Originally Posted by Wibs
I also noticed this at my local new 'Sainsbury' petrol station.Nice big sign saying no more than 5ltrs.!
I couldn't get the local Sainsburys / Morrisons etc to allow me to fill up my Mercury 25l tanks when I had external tanks - they insisted they were "cans" & I could only fill with 5l legally! Couldn't comprehend the difference between a "can" and a purpose designed, type approved "tank".
I think the legal limits for petrol to be carried are max 10 litres in plastic cans of no more than 5l capacity, or 60l in metal cans or type approved containers (which include "tanks"). Can't comment on how these rules are applied at individual petrol stations