The 206 GTI ad with the people with creases in the back of their shirts is
called 'play away from home' and the music is from the film soundtrack to
'28 days later' called 'In the house - In a heartbeat'
Quite dark, chilling, slightly deranged.
The smaller unleaded opening on newer cars will not accept a diesel nozzle
without significant difficulties, however it's really easy to fill a diesel
with unleaded! The differences in colour coding adopted by the oil companies
adds to the confusion. It needs a standard colour scheme world wide.
As for daft, how about calling standard unleaded 95 ron "Premium" and high
octane 97 ron "Super" unleaded! Most people regard "Premium" as better than
"Super" but at least the only harm you can do is waste money.
They have. Unleaded nozzles are narrower with knobled ends. It is not
possible to put a diesel nozzle into a petrol car's hole (except for ancient
cars originally sold for leaded).
It is possible to put petrol in a diesel, but it probably doesn't matter so
much, as discusssed here...
I did it yesterday - put about 4 gallons of unleaded into my LDV20
(sherpa) and topped up with about 3 gallons of diesel. There wa
probably 2-3 gallons already in. OK for a few miles then very slow an
smoky in 1st and 2nd, better in 3rd and 4th - not chanced 5th!
Been trying to find out if adding engine oil, or some form of pur
mineral oil (or olive oil a la biodiesel) would help lube the pumps an
make the mix more diesel-like, and if so in what ratio to the petrol?
1) The performance deteriorated as the diesel fuel in the lines and
filters got replaced by petrol/diesel mixture which did not burn as
predicted in the design of the engine causing pre-ignition,
detonation, or whatever.
2) The performance deteriorated because the petrol in the mix had
damaged the pump/injectors.
FWIU in summer, the cheapest veg oil is more or less equivalent to
diesel, at least as far as half a tank goes. Proprietory motor oil
includes additives that might not agree with seals in the fuel system.
If there's room in the tank why not add more diesel, (Why start
experimenting with veg oil at a time like this?).
Better still, try and make room in the tank by removing all but half a
gallon or so of contaminated fuel, (To avoid getting air in the fuel
system) then filling right up with diesel. If you are parsimonious
the fuel so removed could be used over time at a rate of say a
Intuitively I'd expect it to cause less damage if it was left ticking
over whilst it purged the contaminated fuel from the lines/filters
etc. rather than thrashed down the Motorway. ;-)
It was normally paraffin used for wax-proofing diesel and the Excisemen
could be very cross with you for this. Another genius method was to light
a fire under the fuel tank of a truck. Winter diesel is normally a
lower-boiling cut of the distillate which does not particularly carry the
alkanes present in petrol, more paraffin sized ones. In fact chromatograms
of distillate fuels show a characteristic bell-curve shape across the
peaks as in
the Winter diesel I worked with carried a double peak, suggesting strongly
that it was a blend of two distillates, one being in the standard diesel
range of carbon numbers, and the other being slightly on the heavy side of
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