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Question 24 hour servo for alpine diesel

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by Cozzie, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Cozzie

    Cozzie Hard Yards

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    Hi, I went over the weekend and had trouble finding a 24 hour servo as my group usually leave Melb late.

    We were able to get the last servo at Mt Beauty to open up for us (with a 30 dollar charge) but if he did not pick up then we would be stuck. Don't want this to happen again next time, does anyone know any 24 hr servos on the way?
     
  2. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or carry a couple of jerry cans with you.
     
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  3. Mercyrx3

    Mercyrx3 Hard Yards

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    Hume won't be Alpine but you can make your own with 5% kero

    The following is copied from a BP PDF ( sorry about the full stops)

    BLENDING DIESEL
    If.you.are.not.in.an.alpine.area.but.have.abnormally.cold.weather,.a.diesel.blend.may.provide.
    some.relief. to.lower. the. cloud. point...Heating.oil.(duty.paid.at.diesel.rate).is.an.effective.
    blending.agent.and.your.BP.supplier.can.provide.information.on.how.to.perform.this.safely,.
    but.typically.would.involve.the.following:.

    Heating.Oil.at.25.litres.for.each.100.Litres.of.diesel,.or.

    kerosine.at.5.litres.for.each.100.litres.of.Diesel..
    Please. note. that. these. ratios. would. cover. most. regions. in. Australia.. . To. ensure. optimal.
    blending,.consult.AS.3570-1998.for.accurate.heating.oil./.kerosine.ratios..Additives.that.are.
    claimed.to.improve.cold.flow.properties.are.available.from.a.number.of.Commercial.Suppliers..
    Contact.BP.for.more.information.about.these......



     
  4. Cozzie

    Cozzie Hard Yards

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    Where in Hume? I do not think I have seen any servo on hume sell alpine diesel.
     
  5. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Simple solution is Caltex in Myrtleford (on the right heading to ski fields on the way out of town) has 24hr card service and stocks Alpine diesel for the duration of the ski season. Unfortunately both of the servos in Mt Beauty close at 7pm.
     
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  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Noticed last night that the TS servo was still open at 7.30. So maybe the Friday hours are different these days.

    The morning after the overnight -9 earlier in the month saw a bunch of diesels in trouble at Falls Ck. The RACV guy said that some had both Alpine diesel and an additive. Caltex say their Alpine mix extends the range by 4 degrees.