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Great. Turns out I'll have to part with Ł300 of my savings in order to get a new phone after all.

Mostly because the local Orange has abysmal customer service, and worst of all they're the best we have.

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Why, oh why, does no one want any of the things I want to sell?

Anyone interested in an AFV crew shelter, complete with guy lines and poles? Drop me a pm or something if you are.

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My wife and I both have black MK6 Fiestas.. Mine is diesel and hers is petrol.. I've been driving hers for the last two weeks, I've filled it up at least 4 times..

Just put a full tank petrol in my car. It doesn't have an electric fuel pump so I can't drain it easy and I don't have any tools here as we are currently up north.

Awesome.

Waiting for fuel syphon guys now.

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Im fuming with myself.. I spend at least 20% of my working week fixing asda/tesco/other vans and lorries after they put the wrong fuel in. I should be better.

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Petrol in a diesel tank is better than diesel in a petrol tank. 

At least if you run it it will just conk out. Drain the tank and its fine. I did it years ago in an escort van. Was when premium unleaded came out, I grabbed a blue pump thinking it was derv. Got half a mile and it died. Drained it, topped it up and it was fine for years afterwards. 

Diesel will kill a petrol engine though... 

Also, many years ago one of the blokes who worked for us filled a diesel with water drom a Jerry can. Don't ask. Tank drained, the car was dragged round Oldham for about 3 miles to flush the remainder and that was fine too! 

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5 hours ago, Hedganian said:

Oops...

 

I'm worried I'll do this with the new car, which will be the first petrol one I've had for over a decade...

Am I correct in thinking that diesel pumps won't fit in petrol inlets nowadays? 

Tink, sorry for the double post, phone didn't refresh and I missed some posts... 

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AA are wrong.. Diesel cars will run on a lot things. The only main issue you need to worry about it is extended running on petrol causing valves to burn out. But a mixture up to say 35-40% would be fine so long as you keep the tank as full as you can for the next couple thousand miles to flush it through.

Petrol cars are more refined and have finer tolerances and so will pretty much only run on petrol.

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They're not wrong because they're not talking about whether it'll run, just whether it'll damage the car in any way (which it very much can) - I'm not surprised a breakdown/insurance company would advise the customers to not drive either engine/fuel mix regardless of whether it'll technically work :)

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Most modern diesel pumps will not fit in most modern petrol fillers.

The Pinz however, has a filler neck about 100mm across.
You could fill it with coal.

Would probably still run.

The thing is using more oil than a 2 stroke as it is...

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Bit of a first world problem but when restaurants squeeze too many people to table.  I don't enjoy being elbowed in the ribs when someone sitting next to me cuts their food thanks.

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6 minutes ago, hitmanNo2 said:

Bit of a first world problem but when restaurants squeeze too many people to table.  I don't enjoy being elbowed in the ribs when someone sitting next to me cuts their food thanks.

This. A (another) reason we don't go out in valentines day. 

 

Fortunately, where we live, restaurants who would try that would be out of business within days, but I do feel for you 🙂

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Stupid taxi drivers who need to be given constant directions. It was prebooked and already paid for so he couldn't have been trying to run up the meter and was just wasting his own time and fuel

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2 hours ago, Cannonfodder80 said:

Stupid taxi drivers. 

Fixed. 

That one sentence sums them all up. 

Their attitude stinks. It absolutely stinks. 

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You mean more 'increased' than after the win on Saturday?

*fruitcage* knobs will take any excuse to smash stuff, doesn't matter what happens in the sportsball.

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1 minute ago, Tw1tch said:

England losing the semi. Worried that we'll see increased hooliganism.

 

I hate football.

Same. I properly hate it. 

I wonder how many emergency vehicles get smashed up tonight. 

And supporters wives. iirc, domestic violence increases 38% when England lose. 

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