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Too right mate! Got the car back last night and went straight to the petrol station (Sainsburys this time, not trusting those Tescos fellas this time :P )... you should have seen how many times I looked at the pump - must've looked like a right nutjob! Then in the queue I started getting all paranoid that I'd done it again - relief when she said £50 diesel!!!!! According to the garage, "looks like some gypos have nicked some fuel from 'ere before" (said in a thick west country accent!)... there was a hole with a self tapping screw in the bottom of the tank. Wish I had seen that before I took it to the garage - could've drained it myself.
Ok, I admit it... it was me. Actually, I could blame the government before I admit it.... how does that one sound, it was the governments fault!! Off to the garage to collect her now - £80 bill + all the fuel I put in before - £130 is a costly mistake that the wife, Tescos, the government, or indeed I won't be making again!!
Yeah, it's turning out to be an expensive lesson! Personally I blame Tescos... they had written a message on the pump, I was busy reading that rather than looking at which pump i had in my hand! The worst thing about it is I was on my way to my Mums for a slap up Sunday roast, which I missed out on. Got a call from the garage last night - he said they got it started, and all they need to do is change drain the tank, flush the lines, and change the fuel filter. Said he'd do it for £80... that seems cheap, is it a good price? In case "my wife" does this again, is there an easy way to drain the tank?
Yeah, already got the sore ear when I did it!! As well as the humiliating call to the garage to say I did something usually reserved for old or stupid people!! It just konked out on me on the way to the garage. They had to come tow me. It had about a quarter of a tank, then the 15l of petrol, then filled to the top with diesel.
Hi, My wife has put about 15 litres of unleaded in my 51 plate 1.8 TDi Focus. then driven for about 3 miles. I tried syphoning it out, but there seems to be something to stop me doing this. I have filled right up with diesel, and added a shot of Redex Diesel. Seems to be running ok now (got me me to work at least). What are the potential problems I will have, how can I solve them, and how much damage is likely to have been done? Thanks, Chris.