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    Avatarprocess
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    #1238825
    Avatarprocess
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    just seen this as well… Tesco builds £7m police station – in return for new giant superstore | Mail Online wonder where the loyaltys of the police will lie when tescos is building them nice shiny new offices.. 🙁

    #1238821
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    The people of that area and the UK as a whole are equally guilty. They have allowed Tescos to get this powerful by their purchasing patterns and their demand for long opening hours and cheap fuel.

    Even my right on raver friends a few years ago would always stop off at Tescos before going to Thetford Forest and on Sunday would buy comedown food (or even do their Sunday shopping) at Tescos – rather than put a bit of extra planning into their lives to do the shopping at another time or get alcohol from local off licenses. In many cases they were clearly attracted by the cheap prices, perhaps also of petrol…

    it was things like this what has made me less eager to go partying…

    Now to be fair as a non-driver I dont know if Tescos fuel stations are always the cheapest – but perhaps they are, or at least one of the cheapest? Either way there are plenty of shops around, some of which can match Tesco prices or aren’t that expensive, all it takes is a tiny bit more effort in life but folk won’t put that in.

    Also with older folk when they are told honestly by local politicians “if we don’t take this private deal you will pay more Council Tax to build essential services” they get angry and vote for right wing “free market friendly” parties. Its a bit hipocritical of the Daily Fail to be “exposing” Tescos for this when they support the market over “socialism” (which would be everyone paying a fair rate of taxes, and the Emergency Services having their building paid for by the public sector)..

    #1238834
    Avatarmungo1972
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    Hi All ,
    It all smacks of big business and councilers doing back handers , i though such deals are not supposed to be allowed . From what i just read it seems if you got the money and the contacts you can pretty much do what you want . I mean you could look at it this way that Tesco’s are putting back something into the comunity . However all businesses are there to make money and Tesco’s is no different , so i doubt Tesco’s would have do this unless it beneifited them in some way .

    This mean the new police stations gonna have Tesco adverts all over it …..” West Bromwich police sponsored by Tesco ” …..” get your two for one offer , get nicked twice for just one crime ” . I dont think it will be long before our emergency services are run by contract companies anyway , alot of the public sector has gone that way already . !!!!!

    regards
    Mungo

    #1238830
    AvatarMoonie
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    Just quickly, Tesco’s petrol is always cheaper, but it’s got twigs in it.

    #1238828
    AvatarGylfi Gudbjornsson
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    @Moonie 433107 wrote:

    Just quickly, Tesco’s petrol is always cheaper, but it’s got twigs in it.

    the tesco by my house, it’s 139.9p for petrol and 144.9p for diesel…..not cheap at all, but that the joy of living in a commuter town

    #1238831
    AvatarMoonie
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    Fair enough, it’s always the cheapest place in town where I am.

    #1238822
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @Moonie 433107 wrote:

    Just quickly, Tesco’s petrol is always cheaper, but it’s got twigs in it.

    really? if true its worth publicising this wider, I don’t know much about cars but I’m sure bits of tree in the tank really aren’t going to do peoples pride and joy any good at all. Although they must settle to the bottom there would be all the sediment etc…

    #1238829
    AvatarDafuq Usain
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    dunno bout the uk but over here, tescos petrol and diesel is pure shite, the diesel runs shite in tdi engines ie. no boost and serious turbo lag due to less exhaust fumes and the petrol has a lower octane rating causing pinking or predetonation and less power and its no cheaper than other filling stations unless ya buy a loada shoppin in tescos first

    #1238832
    AvatarMoonie
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    I was exaggerating a bit GL, but it’s seriously shite, nowhere near the claimed RON and so full impurities and shit it’s no wonder that it’s so cheap. It’s like getting juice drink instead of juice, not good.

    #1238833
    Avatarmanaman
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    was it asdas or tescos that had to stop selling their petrol because the additives in it were found to damage the engine anyone remember that a few years back?

    #1238823
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    lots of places in SE England including Tescos got supplied with contaminated petrol in 2007.

    2007 UK petrol contamination – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    As for the current poor quality of the stuff, what we need to do is for chaps like Moonie and SpacedInvader to tell all their friends, in terms that not just gary boys might understand. I just about know enough (despite being a non driver) to understand why petrol not to correct octane rating is bad, but a surprising amount of drivers do not know or care much about how and why their vehicle works – but if they are presented with the facts that this cheap fuel could land them with expensive repair bills, the overall impact to Tescos could be more than any protest action…

    #1238835
    Avatarmungo1972
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    Hi General Lighting ,
    Its funny you should mention this as i have had a O2 sensor warning light light up on my car for a while , had the cat replaced as it was blowing due to a hole but i still get the O2 sensor coming on after the cat replacement . I even passed an MOT on emissions with this O2 warning light ? now im thinking is it where i fill up ?………although its not Tesco’s . However maybe its not so much what company your petrol stations is but more what refinery the fuel is supplied from ?

    That would be intersting to know as owning a car is expensive enough with out it being damaged by fuel that is substandard !!!!!

    regards
    Mungo
    ps are fuel suppliers acting like bad dealers as in they are cutting their product ?

    #1238824
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    the kit the MOT tester use might be a lot more sophisticated than the sensor in the car, or this sensor could be knackered and the mechanic didn’t think to replace it. Last time I had any particular interest in cars, they didn’t even have the emissions testing!

    it is true, the fuel suppliers are acting like bad dealers, because the product is becoming more expensive. However from what Moonie and SpacedInvader are saying, the main symptoms of poor quality petrol would be that the car does not reach its maximum performance. Whether you notice it or not probably hinges on your driving style and how much you are into cars (which is how Tescos and others get away with it as many people aren’t as observant about stuff like engine performance). I am no expert on cars though, so perhaps the two other lads or anyone else here might be able to explain how you can check if bad fuel may be causing problems..

    #1238826
    AvatarDaftFader
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    Mby the O2 sensor’s broken?

    #1238836
    Avatarmungo1972
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    Hi Kung Fo Fader ,
    Well it is as it keeps setting of my O2 sensor , but it fires off only now and then and for no reason !!! . Also its not like i hear any change in engine sound or lose of power etc . Only one way to find out and change the bloody thing and then no doubt find its some thing else :-O

    thats cars for you 🙂

    regards
    Mungo

    #1238827
    AvatarDaftFader
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    BTW the title to this thread is Censorship not Sensorship. 😛

    #1238837
    Avatarmungo1972
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    Hi Kungo Fo Fader ,
    Dammit i was supposed to posting this on the RAC forum………:-)

    regards
    Mungo

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