Wrong fuel in a diesel car, contaminated petrol?

Whereas modern cars need to run on petrol or diesel, what happens if you put the wrong fuel in your car? You may well end up paying a vast amount to dispose of the mixture. Well, there is a solution – give it to us!

If you have put petrol into a diesel car, the car won’t run well, but worse than that, the petrol strips the injection pump of all lubrication. While it won’t kill it immediately, it may well gradually reduce its life through wear. So what do you do with say 10 gallons of 20% diesel, 80% petrol?

Our wartime fire engines will run just fine on that. They are low-compression engines, and are not as fussy as high-compression, high-tolerance modern engines. We have a supply of jerry-cans, and if you give us a call, we can usually collect the mixture free-of-charge in the Nottingham area. If you are a garage, you might like to keep these details on hand, in case a customer comes in with a wrong-fueled car.

David Moore, david@lowdhamstation.me.uk, 07718077584

About lowdhamstation

I am a director of a small (and very technical) business, a committed Christian, a Reader (and preacher) in my local village church, husband to my dear Frances, am interested in heritage railways, and heritage fire engines. I currently run a group that displays wartime and early post-war fire engines at 1940s re-enacting events and steam engine rallies. O yes, and vintage cars and motorbikes, and we live in a Victorian railway station.
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