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"Australia has the fifth cheapest unleaded petrol in the world due to comparatively lower taxes but the fuel is of a poorer quality, ranking 66th out of the Top 100 countries — and the lowest in the 35 OECD countries — according to a 2016 report."

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/motoring-news/toyota-claims-fuel-quality-standards-are-blocking-hitech-superefficient-cars/news-story/86c42083536425d7d213031008a8efb4

My cars seem to run perfectly fine  , but YMMV. Fuel is pretty cheap in the lucky country  and the old saying , you get what you pay for...

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If our fuel is regarded as cheap and taxes are low, SHITE the rest must be getting shafted massively!!

 

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Come on Tazzieman you got to be having a laugh ,,,,Every one knows we get screwed at the pump .............not in a nice tickle your back pocket  friendly kinda way ..............we get the big fist with sand and hot sauce for lubricant ...:Chuckle2:

The price fluctuates more than Government popularity polls ....:rolleyes:

And lets not start on E10 ?????????????

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I just pasted the link. Comments welcome!

We have it real gude in da Lucky Country , as opposed to manyplaceelsewhere.

E10 is rubbish , but classic car nuts like me take heart from

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/07/30/u-k-government-keeps-classic-cars-in-mind-as-it-considers-introducing-e10-fuel/

Enjoy the death throes of the combustion age whilst you can. I've got another 30 years of noisy motoring ahead, one way or another!

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Actually fuel standards are under review at the moment with industry consultation having closed on 18 March 2018.  Funny that the article didn't mention what I would have thought to be a pertinent point.

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/fuel-quality/standards/review

I'm happy to pay the extra estimated 1.6 to 2 cents per litre to reduce the sulphur content down to 10ppm.

However I'm not happy to accept Toyota's other proposal that their No. 1 sellers - 4wd's primarily driven by mums on school runs and dual cab utes driven by dickheads - should be afforded lower emission standards than passenger cars.  I suggest that's Toyota being a little disingenuous.

Love your work Tazzie, Tuesday arvo's been a bit quiet and I enjoy seeing a bit of yelling at clouds!  

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19 minutes ago, Peter M said:

Love your work Tazzie, Tuesday arvo's been a bit quiet and I enjoy seeing a bit of yelling at clouds!  

I'm the least grumpy guy here!
I never yell either. EVER!

It's all good fun , what with this car stuff and discussing lubricants and and poking fun at older and younger people. :D

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31 minutes ago, Peter M said:

Once you get bored with petrol, this new oil thread on Pelican is kinda fun and not too long (yet!)

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/1004106-porsche-classic-10w-60-motor-oil.html

I avoid pelican and other forums. All the entertainment and info is at PFA!
That said , Bill Verburg's comments are noteworthy. He is a smart curmudgeon who knows his 911 onions!

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Here we have a choice we can get the good 98 or the crap 91 and some manufacturers  specify the good for their cars but it seems Toyota customers can not read or can not  afford the good stuff. 

Toyota as usual are only interested in Toyota.

The rubbish being spewed out about the SUV and Dual cabs etc not being held to the same standards as passenger cars when they know full well they are used as passenger cars shows the contempt they really have for harmful emissions and the health of their customers. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Redracn said:

Here we have a choice we can get the good 98 or the crap 91 and some manufacturers  specify the good for their cars but it seems Toyota customers can not read or can not  afford the good stuff. 

Toyota as usual are only interested in Toyota.

The rubbish being spewed out about the SUV and Dual cabs etc not being held to the same standards as passanger cars when they know full well they are used as pasanger cars shows the contempt they really have for harmful emissions and the health of their customers. 

 

Interesting considering the ATO is cracking down on dual cab utes ostensibly being used as commercial vehicles when in fact we all know they are used as company cars to defeat FBT.

http://www.pitcher.com.au/news/ato-targeting-dual-cab-utes

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16 minutes ago, GC9911 said:

Interesting considering the ATO is cracking down on dual cab utes ostensibly being used as commercial vehicles when in fact we all know they are used as company cars to defeat FBT.

http://www.pitcher.com.au/news/ato-targeting-dual-cab-utes

Yep, basically only to the tip and back from Home, maximum private mileage 1000kms or something paltry, no return trip > 200kms.  Users will have to provide declarations to employers, who will have to have no reason not to believe the employee.  I can see that happening.....

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4 hours ago, tazzieman said:

I just pasted the link. Comments welcome!

We have it real gude in da Lucky Country , as opposed to manyplaceelsewhere.

E10 is rubbish , but classic car nuts like me take heart from

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/07/30/u-k-government-keeps-classic-cars-in-mind-as-it-considers-introducing-e10-fuel/

Enjoy the death throes of the combustion age whilst you can. I've got another 30 years of noisy motoring ahead, one way or another!

Someone tried to convince me recently that all out fuel was to have part ethanol in it? I cannot find anything to support this but he was convinced... I am not though! I hope the boffin heads bloody don't!!

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10 hours ago, ANF said:

Someone tried to convince me recently that all out fuel was to have part ethanol in it? I cannot find anything to support this but he was convinced... I am not though! I hope the boffin heads bloody don't!!

From my understanding it is only NSW and QLD that are burdened with this crap ,,plenty of studies to show that you get less mileage per tank of E10 compared to 95 ....

Its so called environmental benefits are negative and well documented ,,at present the other states have steered clear of it with good reason ..

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On 8/7/2018 at 5:19 PM, Peter M said:

and dual cab utes driven by dickheads -

I drive a dual cab ute ...

On 8/7/2018 at 8:46 PM, GC9911 said:

Interesting considering the ATO is cracking down on dual cab utes ostensibly being used as commercial vehicles when in fact we all know they are used as company cars to defeat FBT.

Surely that doesn't happen?

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2 hours ago, edgy said:

So maybe I won't order that Ranger Raptor..... 

V6 Amarok Ultimate, trust me, V6 grunt, 4w discs not drums, 8 speed auto.

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