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    Yesterday, my daughter-in-law filled her td5 Discovery with petrol at Tescos.
    When she'd filled it, she realised her mistake and willed the nozzle to turn black!! It didn't.
    The attendant at Tescos said not to worry as she knew a man who'd sort it. Minutes later, a guy arrived and pumped the tank out into, I assume, a tank in his van. For this, he charged £30 plus £10 to get rid of the fuel mix.
    She then had to refill the Disco, so in all an expensive shopping trip.
    I asked why she didn't phone the RAC and she said that the attendant told her that her friend would be quicker.
    The question I ask is how much would the RAC charge for the same service.
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    If this 'friend' drained the fuel tank at the side of the road or in tesco's petrol station he is luckey he has not been arressted as well as your daughter. Talk about dangerous. It is a contaminated substance as well as been highly flammable. Most RAC contractors charge between £100 - £200 to drain depending on time of day etc. Specialist equipment is used to stop spillages into the enviroment. The fuel is then disposed of correctly by outside companies, i.e a paper trail from start to finish to account for where the fuel is/was. A gent in our local area has just been fined £5000 for draining his car of fuel at the local ASDA store, count yourself lucky you were not caught tut tut !!!!!

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    Thanks for that. I'm sure my daughter in law had no idea that she was breaking the law as she took advice from the "knowledgable person" in the filling station.
    I'll pass on your comments to her so she can "mention it" to the Tesco person
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    The problem been your daughter-in-law won't of known unless your in the trade most people dont. I personelly think the person in the petrol station is on a bit of a fiddle with somebody he knows. If he is not carefull it will backfire badly, your daughter-in-law was lucky the car started and presumably is running ok, what if it didn't what comeback do you have if they do something wrong break something, set something alight etc. I personally would inform the mananger of that particular tesco's branch more for safety reasons than anything , cheers.

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    It's in hand Shaun
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffg View Post
    Yesterday, my daughter-in-law filled her td5 Discovery with petrol at Tescos.
    When she'd filled it, she realised her mistake and willed the nozzle to turn black!! It didn't.
    The attendant at Tescos said not to worry as she knew a man who'd sort it. Minutes later, a guy arrived and pumped the tank out into, I assume, a tank in his van. For this, he charged £30 plus £10 to get rid of the fuel mix.
    She then had to refill the Disco, so in all an expensive shopping trip.
    I asked why she didn't phone the RAC and she said that the attendant told her that her friend would be quicker.
    The question I ask is how much would the RAC charge for the same service.
    cheers
    geoff
    was she using an impact driver to force the nozzle into her tank? Because normally, nozzles for petrol are larger than the tube leading down into the fuel tank for diesel vehicles. At least it's that way across the pond. But hey, this is England. Maybe the nozzles are the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamwhitman View Post
    was she using an impact driver to force the nozzle into her tank? Because normally, nozzles for petrol are larger than the tube leading down into the fuel tank for diesel vehicles. At least it's that way across the pond. But hey, this is England. Maybe the nozzles are the same size.
    Petrol nozzles are smaller than the diesel nozzles. Petrol nozzles go into diesel cars very easy

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    They got diesels in america now have they

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffg View Post
    They got diesels in america now have they
    I think they do now but i do not think they know what they are used for

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    wrong fuel we have a van fully set out to do drain downs of cars vans and lorry our vans are up to hse fireservice standards we charge £180 plus extra for filers and fuel 39 p a litre to dispose of fuel we are avalable 24 hour a day and based in north shropshire

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