Do you fill up with fuel, or put $20 in at a time?

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Do you think filling up or putting small amounts of gas in at a time is more efficient?

Filling up is more efficient.
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Only putting in what you need is more efficient.
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Postby no_8wire » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 am

cat007 wrote:
1I1 wrote:
Had a small laugh to myself yesterday when filling the Corolla. Guy in an Evo8 putting $20 in (of 98 so not even 10L) :lol:


I always put $20 in. But I generally buy a drink or something at the same time - so it's not like I'm at the gas station JUST for the <10L fuel hah


So basically any money you may have saved by the car being more fuel efficient carrying less load, you spend buying their over priced pies and drinks?

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Postby cat007 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:17 am

no_8wire wrote:
cat007 wrote:
1I1 wrote:
Had a small laugh to myself yesterday when filling the Corolla. Guy in an Evo8 putting $20 in (of 98 so not even 10L) :lol:


I always put $20 in. But I generally buy a drink or something at the same time - so it's not like I'm at the gas station JUST for the <10L fuel hah


So basically any money you may have saved by the car being more fuel efficient carrying less load, you spend buying their over priced pies and drinks?



Yep. And if I hadn't done in that way - I wouldn't be able to buy their delicious overpriced pies and drinks!
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Postby Alex B » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:22 am

$50 at a time to try and stop my self from going for random blats, doesn't work. :lol:
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Postby MAC_HATER » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:37 am

chucked $90 in the supra last night - not too bad for 2 thirds empty :P
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Postby Mr Ree » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:51 am

Both my cars have 70 litre tanks (camry/supra), and I fill them up to the BRIM once the fuel light comes on. I get 650km per tank from the camry, and well lets just say the supra varies depending on use.

They both take 65 litres give or take, and the main reason I fill right to the brim is that is when you save the most money from having a 20c off coupon. I save roughly $15 per fill doing this.

Also, having a full tank loses far less fuel due to evaporation, and you spend way less of your life stopping at gas stations. Lets be realistic, $20 buys you about 8.5 litres so you need to stop every bloody day to fill up :(

Currently Im trying to develop a new kind of fuel thats made up entirely of my old farts that I have been farming/capturing for the past decade...BP has expressed interest in buying the idea from me too :)
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Postby cat007 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:53 am

Mr Ree wrote:Both my cars have 70 litre tanks (camry/supra), and I fill them up to the BRIM once the fuel light comes on. I get 650km per tank from the camry, and well lets just say the supra varies depending on use.

They both take 65 litres give or take, and the main reason I fill right to the brim is that is when you save the most money from having a 20c off coupon. I save roughly $15 per fill doing this.

Also, having a full tank loses far less fuel due to evaporation, and you spend way less of your life stopping at gas stations. Lets be realistic, $20 buys you about 8.5 litres so you need to stop every bloody day to fill up :(

Currently Im trying to develop a new kind of fuel thats made up entirely of my old farts that I have been farming/capturing for the past decade...BP has expressed interest in buying the idea from me too :)


Where do you go for the 20c coupons? And where can you use them?
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Postby Mr Ree » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Various supermarkets offer them at different times, but typically its Pak n save that do them most often when you spend $200. The other stores tend to only offer them on/around public holiday weekends to try and get all the increased business.

Luckily I have a couple of friends who buy large amounts of stuff from there, and they cant use the coupons quickly enough, so they get passed my way often.

My only complaint is that whilst pak n save use BP fuel, they dont carry the 98, so I have to settle for 95.

New world give you vouchers for BP/NW gas
Woolworths/countdown give you vouchers for Shell/gull
Pak n save give you vouchers for pak n save fuel

EDIT: The best coupon I have had was for 27c off a litre, saved me almost $20 on a fill
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Postby cat007 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:52 pm

Mr Ree wrote:Various supermarkets offer them at different times, but typically its Pak n save that do them most often when you spend $200. The other stores tend to only offer them on/around public holiday weekends to try and get all the increased business.

Luckily I have a couple of friends who buy large amounts of stuff from there, and they cant use the coupons quickly enough, so they get passed my way often.

My only complaint is that whilst pak n save use BP fuel, they dont carry the 98, so I have to settle for 95.

New world give you vouchers for BP/NW gas
Woolworths/countdown give you vouchers for Shell/gull
Pak n save give you vouchers for pak n save fuel

EDIT: The best coupon I have had was for 27c off a litre, saved me almost $20 on a fill


Ah. The Caldina pinks like mad on a hot day if I use 95. Bugger.
Also I never buy $200 worth of food at a time lol
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Postby SkylineObsession » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:06 pm

I pretty much never fill up, only usually put enough in as i need. Hardly ever drive the car anyway, so no point.

