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Old 23 June 2009, 02:47   #21
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Yes the wife has her first diesel car at the moment, and she's terrified of putting petrol in it, but i've told her that as long as she has not put more than say 10 litres in before remembering, filling up with another 40 of diesel to a full tank shouldnt really hurt it, the theory has yet to be tested, though. I know it doesnt make any difference with other diesels I work with all the time, but they are more basic injection systems, I havent tried it with a 2 year old car yet . Infact I've seen much higher amounts of petrol than that, and they still run fine, albeit a bit hot. Its when they get to about 55 -65% petrol that they start to conk out, and even then its not some explosive spectacular, they just wont run.
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I know you can get stabilisers but I am not all that convinced in the use of them!! can you not but varnish remover separately?
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Old 23 June 2009, 13:20   #23
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I know you can get stabilisers but I am not all that convinced in the use of them!! can you not but varnish remover separately?
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Yeh but it attacks rubber hoses.
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Thats why I never use any of that stuff I knew i did it for a reason.
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If your cars are older diesels then just chuck it in the tank. A few litres into a full tank now and again won't hurt and actually helps in the winter. To be safe chcuk in a litre or 2 of cooking oil as well - and yes I AM serious!!!

I often get free fuel from a mates garage this way cos most people are too scared to use mixed fuels.
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Does this also apply to a 2st pre-mix of oil and petrol - added to a full tank of diesel?
Sounds too easy!
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Does this also apply to a 2st pre-mix of oil and petrol - added to a full tank of diesel?
Sounds too easy!
... No .. on the other hand yes it shouldnt make a lot of difference ,, go and do it and let us know
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No problem at all - in fact it's even safer as the lubricity lost by the petrol is restored a bit by the oil - that's why I said to chuck cooking oil in there!!!
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