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    i did the clasic stupid thing on friday night - filled my derv up with petrol !. i didn't realise & i drove 1/2 a mile home, i later jumped in to go to the shops & as i pulled off the drive it started to misfire big stile, still not realising i'd put petrol in i called the AA which they remided me that i wasn't covered for home start, i started racking my brain, crank or cam shaft sensor fault e.t.c. then i had a flash back about filling it up, sure enough checked my receipt 36 litres of petrol -gutted. phoned AA back & explained, but they couldn't send anyone till monday, called RAC who i'm not a member of & they sent a company round within the hr, they did a excellent job, sucked all the fuel from the tank via the fuel pipes from the fuel filter, then sucked all the fuel back out of the pump from the fuel lines, put 10 litres of fuel in & after a bit of coughing & spluttering the car was fine again.

    just what i needed before xmas £188 quid, still cheaper than a new engine i suppose.

    i think i was very lucky though.

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    bet you feel like a right plonker lol ....your not the first and won't be the last to do that mate

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    i felt like a complete fool, apparently around 150,000 people do it a year. my wife was right though, if she had done it i'd gone completely mad.

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    aye its all right if we do it ...but if the mrs does it then thats a different story lol

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    Unlucky mate, i think you got off lightly £188 is just a slap on the wrist it could have been muuuuccccccchhhhh worse.

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    Is'nt there some technical gizmo available now to stop this happening?

    A buzzer of some sort

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    Lucky man!

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    Lucky !! Glad its ok, £188 sounds quit fair compared to what could have been done

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    you wont be the last mate, i did it on my lorry, mind on other things and stuck £187.23p worth of unleaded in it

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