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Old 13 October 2006, 16:28   #1
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New rules at BP

Just gone up to fill the tanks for tomorrows early start, had two 22L tanks in the boot. Into petrol station and lifted the boot and stuck the nozzle in and nothing. Long day at work getting grumpy and still nothing. Then the guy comes running out asking “what are you filling up”. Ok my response of “bin bags” was not the most mature ever.

To be informed that BP has a rule the staff must see the containers you are trying to fill. ???? ahhhhhhhh

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Old 13 October 2006, 17:28   #2
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This has been raised a few times on this forum. Myself included.
The Law is pretty stringent on refuelling. Many places don't allow any lee way for the filling of outboard fuel tanks. best bet is to find a garage that isn't too fussy about the tanks that you use.

Trust me your on a losing wicket if you try and fight officialdom on this one.
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The garage I use locally don,t give a stuff ,you could actually be filling bin bags for all they care ,added bonus I have an account there for the works vans so it goes through the business too .
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Just filled 10 jerrycans in sainsbury's no probs - their pumps shut off at 100.4 litres though!!!
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Just filled 10 jerrycans in sainsbury's no probs - their pumps shut off at 100.4 litres though!!!

That shutoff is a pain isn't it.


I find the best way of doing it round here is to fill up at a supermarket while they are busy. They just authorise it without saying anything.
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1. Always fill up when service station busy
2. Strategically park, keeping rear of vehicle out of line of sight if possible.
3. Stealthily place o/b tank on floor ready, but behind vehicle still out of sight.
4. Start filling vehicle first and then when pump switched on
5. Switch to filling tank

Usually works...
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stealth fuelling

It's easier if you tow the boat in and fill the tanks while they are aboard btw. You take up so much room on the pumps that they just want you gone asap.
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1. Always fill up when service station busy
2. Strategically park, keeping rear of vehicle out of line of sight if possible.
3. Stealthily place o/b tank on floor ready, but behind vehicle still out of sight.
4. Start filling vehicle first and then when pump switched on
5. Switch to filling tank

Usually works...
A very cunning plan… was thinking about point 4 the this morning… I normally take the wife’s car up filled it up 1st (gets you brownie points don’t you know) then fill the tanks. But my car being a oil burner has a dislike of petrol.

Shall pretend I am filling the car till they switch on the pump, then swap to tank filling with speed and cunning.
And prepare my self for some goon to come running out.
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Go to Tesco and select 'pay at pump', swip your card and away you go, Stops at £60 though!
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It's easier if you tow the boat in and fill the tanks while they are aboard btw. You take up so much room on the pumps that they just want you gone asap.

Even better when three of you turn up!!!!
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