A good example of the indiscriminate nature of vehicle mis fuelling cropped up on Sunday. A Dutch gentleman had been playing golf at Wentworth in Surrey, and after he’d finished his round he had to make his way to Dover to catch a late crossing back to mainland Europe.
We’re always apprehensive about older vehicles that have been mis fuelled, particularly with petrol engines. An old vehicle with high mileage will generally speaking have weaker ancillary components that are far less likely to survive the process of being driven with the wrong fuel.
They do say you should never drive your car once you’ve agreed its sale.. Well there is obviously something to the statement as proven by a gentleman who called us today – he was at first very distressed and ultimately very relieved!
Had a call out on Saturday just passed to attend a classic VW camper van stranded in Devon. The family were on board, as was surfing equipment, provisions and a rather noisy boarder terrier! Being in a remote part of north Devon it took us approximately 90 minutes to arrive at their location
We received a call on Sunday evening from a customer who had filled his Honda VTR1000 with diesel – definitely not a good combination! Our chap was despatched to find the customer had ridden several miles before breaking down off the A3.
The weekend just passed we received a call from a rather desperate sounding customer. He had lent his 12 plate E200CDI Mercedes to a friend who had put 10 litres of petrol into the car, realised his mistake, then put 20 litres of diesel into the tank and attempted to re start.