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ER Shell Vpower, filled her up ono it yesterday.. and never left the forcourt in my 2.2 ex :(
 

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Yea Thought id treat her to some shell vpower diesel turned out to be petrol.. filled her right up and even shook the nozzel for all the last drips duh..:mad:
 

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did you try and start it?
 

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Yea Thought id treat her to some shell vpower diesel turned out to be petrol.. filled her right up and even shook the nozzel for all the last drips duh..:mad:
Arrh!!! Doh! sorry to hear that you made that mistake!. :cry:
I was trying to be diplomatic (not to insult you) by not assuming you had put VPower Petrol in by mistake and you had. What a shame hope you can solve the problem with out it being expensive. I feel for you.
 

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yes started her up sounded so sweet at the push of the button, drove to the onsite hand carwash, and then the dreaded situation that she missed a heartbeat, followed by the lumpy tickover that came to the ultimate crescendo.. and died i glanced at my fuel recipet of 43L of petrol..:(
 

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Such a shame for you. I must admit that the garages don't make it easy on the eye when it comes to putting signs on the pumps telling you what it is. That is even when they have the normal colours which usually signify red/black for diesel and green for unleaded etc.. I have found as well that some forecourts even put them in a different order as well.

Anyway enough of that. What next for your pride and joy? do you need to drain the system and clean the fuel lines etc..? or will you just get away with emptying the tank? Without being funny at least you are ok. I hope because mistakes can be made easily (Hope you know what I am trying to say). ;)
 

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yes started her up sounded so sweet at the push of the button, drove to the onsite hand carwash, and then the dreaded situation that she missed a heartbeat, followed by the lumpy tickover that came to the ultimate crescendo.. and died i glanced at my fuel recipet of 43L of petrol..:(
Bloody hell. Not good mate, sorry to hear this
 

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Anyway enough of that. What next for your pride and joy? do you need to drain the system and clean the fuel lines etc..? or will you just get away with emptying the tank? Without being funny at least you are ok. I hope because mistakes can be made easily (Hope you know what I am trying to say). :wink:

yes the pump had the red handle...

the garage was very helpfull and supplied a telephone # for £140 i could have the petrol removed £60 petrol + £140 + £ 60 diesel expensive fillup :mad:
 

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Anyway enough of that. What next for your pride and joy? do you need to drain the system and clean the fuel lines etc..? or will you just get away with emptying the tank? Without being funny at least you are ok. I hope because mistakes can be made easily (Hope you know what I am trying to say). :wink:

yes the pump had the red handle...

the garage was very helpfull and supplied a telephone # for £140 i could have the petrol removed £60 petrol + £140 + £ 60 diesel expensive fillup :mad:
Sorry to hear that. It will cost quite a bit of money then. Shame I really do feel for you. I hope I never make the same mistake. At least like you say the garage was trying to be as helpful as possible but it ain't cheap to solve. You see as well you have just proved the point I made about the pumps not being labeled the same or not matching up like they used to. So did the garage have the pumps labeled up wrong as well. Arrrhhh!!

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Oh Man!!! - sorry to here this and hope it's sorted - without any lasting damage to your motor - soon.

So did the garage have the pumps labeled up wrong as well. Arrrhhh!!

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Don't think they were labelled incorrectly

Diesel - black - always black even for V-Power Diesel
V-Power petrol is red
Normal unleaded is green

If they are labelled and coloured incorrectly there maybe a case against the filling station
 

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That's not a bad idea for getting some money back! :D
In The end i phoned my dad, because that what dads are therfore to help...;)

He romoved the plastic engine cover (4nuts) and the fuel supply line on the right hand side of the engine and then drew the petrol into a pumping unit held 6ltr at a time. whent in my partners car and transfered the petrol in a jerry can so she got a free fill up running on my shell v power.

when the line was prettty much empty put 3 gallons of diesel in cranked her over and she started up on the diesel/petol mix drove to the pump and filled her to the brim with diesel this time.... after a 1 mile road test she was running fine expensive mistake and 3 hrs later and only £120 lighter
 

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Oh Man!!! - sorry to here this and hope it's sorted - without any lasting damage to your motor - soon.



Don't think they were labelled incorrectly

Diesel - black - always black even for V-Power Diesel
V-Power petrol is red
Normal unleaded is green

If they are labelled and coloured incorrectly there maybe a case against the filling station
It was red, the first time i had used the stuff my mistake.:(
 

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same thing happened to me years ago with BP ultimate in an old car, pretty much solved it the same way as you although i added a little engine oil to the fuel too to lube it.

whenever you get a chance change your fuel filter as petrol is a solvent and will have washed any crud into your filter :)

lesson learned eh? don't worry too much :)
 

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That's really unlucky mate... next time - Check! :) I always check the pumps whenever I need a fill up, but what scares me is some possible peehead deciding to rearrange the pumps into different handles.
 

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AA Fuel Assist

In November 2007 the AA launched Fuel Assist, a specialist roadside service that drains, flushes and replenishes vehicle fuel systems on the spot, saving the customer both time, money and inconvenience.
AA Fuel Assist is available to the general public as well as to AA Members and will attend any vehicle providing the Fuel Assist van has enough capacity in its tanks.
The service not only retrieves the contaminated fuel but ensures that it is recycled through a waste management company with the end product being used to power cement kilns and furnaces for example.
  • Fresh fuel to refill the tank is charged at pump price
  • Bookings and enquiries number for AA Fuel Assist is 0870 240 3985 (opening hours 7.30am till 7pm)
  • Dedicated, trained technicians – who only do fuel drains, not general breakdowns – arrive within an hour, on average
 

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I did this to a hire car Peugot 207 hire car in Amsterdam. Was on my way back to Schiphol to fly home after a job and filled the diesel hire car with petrol (Unleaded there has a black handle).

Only realised when I smelled the petrol but had already put in about 30litres of the stuff.

Ended up missing the flight but wasn't too bad as got an extra night away and even got paid an extra dayrate for flying home the next morning :D
 
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