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    Have anybody had contaminated fuel from a supermarket ie pertol in with the diesel.

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    Not in the car but we have had 8 out of 19 trucks at work with problems, all of us with problems filled up at Chievley Services which uses BP BioFuels and in the cold weather it goes a bit like syrup and clogs the filters. HTH

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    It is very rare for cross contamination, but it does happen
    Many years ago a BP in Dundee swapped the diesel and unleaded on a delivery
    The Police went back to the store and advised them to stop selling all petrol as there were at least 18 cars along the A90 all with broken engines

    One of my own petrol stations received water instead of unleaded
    Thankfully this was spotted within one hour of the delivery as the tank alarm activated
    There were still at least ten claims for water contamination
    However we received more than eighty claims
    We then checked back on the CCTV and found these vehicles would not have been affected and so those owners were prosecuted for fraud
    Ironically, the revenue from the fraud more than covered the cost of the repair costs and new engines to the affected owners!

    Equally, if you are wondering how a petrol station would receive water instead of petrol or diesel, this is used to clean the pipes during routine maintenance at the terminal!

    One final bit of advice, for owners of diesel vehicles
    If you are at a petrol station, whilst it is raining, and there is a tanker delivery in progress
    Find out if the delivery includes diesel
    If it does, do NOT buy any diesel while the delivery is in progress
    The tank alarms are disabled whilst a delivery is in progress, so if any water enters the tank the store will not be aware of this until the delivery has completed
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    there has been loads in the wolves area recentlty seems a smaller fuel station has had a tank fail (poss due to old age) it has been giveing petrol contaminated with water and dirt this gives the cars a missfire when hot we had three one day last week go knows how many cars were affected .........just a note the fuel after haveing the dirt removed still runs my 1963 landy great no problems from the water in it even when the temp was -7 ...........

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