Water in diesel at Morrisons Boroughbridge
Never heard or thought of this as a problem until 2 months ago. I’ve only just got my van back from the garage after a mis-fire was diagnosed as contaminated fuel. The van has had the whole fuel system flushed out, 4 new injectors and a new fuel rail. About £3500 worth of work!
I can’t prove fault, but I think my contamination was picked up at Asda in Swansea.
Be warned that not all insurance companies will cover contaminated fuel, and mine took bludgeoning, which is why it took so long.Posted 4 years agogreenboyMember
Filled up with diesel last Saturday evening (on an almost empty tank)at Morrisons at Boroughbridge and after 100miles got a warning light to indicate theres water in the fuel fiter. Telpehoned Morrisons and guess what no one else has reported the problem. Upshot is I have to get a garage to drain filter and identify is there is water in the fuel and if there is contact their insurance company to claim.
Anyone else had problems there?Posted 4 years agotutgarethMember
Must be time consuming lab testing fuel every time you fill up
No need to test, might sound geekish but I notice the drop in fuel economy and the engine doesn’t respond as well under acceleration when on tesco’s or morisson’s finest…. Shell on the other hand runs much nicer and I get another 40-50 miles to the tank generally..Posted 4 years agonealgloverMember
I get slightly more to the tank if i replace supermarket fuel with BP ultimate or similar (maybe a few %)
But the increased price cancels out the benefits completely so I just buy from wherever is nearest when the light comes on.
I’ve been logging usage for ages (company vehicles) and I do massive miles each year, but I’ve never seen anything that convinces me it makes a difference money wise.Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I live about 300 yards from Morrisons in Boroughbridge, been here 3 years & never had a problem (topped up yesterday) & no noticeable difference in economy on my TDI Passat.Posted 4 years ago
What annoys me is that quite often Morrisons in Harrogate (11 miles away) can be up to 4p a litre cheaper! ❓SuiMember
[quoteGary_M – Member
I’ve never had decent diesel from a supermarket fill up
Unless you normally fill up with v power or ultimate type fuel then you do realise that the normal stuff supermarkets and petrol stations sell is the same stuff.[/quote]
With the exception of additives. Stick with a major brand, they are kinder to the engine, likewise with lubes.Posted 4 years agoTroutWrestlerMember
Water activating the sensor is likely to be a cumulative thing, rather than one particular fill-up.
The most likely cause of water in diesel is condensation in the tank. Atmospheric air is sucked in as the diesel is consumed. Humid air will introduce moisture to the tank. Keeping the tank as full as possible keeps this to a minimum.Posted 4 years agorobfuryMember
I used to be a marine engineer and there is a reason why we told all yacht owners to always leave desiel tank full. With temperature changes, condensation builds up in empty tanks. So if your car has been empty ish and stood over night that could of got water in your fuel tankPosted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
i used to give a crap but then as I was doing a lot of miles I filled up wherever I was passing through, 50/50 supermarkets & “Real” petrol stations and the conclusion is there was no discernable difference. Perhaps I wasn’t super analytical enough of the exact difference in acceleration as I chugged along in traffic or really cared that much. It’s not like I was ever in a situation where seconds mattered.
If the water light came on then it’s a decent amount to come through all at once, most likely it was a build up, how often did you check the collection bowl under the filter?Posted 4 years ago
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