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Filled with the wrong fuel?

January 20, 2015 by admin No Comment

If you’ve accidently put the wrong fuel in your car, don’t turn on the ignition or start the engine. This will circulate the contaminated fuel and increase the risk of expensive damage. You wouldn’t be alone. At least 150,000 drivers put the wrong fuel in their car every year. That’s one every three-and-a-half minutes. It ...

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Branksome contaminated-fuel Tesco petrol station reopens

January 20, 2015 by admin No Comment

A Tesco petrol station that was closed for nearly two months after it sold contaminated diesel has reopened Dozens of vehicles broke down after motorists used diesel pumps at the station in Branksome in Poole, Dorset, on 18 September. At the time, customers complained of damage running into thousands of pounds being done to their ...

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Police cars get talking fuel caps

January 20, 2015 by admin No Comment

Talking fuel caps are being fitted onto Essex Police cars reminding officers not to fill up with the wrong fuel. The force introduced the devices after it paid out £42,000 for repairs in five years because more than 200 cars were filled with the wrong fuel. Automated messages will tell drivers whether their car is ...

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Men are the worst fuel blunderers: Chaps 50% more likely to fill up with the wrong type.

September 10, 2014 by admin No Comment

RAC report revealed that 61% of those filling up with wrong fuel were men Mistake costs around £200 to put right – or £40m across country every year Research also found that 23% of motorists have ran out of fuel at least once Fifty per cent more men than women fill up with the wrong ...

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Chris Evans left red-faced after filling up car with diesel instead of petrol

September 10, 2014 by admin No Comment

RADIO presenter Chris Evans was left feeling rather stupid when his car broke down on the way to work yesterday. The 48-year-old star was forced to take a taxi to work today after he ‘blew up’ his car by filling it with the wrong fuel. The Radio 2 breakfast show host broke down around 90 ...

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Luke Update 17-6-2013

September 10, 2014 by admin No Comment

Just finished a job in Watford on a 4 week old Mercedes E class that we had to tow away from the main dealer who had quoted £10,000 for getting the car back on the road after keeping the car for 1 week. Having removed the petrol from the diesel tank and draining the fuel ...

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Luke Update 9-2-2013

September 10, 2014 by admin No Comment

Brand new Mercedes Minibus on its way to pick up its first passengers the driver put the wrong fuel in and required a fuel drain, felt sorry for him his boss didnt sound best pleased on the phone. At least they got to their pickup in time otherwise the driver would have really been trouble. ...

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Luke Update 6-2-2013

September 10, 2014 by admin No Comment

Just had a pump operative at a shell garage in portsmouth put the wrong fuel in after the fuel drain the garage also gave him a full tank of fuel. how nice of them !! Not the first time we have been called to shell petrol stations after the pump attendant has put the wrong ...

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Luke Update 29-1-2013

September 10, 2014 by admin No Comment

Another busy day started at 4am, at least it was local for our northampton operative, ford transit tdci The rest of the day comprised a few rep mobiles a ford mondeo, vauxhall vectra and a skoda octavia will it be a busy night ? we shall see.

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Luke update 28/1/2013

September 10, 2014 by admin No Comment

What a strange day 3 Volvo XC90 D5s all within 5 hours of each other 1 in bournemouth, 1 poole and the last 1 in London all 3 had put petrol in their diesel tank and driven them to a stop, all 3 needed a fuel drain and a complete flush of their fuel system ...

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