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    Gull Diesel

    I've heard conflicting opinions on it - some say it's the best some say it's shit. Does anybody know the truth? All I know is its getting super tempting to fill up there now it's $1.35

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    I use Gull diesel 100% and no complaints can't say if the truck seems to run better or mileage is more economic it certainly is cheaper at the local self fill than vouchers or fuel card

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    Cant comment on Gull as we dont have em down here unfortunately.But I will say all the major fuel company's come out of the same tank/ship round here
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Only stories I have heard related to the petrol supposedly needing an octane boost as it came off the ship. Diesel seemed to be all the same as the rest.

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    All Gull fuel is good quality, it's all imported as the big 4 oil companies wont let them draw from Marsden Point, in fact there fuel is of better quality.
    There Force 10 goes well in my big block, heaps better than BP & Mobils 98

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
    I use Gull diesel 100% and no complaints can't say if the truck seems to run better or mileage is more economic it certainly is cheaper at the local self fill than vouchers or fuel card
    Me too...

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    If its imported from Oz, then I wouldnt touch it with a 10ft pole
    Oz Diesel is SHITE..... and will fuck a late model HP injection system in a year or 2

    I can prob tell you what the makeup is if I can find the analysis here...

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    I was told by my mechanic (an authorised Suzuki dealer) not to run Gull fuel through my outboard, a new Suzuki, because Gull fuel is based on methanol (or ethanol, not sure which, or if there is a difference) and it roots the seals in the fuel system.

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    I have run a fleet of thirty trucks on Gull diesel for the last eightenn months since the local BP franchise owner sold out and Gull took over. No problems with it

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    Hmm I've been running BP exclusively for over a year now. I've been told it (Gull) has water in it, and it fucks common rail fuel pumps, but I'm running a dirty old Hilux.

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    Gull diesel comes from a Singapore refinery and wont fuck engines, it's actually better quality than what is produced here in NZ.
    There higher grade petrol has 10% ethanol (Force 10) and I run it in my stock standard 454ci corvette, runs like a dream.
    Beavis - ofcourse your local BP retailer would say that especially if he has a Gull S/S 5 - 10 cents a litre cheaper than him around the corner.
    I run trucks, diggers, utes and my boat on Gull diesel and alls well.
    We have just completed a job on a $30 MIL Gin Palace and the skippers refuelling on Thursday, taking on over 100,000 litres of Gull diesel

    Marsden Point refines product, fuel is sent to the Wiri oil terminal thru one pipeline, have you ever thought of how they seperate the different grades of fuel when they pump it???
    It's not rocket science but lets just say nothing is wasted.

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    5ppm will ROOT a common rail setup in about 10 mins.
    The issue with Oz fuel is Sulphur content. MANY issues with late model vehicles requiring complete fuel system replacement when only ~3 yrs old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Hmm I've been running BP exclusively for over a year now. I've been told it (Gull) has water in it, and it fucks common rail fuel pumps, but I'm running a dirty old Hilux.
    All fuel has water in it. Just the way it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    All fuel has water in it. Just the way it is
    Only when oil companies run there Depot bulk storage tanks low, they pump water in them and as fuel has a lower sg the fuel floats on top and is drawn off, sometimes they get it wrong and get a guts full of water and it's delivered to the S/S where the poor old punters cop it.

    Remember a couple of years ago the Mobil site in Wellsford did just that, on a long weekend as well, shit it was on the 6 O'clock news.

    On another occasion a certain Oil Company had a bulk storage tank with approx 1 million litres of Jet A1 in it, the steel bottom sprung a leak, they wanted to keep the tank in service as it supplied fuel to many customers so they continously ran water into the tank at a faster rate than the leak thereby keeping the fuel above the leak.

    Well this had been going on for several months while the back room boffins got there shit together, budgets prepared etc and a long weekend comes along and some dopey maintenance worker accidently turns off the tap, the boys turn up after the long weekend and do a sounding on the tank and find its empty, all 1 million litres of the stuff gone.

    They spent more money than the fuel was worth on consultants and trying to recover the stuffand doubt they would have recovered 1% of it.

 

 

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