Diesel prices aren't rising as fast as petrol

    Its them that normally start getting cross about things first because it obviously effects their own income. But because Diesel prices haven't moved that much there are no protests! My opinion anyway...

    thearbiter65;5365568

    Have you also noticed that the gap between Petrol and Diesel prices have … Have you also noticed that the gap between Petrol and Diesel prices have shrunk.



    I've noticed that too, but it's always been the opposite way round everywhere else, notably in Europe where the Diesel is cheaper than Unleaded.

    I needed some juice before & bog standard Unleaded was 105.9p !

    Robbing gits, ended up going down the road where is was 99.9p

    Glad the diesel price has stayed the same for once, when there was big prices last year there was up to a 15p a litre difference and it was rising like crazy now its as low as 2p difference

    myjess;5365691

    it's that muppet Brown!Petrol tax acumuator it's called.More like … it's that muppet Brown!Petrol tax acumuator it's called.More like expenses accumulator.Our pain is their gain, the self serving barstewards!



    The fuel tax escalator was introduced by the Tory government and ended 10 years ago, you're a touch out of date!

    shauneco;5365902

    Standard 95 OctaneIt's A Fiat MultiplaHad a problem where on the display … Standard 95 OctaneIt's A Fiat MultiplaHad a problem where on the display it said "Engine CTRL - Contact Garage"Had it diagnosed and it was a Cat and Lamba sensor malfunction, After mechanic reset the ECU it was fine.I was advised from the mechanic to avoid Supermarket fuel stick to premium petrol, Theirs been several people with similar issues, Especially over the last couple of years.He's 99% certain that it was the petrol that caused the fault codes and if I use premium petrol it shouldn't return.I've followed his advice and 6000 miles on it's been fine with no problems.Contrary to popular belief their is a difference between "some" supermarket fuel and premium brands, They have additives in the fuel. The supermarket prior to the fault I used was a Sainsburys petrol station.It might just of been a bad batch of fuel but not worth having the problem return.



    Meh - theres three cars in my household and between them they've covered well over 300 thousand miles on supermarket fuel - it can't be that bad....

    Fiat make **** petrol engines, that's probably more the issue.

    "premium" petrol, hahahahaha. It all comes out of the same tank in the refinery.

    Kiltox;5421749

    "premium" petrol, hahahahaha. It all comes out of the same tank in the … "premium" petrol, hahahahaha. It all comes out of the same tank in the refinery.



    That's true, but then each company takes it and adds different things to it. Supermarkets add a few more additives to make it stretch a bit further.

    You get less mpg out of supermarket fuel than standard fuel, that's tried and tested in my car.

    Fortunately, i'm a diesel driver, so the drop from £1.30 to the steadyish £1 is all OK :-D

    I've kept receipts showing that I paid 84p per litre in mid-January for unleaded petrol - and yesterday it's now 99p. So, if I fill up with a typical 10 gallon tank full, it's costing me almost an extra £7.00 - it's simply ridiculous that fuel costs have crept up so much over the last 5 months and there doesn't seem to be any major outcry about it.
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