- just put a full tank of diesel…..
OP I wouldn’t be shy of salvage/breakers. I used them a fair few times for bits and pieces. Driveshaft/window regulator/cat for Subaru’s. Spare wheels etc etc.
VERY cheap but also – alot of breakers give you a 30day etc refund if the part doesn’t work. IF the cat is fubarred, a similar written off newish Aygo etc, more than likely isn’t going to have a bawked cat.
On the three times mis-fuelling. Does he also drive that destracted? Scary.Posted 4 years agoluffy105Subscriber
zokes – Member
Apart from causing the high pressure fuel pump and injectors to catastrophically fail due to lack of lubrication, no, it isn’t
True if you put too much in, ie more than 8L in a full tank but one litre in an 80l fill up did no harm to multiple vehicles over a few years. Just stopped the diesel going to jelly in the cold which is a real pain in the backside.Posted 4 years ago
So I’m back on the road. Car is running fine so far, 20lt of diesel sat in my garage in an old home brewing keg and I’m only £50 (cash) worse off 😉
Next question then, how easy it it to change a fuel filter? Can this be done by a novice or is it a job for the pro’s?Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
ext question then, how easy it it to change a fuel filter? Can this be done by a novice or is it a job for the pro’s?
Generally easy, but sometimes requires some specialist whim whams to charge up the fuel system after you fit the new one.
£20 on a haynes manual would be cheap insurance at this point.
Anything else I should be doing then to keep car running smooth or is it just a case of driving it to see if it keeps going?
The second one, if the cat or O2 sensor has been damaged you’ll know about it soon enough from the warning light.Posted 4 years ago
Would three bottle of this shoved in help?Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
some good ideas here
All of which are redundant, because it’s a problem which has been solved (by Ford at least). On the diesel Mondeo I had, the filler had a ring around the edge which had to be pushed open to release the internal filler cap. A diesel nozzle is the right size to open the ring, the smaller petrol nozzle isn’t wide enough and so the flap remains sealed. You also get a funnel in the boot the same size as a diesel nozzle so you can defeat the mechanism if you visit another country.
I’m quite proud that I managed to type that paragraph without using the words ‘girth’ and ‘sphincter’.Posted 4 years ago
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