Ask RiotACT: Petrol in Fyshwick

sldm 19 October 2018 5
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Hi, Rioters,

My car is 15 years old and is in pretty good order. It takes 40 litres and when the gauge says half, I fill up to 20 litres exactly.

A month ago when the tank was half full, I had to put in 27 litres (I fill up fortnightly). Yesterday, when it was half empty, I had to put in 24 litres. This time I alerted the station, who said it could be a problem with my car. I said that next time, I will check with another petrol station. I went to Toyota Fyshwick immediately who said the problem could be with either the car or the petrol station and suggested I ask the petrol station when their tanks were last calibrated. I do hope this is a minor problem with my car as this station is quite convenient for me.

Has anyone else experienced something similar?

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5 Responses to Ask RiotACT: Petrol in Fyshwick
sldm sldm 6:19 pm 24 Oct 18

Yet another update to my post – you need to call the National Trade Measurement hotline on 1300-686-664. They don’t need your identity or details, but need the address of the petrol station and pump number, which will be on the receipt.

Peter McDonald Peter McDonald 5:05 pm 24 Oct 18

Fill a 20 litre jerrycan with 20litres from the pump. Compare the difference, lk

Giovanni Imbriano Giovanni Imbriano 3:24 pm 23 Oct 18

I can’t believe that they actually do this and get away with it. This is corrupt and they should be closed down so they make no money and investigated.

sldm sldm 12:52 pm 23 Oct 18

This is an update to my post. I used another petrol station and my half tank was exactly 20 litres. So there’s nothing wrong with my car. I have just now contacted Measurements Australia and they will follow it up! Sometimes perhaps the cheapest retailer isn’t always the best. Thanks Rodney for replying, and thanks Riot-ACT for putting up my post! 🙂

Alfredo D'Andrea Alfredo D'Andrea 6:43 am 23 Oct 18

Yes, fuelling at multiple stations around Majura park and QBN same issues, I am consistently getting different ranges/Kms out of fuel purchases. Something may not be right with fuel. 😩

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