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Old 15 August 2009, 11:49   #31
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If petrol stations did monitor what was in the tank then we'd never have problems.
that clip was a blend problem at refinery which I doubt any filling station sensor would have picked up. Considering the thru-put of a busy supermaket filling station they have surprisingly few problems. Older stations with slow turnover would worry me more. There seems to be no proof that the original incident at the start of the thread was indeed caused by water in the fuel as delivered from the pump. Surely everyone with built in tanks has an in-line water seperator.
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There seems to be no proof that the original incident at the start of the thread was indeed caused by water in the fuel as delivered from the pump.
Agreed. I put that Choc Ice in his tank
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Surely everyone with built in tanks has an in-line water seperator.
They do now
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Old 15 August 2009, 14:32   #33
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To pick-up on Wavelength's points. It was water without shadow of a doubt. It sat at the bottom of the jamjar and we tasted it.

How do you suggest it got in there other than via the fuel pump?

I have two filter/separators, One in the fuel line, the other under the cowl.


FYI. I checked the primary filter again today From the 1/2 pint that the filter held there was perhaps 1/2 a thimble of brown water sludge which would suggest that I'm rid of the stuff.
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Old 15 August 2009, 15:54   #34
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stick some jollup in try fuelset also you can get a fuel.water test paste he botom of the tank if it comes back a difernt colour you got water
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stick some jollup in try fuelset also you can get a fuel.water test paste he botom of the tank if it comes back a difernt colour you got water
Right you've got my permission (not that you'd need it anyway) to shoot me down but is there nothing like a test strip (like the ones GP's use for testing your water) that you can dip into the fuel and it gives a reading if there's water init.
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Anyone recommend a seperator for a 60hp clamshell?
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Old 15 August 2009, 16:25   #37
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How do you suggest it got in there other than via the fuel pump
Not knowing all the facts from both sides I would be reluctant to suggest anything but if you have complained as previously advised and there are no other complaints of a similar nature and timing to yours I would say, playing devil's advocate, it allows reasonable doubt on your conclusions. If it was delivering all that crap the surrounding area should be littered with dead cars and motorbikes. Was the water already in there perhaps? and you have stirred it up with the delivery-I really don't know. But if you have complained and the TSO has done his job he should know of other complaints, should have had a test delivery and dipped the tank for water (although not always possible with offset fills), and should have checked what time there was a tanker there to fill that tank compartment in case it stirred the s***e up.
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Was the water already in there perhaps? and you have stirred it up with the delivery-I really don't know. But if you have complained and the TSO has done his job he should know of other complaints,
without the ability to corroborate problems from other fuel users its impossible to say IMHO.. and I'm sure the garage wont pipe up, but I agree, with such a high turnover of gas its less than likely

BUT in Mollers' defence.. I have had a car that got loaded with shit from a local station so the problem definately exists, perhaps he got a fill somewhere else that caused it, and took a while to feed through in any troublesome quantity
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It sat at the bottom of the jamjar and we tasted it.
OK, so it wasn't a Choc Ice, but I'm sticking with my story.
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OK, so it wasn't a Choc Ice, but I'm sticking with my story.
naow Ar you sayin de oirish arr behoind de cornish in daer choice of bevvy sor.. in which case oid agree wit you sor .. only .. oive got some catchin up to doo
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