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Fuel Warning!!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ClaireLouise, May 7, 2011.


  1. ClaireLouise

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    Just thought I would post this because I did know till today :D



    Dont Fill up your car with fuel when the petrol tanker is on the forecourt delievering fuel!!!
    It stirs up all the bits in the tank under the petrol station and it can end up in your tank and cause problems.

    My dad repaired a neighbours car last week that had been filled up at Morrisons when the tanker was in. Caused loads of problems and cost £300+(not including a lost tank of fuel) to put right and that was my dad getting it sorted cheap!
     
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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    :eek: Thanks for the warning, makes sense but its not something I would have thought of.
     
  3. CharleyRogan

    CharleyRogan PetForums VIP

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    I have never heard this and used to work in a petrol station! All depends what's being put in at the time I suppose, they don't just whack it all in because the numbers have to be checked and all in all it takes about an hour to do because we used to have to go out and supervise! (Nice sit off with a cup of coffee). I suppose its probably something to do with the water build up, as thats the main reason petrol pumps stop working because they get water in them! least it was in our case!!!!

    I heard driving on empty causes crap in the engine but filling up I haven't heard!
     
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    bigdaddy PetForums VIP

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    thought there was ment to be filters on the tanks to stop any carp going up to the pumps

    i would of gone back to the garage
     
  5. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    never knew that, thanks :)
     
  6. ClaireLouise

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    Morrisons are having to pay for it :)

    They filled up and pulled off the forecourt and the car was jumping and stuttering. They found loads of sediment in the tank and the car is only 8months old so its not buit up over time. Morrisons are accepting liability
     
  7. CharleyRogan

    CharleyRogan PetForums VIP

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    I don't think it necessarily crap, I think its water which does mess your engine up!

    Also using your phone in a petrol station will cause you to blow up is actually a myth. They have debunked it! Also CB radios will not cause you to blow up, they were banned as they use to mess with the pumps so you got more petrol than you should for the same price!
     
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    hmmm need a CB radio me thinks..... :glare:
     
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    Do you know why you never see puddles of fuel on the ground at gas stations? It's simple, petroleum vaporizes below the boiling point of water (100°C), 95°C to be exact in atmospheric conditions at sea level.
     
  11. CharleyRogan

    CharleyRogan PetForums VIP

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    if you see puddles of petrol on a forecourt, complain as they should have put sand on big quantities!!!

    Thats the prob I have with my new car... last person had a manky sock as a petrol cap and now if i put petrol in it, it just evaporates!
     
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