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Old 08 July 2004, 13:01   #1
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Hi all

I must say before I post this that you did not hear it from me guv
The reson I am posting this is because if I did it he would :

Does anyone know the difference between petrol and diesel?
Well my dear friend Mark Bealy, of Jets Marivent fame, don't!!!

He has spent most of the day today getting it sorted and he is sposed to be here in Swansea
Vauxhall Diesel engines don't like unleaded petrol.
I know this may come as a shock but its true

Best bit was he tried to blame me and he was in Sheffield and I was in Kent!!!

The main bonus is that I now am the proud tower of a 7m Revenger.

Should I give it back?

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Old 08 July 2004, 13:13   #2
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na, give it to me!
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Old 08 July 2004, 13:30   #3
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Can,t think which way round but but one way is sure to cost you a new engine i am sure its diesel in a petrol will kill it

saying that i sent a guy from work to fill up a 406 petrol hire car up
and when he came back he said i had broke the filler cap as the diesel pump
would not fit he still got 25 pounds in it

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Old 08 July 2004, 13:32   #4
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I'll have the mixed fuel though, the FV432 Armoured Personel Carrier we have at the site runs on anything as it has a multifuel engine! It'll even run on chip fat!

The police bring it up in 100 gallons at a time! The joy of idiots putting the wrong fuel in!
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Old 08 July 2004, 13:37   #5
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..... It'll even run on chip fat!

The police bring it up in 100 gallons at a time! The joy of idiots putting the wrong fuel in!
Are you suggesting that our brave "boys in blue" get through a lot of chips? Shame on you.....
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Old 08 July 2004, 17:48   #6
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Jon,

As you say you did not hear this from me but ....

I spoke to Mark shortly after the alledged incident ...BP have changed the language of their signs !!

Now to add to you humour Mark had a little but painfull, or rather and according to him very painfull op last week that left him a little sore in the nether regions.

So I guess we can conclude that he is now running on unleaded but until he can undertake proper trails is still unsure whether the driving force runs on leaded, diesel or not at all !!.

Of course dont let the world know that I let slip. But then again if you sell in the marine trade then you cant hide anything.!!

Mark B damned good bloke (or was) though

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I'll have the mixed fuel though, the FV432 Armoured Personel Carrier we have at the site runs on anything as it has a multifuel engine! It'll even run on chip fat!

The police bring it up in 100 gallons at a time! The joy of idiots putting the wrong fuel in!

I can get you Fuel if you need it and the engine isn't fussy. There is a Fuel Tank cleaning company next to us and they clean and drain filling station tanks and have a problem getting rid of the stuff. Let me know and I'll introduce you

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Old 15 July 2004, 04:14   #8
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Jon,

As you say you did not hear this from me but ....

I spoke to Mark shortly after the alledged incident ...BP have changed the language of their signs !!

Now to add to you humour Mark had a little but painfull, or rather and according to him very painfull op last week that left him a little sore in the nether regions.

So I guess we can conclude that he is now running on unleaded but until he can undertake proper trails is still unsure whether the driving force runs on leaded, diesel or not at all !!.

Of course dont let the world know that I let slip. But then again if you sell in the marine trade then you cant hide anything.!!

Mark B damned good bloke (or was) though

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Did not want to mention his little op.
Having just spent the last week with him I heard, in graphic details, all about his little op!!!

Yes hw is a top bloke too

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Old 15 July 2004, 05:02   #9
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Re earlier post; So the cops bring you old chip fat to run your APC? If its driven on the road (public) you'd get done for tax evasion, possibly by the same outfit!
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I was talking to a friend the other day who mentioned a petrol station down the road from him, he claims he had once by accident started to fill up his car with Diesel and realised what he had done, he said he'd put 2 worth in when he realised, so quickly swapped over pumps to the unleaded and continued to fill the car with 30 worth, he then went to pay and becuase he'd switched pumps the clock had stopped on 2, so he told the guy what he'd done but becuase the guy had no way of verifying it they could only charge him 2, the car ran fine, apparently if its only a small amount then it will dilute down to nothing in a full tank of unleaded and the engine wont be effected.

Now i'm not sure if that was bull or not....what do you think
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