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Old 03 March 2007, 15:14   #21
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You do talk a load of sh*te at times.
Of course you believe everything you read - bit like Tony Blair on the WMD reports from Iraq......

Why hasn't it hurt Ford's or VWs then???
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Old 03 March 2007, 15:31   #22
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Old 03 March 2007, 15:59   #23
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codprawn you do talk out your ass. The government could barely organise a pick nick.

Silicone is known to damage zirconium HEGO sensors. They probably transported the petrol in a diesel tank without washing it properly (i'm pretty sure silicone is used in diesel as an anti-foaming agent) or something along those lines.
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The news report I saw said that silicone damaged heated oxygen sensors and also said that it is, as you say, the anti foaming agent in diesel. Can't immediately understand what the reaction is that causes damage though.

Go and buy an old carbed V8 Land Rover - there should be lots of cheap petrol around and by burning it (thereby saving burning other fuel) rather than dumping it you are being environmentally friendly
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Old 03 March 2007, 16:40   #25
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But why didn't it cause problems for VW or Ford cars? Surely they use HEGO sensorsl? SiO2 would cause problems for them as well.
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It could be any number of reasons cod. Maybe Bosch sensors are more prone to damage than Denso or Fords Motorcraft sensors for example.

If you actually read or listened to the news stories you'd know that there have been suspected cases with most car manufactures, its just affecting specific manufactures more.
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Just heard on the radio they've traced the source of the contamination to 4 storage tanks in Essex.

I hope Del boy and Rodney havn't gone up market, and wern't trying a fast one with that Micky Rooney and a dodgy petrol shipment ?
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I think the silicone thing is a load of bollocks
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My info its the silicone in the fuel thats doing in the sensors in the exhaust systems on modern cars. So if your driving a old banger without cats these should be some bloody cheap petrol about.
Due to a over abuse of alchole last night and this evening me memory disappeared. the sensors in question are called lambda's. Me mate runs a garage and they have been changing these for a few weeks now. unfortunatly one of the cocky mechanics who is even cocker now said 2 weeks ago it was silicone that was doing the damage. ( bloody good guess i suspect ) You cannot clean them, it has been tried only replacements.

But as i say i know nothing.
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