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    Just spotted this being discussed overseas.
    Seems that this lot are beginning to make inroads so I suppose it's only a matter of time before the wallet pirates and dodgy politicians work out a way between them to bring it to a halt, but one guy reckons he has bought diesel off these people for 60p a litre for diesel (delivered to his door) which is really cheap by their standards.
    I suppose if they were importing it from Iraq where it was reported to be around 4 cents a litre, they'd be doing well.

    http://www.petroldirect.com/index.htm

    I wonder if they've ever thought of kicking off out here? Might be what's needed to sort the present scam out.
    ..................or is someone seriously taking the U-rhine?

    http://www.petroldirect.com/specialist-fuels.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug4eva
    I like some of these comments.

    "Petrol with 4 times the lead content of ordinary leaded fuels' and "a bit of lead never hurt anyone"

    http://www.petroldirect.com/petrol.htm

    It's got "Smoke 'em up" written alll over it.


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    I like the Vin Diesel biofuel bit
    Suggest this gets moved to the humour section

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    I contacted them & signed up as a trialist for the crystal fuel....delivered to my door in less than a week, & i must say...the fuego is now running like a dream!

    It's nice to see the happy faces behind me in my rearvision mirror as my car blows karmic joy into the atmosphere & with 5.6 fuel economy on the highway...you can't wipe the smile off my face!

    so far...the only drawback I've noticed is a strong urge to wear patchouli perfume, and attacks of the munchies if idling for any length of time....
    the other change I've noticed is that the CD player will now only play Crosby, stills, nash & young.....but I don't class that as a drawback....judy blue eyes suite still sounds good today
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    Ultra Low Cost Value Unleaded (50 RON)
    Especially popular with Rover Metro and Nissan Micra drivers, our 50 RON ULCVU fuel is made from refinery leftovers. This is a very inexpensive fuel indeed as it is actually classified as industrial waste rather than fuel.
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    hehe, a bloke on the radio mentioned that many people are starting to suffer tankruptcy

    In regards to Iraq, petrol is quite expensive and rare there at the moment... There are huge lines that stretch for km's outside the service stations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Just spotted this being discussed overseas.
    Seems that this lot are beginning to make inroads so I suppose it's only a matter of time before the wallet pirates and dodgy politicians work out a way between them to bring it to a halt, but one guy reckons he has bought diesel off these people for 60p a litre for diesel (delivered to his door) which is really cheap by their standards.
    I suppose if they were importing it from Iraq where it was reported to be around 4 cents a litre, they'd be doing well.

    http://www.petroldirect.com/index.htm

    I wonder if they've ever thought of kicking off out here? Might be what's needed to sort the present scam out.
    ..................or is someone seriously taking the U-rhine?

    http://www.petroldirect.com/specialist-fuels.htm



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    Aww geez Graham, d'ya mean it's not for real??

    I was going to use it with some new performance parts I'd ordered too!!

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    dunno if it was a joke or not but i half heard a report on the wireless that a bloke is making biofuel from animal carcasses

    15cpl cost and has covered over 160k km's on it so far

    anyone else heard about it ?

    apparently you can get 2l from a pussy cat
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    an' everbody thought I was jokin'

    Here, puss, puss, puss.......wanna go for a drive?

    Some of the feral cats round here would go a long way; then you can go figure on hares, foxes............oh, and there's a family of ferals up the road, they'd have to be good for a few miles. Particularly if you could bottle what they smoke


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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi

    I contacted them & signed up as a trialist for the crystal fuel....delivered to my door in less than a week, & i must say...the fuego is now running like a dream!

    It's nice to see the happy faces behind me in my rearvision mirror as my car blows karmic joy into the atmosphere & with 5.6 fuel economy on the highway...you can't wipe the smile off my face!

    so far...the only drawback I've noticed is a strong urge to wear patchouli perfume, and attacks of the munchies if idling for any length of time....
    the other change I've noticed is that the CD player will now only play Crosby, stills, nash & young.....but I don't class that as a drawback....judy blue eyes suite still sounds good today
    ....now where did that white rabbit go?.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    an' everbody thought I was jokin'

    Here, puss, puss, puss.......wanna go for a drive?

    Some of the feral cats round here would go a long way; then you can go figure on hares, foxes............oh, and there's a family of ferals up the road, they'd have to be good for a few miles. Particularly if you could bottle what they smoke


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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    dunno if it was a joke or not but i half heard a report on the wireless that a bloke is making biofuel from animal carcasses

    15cpl cost and has covered over 160k km's on it so far

    anyone else heard about it ?

    apparently you can get 2l from a pussy cat
    Yeah... though the cat thing was a bit of a press beat-up: http://au.news.yahoo.com/050914/15/vxuf.html

    Sounds like it's something similar to thermal depolymerisation, which in unscientific terms does the "turning dinosaurs into oil" thing in fast-forward. There's a poultry processing factory in America that makes oil out of turkey offal this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twm
    Dont have to worry until you start playin Peter Grabriel or old Doors Albums
    hello!.....Pete Gabriel is a GOD!!!!!! ....like I said...no drawback at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by twm
    Maybe a few roo's would go well, there bigger than cats

    Not some of the ones we get around here at times!!! They've almost wiped out the hare population.
    The catch 22 I can see with using offal for fuel might be the loss of some fertilisers.
    Amazing though, when you go back to the war years and there was a genuine fuel crisis as opposed to a manipulated one, and before we had so much 'advancement' in motor cars and Governments knew how to manage a budget instead of building empires, they could run cars on Kero and Charcoal, yet today with all the modern technology and supposed higher education of engineers and scientists, we are in crisis and paying through the nose for fuel and these gooses keep appearing on TV trying to look genuinely concerned and telling us we are about to fall into the abyss of a world where the car will have no fuel because reserves are falling dramatically and they don't know what to do to ease the problem. Maybe if we got all the Pollies and their greasy mates to get rid of their oil shares might be a good starter.


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    Heard a farmer on the Country Hour turning part of his canola crop into Bio Diesel. He pointed out that a quarter of crops used to be used for the horses and viewed it in the same light. Said he could get a diesel to run on vegetable oil but only after it was warm. Irony was, his bio diesel was subject to non-refundable excise even if it was only used on farm wheras the excise on bought diesel was fully refundable for farm use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Hall
    Irony was, his bio diesel was subject to non-refundable excise even if it was only used on farm whereas the excise on bought diesel was fully refundable for farm use.
    A local farmer/friend is planning his biodiesel (with sales to me ) and was told that there is a 38cpl tax on bio-diesel. I can't remember which department is imposing the tax.
    Another department, again, I can't remember which, is giving a refund of 38cpl to users of biodiesel.

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