When i do roadtrips out of town (once or twice a year maybe?) it get's filled up, but never any other time.
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Postby Mr Ree » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:59 pm

cat007 wrote:
Mr Ree wrote:Various supermarkets offer them at different times, but typically its Pak n save that do them most often when you spend $200. The other stores tend to only offer them on/around public holiday weekends to try and get all the increased business.

Luckily I have a couple of friends who buy large amounts of stuff from there, and they cant use the coupons quickly enough, so they get passed my way often.

My only complaint is that whilst pak n save use BP fuel, they dont carry the 98, so I have to settle for 95.

New world give you vouchers for BP/NW gas
Woolworths/countdown give you vouchers for Shell/gull
Pak n save give you vouchers for pak n save fuel

EDIT: The best coupon I have had was for 27c off a litre, saved me almost $20 on a fill


Ah. The Caldina pinks like mad on a hot day if I use 95. Bugger.
Also I never buy $200 worth of food at a time lol


I imagine that the factory ecu would be tuned to run on 100RON, so running 95 is quite a drop in octane.

I dont thrash either of my cars on the street, so having marginally less octane isnt an issue. Come track time though...98 only.
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Postby 1I1 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:35 pm

Re: fuel coupons. Rather annoyed that AA decided to go and change their set up.
Each time I filled up I'd use my AA card to get rewards (means membership is cheaper) and use one of those supermarket fuel coupons to get a few bucks off.
Now it's only fuel discount :evil:
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Postby Mad Murphy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:01 pm

I always either put in $40 or a full tank, depends on how close/far it is from payday. :lol:

Mind you in the AW a full tank is only 35 litres so I'm always in a gas station.
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Postby Scottie » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:16 pm

cat007 wrote:
Scottie wrote:top up, drive 600km. top up again.


600km's!? You either drive like a nana, own a diesel, or news a bigger turbo haha


Its a little AE100 sedan with a 5afe. I don't 'nana' it, I just don't brake for corners :D. I use to do about 550km per 45l(figured it had a 50litre tank) then one day I was to day I was too far away from a petrol station and managed a bit over 600km. So 600km became the new top up figure!
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Postby Bling » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:09 pm

Anyone running an AA smartfuel card? I saved me 9c/L last night. 3c I had on the card from ISP and 6c off is the current BP deal just for getting your card swiped 8)
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Postby wde_bdy » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:26 pm

1I1 wrote:Re: fuel coupons. Rather annoyed that AA decided to go and change their set up.
Each time I filled up I'd use my AA card to get rewards (means membership is cheaper) and use one of those supermarket fuel coupons to get a few bucks off.
Now it's only fuel discount :evil:


You save more money out of the discount than the old rewards system if you use a decent amount of gas, I always accumulate (only at Caltex, BP wankers only redeem) in my Starlet as it only takes 30-34 litres and then redeem when I fill up the Demios or my van which take more fuel. Accumulated 24c/L going to Auckland on the weekend.

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Postby slacker » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:38 pm

BZG|Bling wrote:Anyone running an AA smartfuel card? I saved me 9c/L last night. 3c I had on the card from ISP and 6c off is the current BP deal just for getting your card swiped 8)


yeah, running a smart fuel card, with the 6c deal from BP for just swiping card it feels OK at the moment, although I do have 26c sitting waiting for my next fill (bought 2x tyres from Firestone, which helped along nicely, + a couple of feeds for me and my partner at BK in the past 3 weeks)
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Postby 1I1 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:05 pm

wde_bdy wrote:You save more money out of the discount than the old rewards system if you use a decent amount of gas, I always accumulate (only at Caltex, BP wankers only redeem) in my Starlet as it only takes 30-34 litres and then redeem when I fill up the Demios or my van which take more fuel. Accumulated 24c/L going to Auckland on the weekend.

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That's true. I go through maybe 18L of 95 a week - should really pay more attention to these rewards systems. Was just handy being able to use a fuel voucher and make AA membership cheaper
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Postby tsoob » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:32 pm

in my daily fill it up nek 3weeks fill up again.

in other peoples cars... $50 at a time (the batty, or im borrowingg my mates commy at the mo)

customers cars. $10 and charge a $5 fee for wasting my $&#$% time.
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Postby alimac » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:32 pm

I'll call in and accumulate if I have room for $40, as you get 6c a litre for anything over that, but no more for a bigger amount. I keep topping up like that till I get a decent amount and then run the tank down and use it to buy a full tank. My card is currently sitting with 24c/l on it, and will probably be at 30c when I next fill from empty. Only worth doing it if it's not out of your way though.
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Postby dirty1 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:20 pm

i fill up anytime it gets too low. you just know that if you dont fill it all the way the price will go up the next day.

fark nz petrol companies for over charging us.
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