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    Here's a link to the RAC's information about this:http://www.rac.co.uk/breakdown-cover...n-a-diesel-car

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    What's going on - this thread is five years old?

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    That's about the normal waiting time for a breakdown these days, isn't it?

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    "Call RAC Fuel Drain Patrol on: 0800 051 7845
    RAC members receive a £50 discount off the full price."

    Nowhere does it say what the full price is

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    My wife put the wrong fuel in our disco yesterday! Thank God for the smartphone - she Googled and found this: http://www.autofuelfix.com/blog/petr...ide-and-videos

    Probably saved or marriage lol.

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    Default Petrol in a diesel car

    i did this yesterday, didn't realise it was such a common thing to do until i searched the net. i ended up filling my diesel golf with a full tank of fresh petrol! Called up the RAC to be told I'm not covered and it will be 240 quid even though i haven't started it!
    i decided to search google and found these guys http://wrongfuel-recovery.co.uk/?q=c...rol-diesel-car i felt like such a mupet when the van pulled up on the forecourt but it was all sorted for half the price the RAC wanted! i'll be making sure that doesn't happen again. A very expensive fill up!

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    I think I saw a TV advert from Green Flag, saying that they don't charge for changing over fuels in your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudger View Post
    I think I saw a TV advert from Green Flag, saying that they don't charge for changing over fuels in your car.
    Seems that you are correct, provided that you have the higher level of cover: - this from Green Flag Policy

    3. Misfuelling
    What’s covered
    If you’ve taken out Rescue Plus, Recovery, Recovery Plus or
    EuroPlus (sections B, C, D or E on your schedule), we’ll arrange and
    pay to have the tank drained. And we’ll do that at the place where it
    happened, or if that’s not possible, at a garage we’ve chosen.
    We’ll try to get you going again and we’ll make sure you’ve got
    enough of the right kind of fuel to get you to the nearest filling
    station if necessary.
    We’ll also safely dispose of the contaminated fuel.
    Damage to the engine if any is not covered, nor is it if you do it abroad.
    Last edited by Santa; 10-11-14 at 19:13.

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    I did this with my Golf diesel something like over 12 years ago. By now you would have thought the car manufacturers and fuel companies would have come up with some form of electronic recognition built into car filler orifice and pump nozzle, which screamed a warning when the wrong nozzle was inserted into the filling orifice.
    The cost of the mistake, especially if not realised and the car is driven away, is potentially so expensive that it beggars belief that preventative steps have not been taken - particularly when considering all the relatively pointless gadgets that are being fitted into cars.

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    You should not be able to fit the diesel pump nozzle into a petrol car as it is too big. Does nothing to prevent you from putting petrol in a diesel though.

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