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by Avensist
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Is MFG is a MFinG filling station network?
Replies: 39
Views: 4699

Re: Is MFG is a MFinG filling station network?

You're right, Asda acts capriciously. The girl mentioned that she's from the agency and the contract is until 22:00 but since no overtime is paid so bunk off at said times. Goes to show the work attitudes of people today as well as the current economic climate of difficulties sourcing staffs. Your l...
by Avensist
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Is MFG is a MFinG filling station network?
Replies: 39
Views: 4699

Re: Is MFG is a MFinG filling station network?

Yes the Colney one was really convenient for me as it was open 24 hours and often filled up there before returning home to Norfolk. Occasionally used Watford, but now got to rely on M1 Welcome breaks. There are others but often shut early like 16:30 and since I move around during the night, need to ...
by Avensist
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Is MFG is a MFinG filling station network?
Replies: 39
Views: 4699

Re: Is MFG is a MFinG filling station network?

Yeah MFG did announced that they'll be pulling the pumps out gradually. With that sort of price differences, even driving for over 3 miles makes economic sense if you're filling up a tank with over 50 litre. The other day, all stations around M25 were out of fuel, including the one on M1 services. G...
by Avensist
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK LPG shortage?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: UK LPG shortage?

Really sympathise with them. Tfl should do something really. After all, they are the one who pushed the cabbies to go LPG and they've already paid a huge amount to have the conversion. Tlf run filling station or something that public can also use would be nice
by Avensist
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK LPG shortage?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: UK LPG shortage?

I wonder how those converted cabbie drivers coping with the filling station issue. Surely due to the increase in numbers they got to have more filling stations but seems to be going the opposite....
by Avensist
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK LPG shortage?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: UK LPG shortage?

It's sad about those licence life etc. All in the name of health and safety and someone along the way makes money with the detriment to the consumer. The other day on the news that Toyota is experimenting with hydrogen engine (not fuel cell as such). Already had the Gt86 running on hydrogen but the ...
by Avensist
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK LPG shortage?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: UK LPG shortage?

Very interesting. Didn't know Germany was so big on LPG. I thought they were more diesel focused due to German car brands investing heavily on diesel technology. It would be nice to have that sort of LPG filling points here, just drive and fill up with LPG without having to plan where to fill up! I ...
by Avensist
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK LPG shortage?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: UK LPG shortage?

Or it could be that Dacia's LPG system has issues. I remember in early 2000s couple of these types were offered by various car manufacturers, Vialle system were retro fitted if I remember correctly and that had issues which most dealers not equipped or trained to deal with. Consequently, car manufac...
by Avensist
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: End of rip offs?
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: End of rip offs?

You're right Simon. Savings are still there but due to huge price difference between forecourts don't feel the confidence as a consumer.

It is also a regrettable fact about lack of competition, not just the LPG but other industries too.
by Avensist
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: End of rip offs?
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: End of rip offs?

99.9p is getting to MFG's norm.

The Swaffham one is out of action for a very long time, longer than Colney I think.

Colney is ideal location but somehow those at the management often make the wrong decision... History repeat itself...
by Avensist
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: End of rip offs?
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: End of rip offs?

You may be right Brian. The other day, I stopped by at Sainsbury's in London Colney where LPG pump is out of action since October last year as one of the passenger was desperate to go to the loo. I had a word with the staff and they said that the tanks need changing with certification compliance and...
by Avensist
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: End of rip offs?
Replies: 8
Views: 740

End of rip offs?

Is this the end of rip offs? Once those sites are sold, would they become competitive like MRH once was? Wait to be seen. Would be nice to have those LPG pumps reinstated which were removed under the MFG. https://forecourttrader.co.uk/latest-news/details-of-87-mfg-service-stations-to-be-sold-off-rev...
by Avensist
Mon May 23, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlube splitter
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Flashlube splitter

Obviously the manufacturer needs to cut down the cost, but 'cost' here can mean various things. By cutting production cost to such an extent that reliability suffers, then cars come back for warranty repairs in conjunction with lost faith in that particular brand by the consumer, so that is not a tr...
by Avensist
Sun May 22, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlube splitter
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Flashlube splitter

Ford does things which I don't understand. Like the wet belt, and going back in time, the CVH etc. Apart from the engine, what about those two lever hand brake lever which looks like a aeroplane control on cars like S-max? Ok, it's fun but no fun to the consumer if things keep going wrong. As most e...
by Avensist
Sun May 22, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlube splitter
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Flashlube splitter

I remember those old Ford diesels! Endura or something it was called wasn't it? Also they had a very short timing belt replacement intervals if I recall correctly. Back in the days when I was doing high mileage of 40k+ miles per annum, some of my other collegue drivers drove those and tried to convi...
by Avensist
Fri May 20, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Flogas delivery issues
Replies: 125
Views: 10233

Re: Flogas delivery issues

Good to know things are getting back to normal. I started to notice a lot of prices being updated on various areas as well. Seems like huge price differences within France too.
by Avensist
Wed May 18, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlube splitter
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Flashlube splitter

The Jap diesels are very behind in many ways. The UK started to get harsh against diesels since the diesel gate scandal back in 2016, one of the main point being the air quality issues. The movement against diesels in Japan started as early as 1993 for the same reasons and by early 2000s, many local...
by Avensist
Mon May 16, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlube splitter
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Flashlube splitter

Indeed you're right, the pre 2010 cars had your F8 engine and post 2010 had L8 engine which is the same family with the UK Mazda 6. The said issue is confined to F8 engine. From this SK generation of Bongo, they have dropped the 2 litre and the only petrol was the 1.8 and due to lack of power many w...
by Avensist
Sun May 15, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlube splitter
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Flashlube splitter

You're very welcome, I thought I mention that. That engine is one of those very old fashioned one, initially released as carb fed and later proceeded to have fuel injection. I think the whole design is about 40 years old now, very primitive but simple and tough engine. Your Bongo in question was als...
by Avensist
Sun May 15, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlube splitter
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Flashlube splitter

Sorry a bit off topic but just wanted to warn about a common issue with that F8 engine. The spark plugs can come loose with vibration and in some case shoots out so do check them at every service to ensure they are tight. My mate back home had a fleet of those and had this issue with number of them.