Fuel flow at pumps

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Scrubnuts, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Scrubnuts

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    It might be by imagination, but why do i get the feeling that on some forecourts the flow rate seems to be a lot slower than it used to be.
    I have a theory that the flow rate has been reduced so that you are lulled into thinking that you are getting more for your money.
    When i am fuelling to a set amount (say £20 ) the speed at which the pump reaches my amount can determine how happy i feel about my purchase too quick and i think blimey that didn`t go far, but delivered slower and i think wow! what a lot i got for my money.
    I am not the only one as i have spoken to several people who have the same impression.
    I am sure the big fuel companies use psychology in their efforts to sell us their products.

    Psycho nonsense or what?
     
  2. Jim

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    They always seem to be slow, especially when its raining or i am busting for a pee::bigsmile:.

    Sounds like a good ploy though, but why would they bother, they know we are gonna buy it
     
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    talking to a guy filling up a coach (PSV) at the local sainbury's.
    said he missed his lunch break putting in 250ltrs it was so slow.....100ltrs....pump stops...go and pay......another 100ltrs...pump stops...go and pay....50ltrs....go and pay :Doh::Angry:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i filled the work van (citroen berlingo) at a bunkering fuel pump.......came out so fast most of it went on the floor :Blush::Doh:
     
  5. Road Runner

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    Try filling up with 300 litres of LPG:Doh:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    at least you dont have to hold the trigger.......or do you ??????
     
  7. Road Runner

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    No press a so**ing button for half an hour:Doh::cry:
     

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