- Today's top tip..
If you ever collect a newish hire car (12plate) and stop at B&Q on the way home and purchase two tins of 5L white emulsion, whatever you do ensure the plastic lids are on securely. An emergency stop sees one tin up-end and discards the whole 5L of paint into the foot well. Doh! Luck it was buy one, get one free on the paint!Posted 5 years ago
someone’s redeemed themselves by restocking the chainsaw fuel cans 🙂
fortunately the landy wasnt started so it’s still diesel all through the lines and the rest of the low & high pressure systems and all but half a pint of petrol is out of the tank which will get diluted with 20Litres of diesel collected in 5L cans from various forecourts over the rest of the weekend 🙂
I blame lack of coffee.Posted 5 years agonealgloverMember
An emergency stop sees one tin up-end and discards the whole 5L of paint into the foot well
I do a specialist service for paint removal depending on where you are ?
It’s not that expensive (compared to what the car hire company will charge you !) and normally works perfectly (depending on the car/carpet type)
Let me know if you want it sorting ?Posted 5 years agoMukeMember
Lots of good advice for fixing that from a few months ago …Posted 5 years ago
Erm.. How come you can’t just fill it up on a forecourt?
you need to dilute any residual petrol in the tank as much as possible before you turn the key. You never really know who much petrol left in there unless you’ve been able to take the tank off completely, so the more fresh fuel you can get in before you turn it over the betterPosted 5 years ago
because I need to dilute the residual pint of petrol with sufficient diesel before it gets drawn into the fuel line – i.e. before I drive it.
Anyway, all seems to be working OK now. 20L of diesel in the tank. Havent run it enough to have the tank fuel make it through the system yet, but since the engine runs so it should be OK.
Phew. Thats saved £240 odd quid – £180 for the tank drain down by the AA and £60 of lost fuel which I can at least use in the chainsaw.Posted 5 years ago
unless you’ve been able to take the tank off completely,
true. But I went in with a hose and pump through the sender port on the top so could look into the tank. Only petrol left in was that which I couldnt suck out with the hose.
Ah – see what you mean CM. The AA relayed me the 5 miles home.Posted 5 years ago
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