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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2006, 12:29:23 pm »
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well. we have bought it on ourselves... the more we use petrol the more prices are going to rise.. Petrol WILL be 2.50 before the end of this year unless the population puts their foot down..

The more we let or stupid left wing govt push us round.. the more Tax they are going to recieve from us the suckers.. they are clipping the ticket on 54cents per litre (not including GST on the petrol too..) and not a dollar of that is going to roads.. 

I agree, only thing is there is a slight flaw, that is that the government taxation is static, ie it doesn't change when the petrol price goes up, therefore, if our consumption of petrol drops then the governments tax take also drops, and they then have to put up other taxes (or increase the petrol tax) to compensate, doh.

On another note does anyone know what avgas is at the moment? It was $1.90 in the last week of march when 98 was about $1.74 ( i think) Not much in it really......
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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2006, 12:46:35 pm »

On another note does anyone know what avgas is at the moment? It was $1.90 in the last week of march when 98 was about $1.74 ( i think) Not much in it really......

interesting... are there any long term ill-effects when using avgas?
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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2006, 01:00:13 pm »
interesting... are there any long term ill-effects when using avgas?
There is, I just cant remember what, I think it has lead in it doesnt it?
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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2006, 02:13:36 pm »
There is, I just cant remember what, I think it has lead in it doesnt it?

It has lead, which contaminates the O2 sensor and causes problems. Sorry don't know anything more specific.

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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2006, 05:33:15 pm »
It has lead, which contaminates the O2 sensor and causes problems. Sorry don't know anything more specific.

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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2006, 07:26:20 pm »
Hmmm, not when I recall "the good times" when I payed a dollar per litre of 96.

s**t I must be old I can remember when it was 48 cents

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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2006, 10:02:54 pm »
avgas is leaded, therefore is not road legal, it also will kill your o2 sensor (rendered totally useless due to deposits on the actual sensor body that cause the sensor to effectively burn out) however i beleive that you can buy lead safe sensors, no idea what they are worth, but i imagine a lot. Also leaded petrol is particularily corrosive and is very likely to damage things like exhaust systems. (may effect other things in the fuel system too, i dunno for sure) nothing like the smell of avgas and hot brakes at dawn though, and the crisp crackle  of a group a rally car with anti lag armed..... ;D
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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2006, 10:03:01 am »
It has lead, which contaminates the O2 sensor and causes problems. Sorry don't know anything more specific.


hehehe no such worries in an '85 80GTE....... when can I get some??


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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2006, 10:41:25 am »

hehehe no such worries in an '85 80GTE....... when can I get some??



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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2006, 12:22:33 pm »
............ my handbook says 75,..................

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Handbook says 68, Q version 70. Where 75 came from I don't know. I'd still like to know how I managed to fill up (when I first bought her) by putting in 77,9l !! inot a 68l tank. Is there a 'reserve' that isn't included in the stated capacities?

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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2006, 12:37:59 pm »
Is there a 'reserve' that isn't included in the stated capacities?
Most cars a 5 - 8 Litre unstated reserve..

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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2006, 06:12:36 pm »
I agree, only thing is there is a slight flaw, that is that the government taxation is static, ie it doesn't change when the petrol price goes up, therefore, if our consumption of petrol drops then the governments tax take also drops, and they then have to put up other taxes (or increase the petrol tax) to compensate, doh.


Certainly there is a fixed proportion of tax in petrol. However as I see it (and correct me if I'm wrong) as GST is charged on top of the fixed costs it means the higher the overall petrol price goes the more tax is actually collected.
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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2006, 06:33:17 pm »
Certainly there is a fixed proportion of tax in petrol. However as I see it (and correct me if I'm wrong) as GST is charged on top of the fixed costs it means the higher the overall petrol price goes the more tax is actually collected.
Correct. But is GST charged on the tax component of petrol as well? If it is, as i think it is, then we are paying tax on the tax. Damned government.
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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2006, 08:27:45 pm »
I hope my new car will be more economical than the vento!

Petrol costs a poor dtudent like me too much, well it means I just spend less on drinks and Mc Ds so its not too bad..
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Re: $100 to fill an A4
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2006, 08:55:28 pm »
Correct. But is GST charged on the tax component of petrol as well? If it is, as i think it is, then we are paying tax on the tax. Damned government.
Was interesting and annoyed to hear Mobils latest profit figures. Very small at only $8b. Think that was just for a quarter year as well. Not sure if Us or NZ $ but it doesnt make much of a difference.

Yep - it's a tax on tax  >:( But that's a whole other discussion!
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