Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW) - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-04, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
whippet_zetec's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Stanhope Gardens
Age: 38
Posts: 315
Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW)

I dont kow if this has already been brought up on here, but over the last three weeks around my travels (Blacktown, Northmead, Pennant Hills, Berowra, Revesby) no bloody Shell Servo has Optimax at the pump...anyone else finding this and does anyone know what the deal is (just incase its just not my mind playing tricks on me)

Zetec 3-Door Manual, Ink BlueWhippet (Bundy) on the back seat busting to get out and run, and White Fluffy Dog (Chardonnay) on the front seat with her head out the window

whippet_zetec is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-04, 05:20 AM
Faster than Zyrtec
dave_au's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Sydney.
Age: 33
Posts: 2,105
Re: Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW)

Yeah I noticed it the last time I was forced to fill up at Shell Wahroonga.

I usually use mobil 8000
dave_au is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-04, 05:22 AM
Mr Jucy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: beyond caring
Age: 37
Posts: 2,708
Re: Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW)

Shells all over Sydney having being running out of fuel for the last month or two. Someone on here explained why I can't remember something to do with having issues processing the crude I think but they said they expected them to fix it soonish. It seems not to be as bad as it was a little while back tho.
Mr Jucy is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-04, 02:11 PM
Yeah .... I am here
XR8fella's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Coffs Harbour NSW
Age: 34
Posts: 751
Re: Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW)

I am up in Coffs Harbour, and all last week my local Shell servo was out of optimax and only one tank had povo unleaded.

His :
Black AU II XR8 Manual Ute
Hers :
XR8fella is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-04, 02:43 PM
Ford Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Canberra
Age: 28
Posts: 175
Re: Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW)

According to someone who works for Shell in Canberra down here something at the Sydney refinery has broke therefore there wont be any Optimax or LRP for 2 weeks..
Fordz is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-04, 03:37 PM
17" is for 4cyc
Bluedriver's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: in a paved palace !
Age: 35
Posts: 1,871
Re: Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW)

I filled up at the Shell in North Ryde only the other day with Optimax.....

'02 XR8 S111 220kw + a little more
Bluedriver is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-16-04, 02:42 AM
Australian ED XR6 Member
Wulos's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Central Coast NSW
Age: 44
Posts: 569
Re: Optimax (98RON) Shortage (NSW)

Tis not just optimax....
Have noticed for last 6-7 weeks that shells have been running out of ALL unleaded / opti / LRP (mainly unleaded & opti though) & have been left high & dry for 3-4 days or so. This is DEFINITELY an issue for those that use a fleet vehicle meaning that shell are the sole fuel supplier. Hope they sort it out sooner rather then later.

"Fat men cannot run as fast as thin men, but we build most of our vehicles as though dead weight fat increased speed.......I cannot imagine where the delusion that weight means strength comes from." - Henry Ford.
Wulos is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parts Shortage fpv f6t F6 Typhoon | XR6 Turbo 12 11-12-04 12:34 AM
Optimax hambo_12 The Pub 15 10-09-04 06:12 AM
Is Optimax crap or brilliant? XRchic F6 Typhoon | XR6 Turbo 21 04-10-04 03:38 AM
How clean is your 98ron fuel,I will tell you EATURBO The Pub 3 08-01-03 10:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome