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Title: How did I do that?
Post by: a101960 on 11.06. 2015 15:55
How did I do that? While I was out for a ride today I stopped for some petrol. Having filled the tank and paid for the petrol I started up and rode off. A bit further down the road, just as I was pulling up at the traffic lights the engine died. Yep! I had forgotten to turn the petrol tap back on. And not for the first time either. It gets worse (well it would wouldn’t it)? Could I find neutral? No I could not! The lights changed four times before I achieved that.  Oh, and did I mention that I was in the outside lane? For a while, while the incident is still fresh in my memory I shall double check the tap before I ride off, but inevitably some time in the future……………
John
Title: Re: How did I do that?
Post by: duTch on 11.06. 2015 19:12

 
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For a while, while the incident is still fresh in my memory I shall double check the tap before I ride off, but inevitably some time in the future……………
John

  ...like next time you take the pig out for a fly.... *????*....... *smile*
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Post by: morris on 11.06. 2015 22:13
Moral of the story; we really don't have any business in the outside lane  *smile*
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Post by: cyclobutch on 12.06. 2015 10:19
Some of the stuff I sometimes manage - it's a wonder they let me out on the road at all.
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Post by: RichardL on 12.06. 2015 12:52
I'm glad I've never forgotten to turn on the petrol tap. *whistle*
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Post by: nimrod650 on 18.06. 2015 18:46
could be worse you could have filled up with diesal
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Post by: morris on 18.06. 2015 23:07
could be worse you could have filled up with diesal

Don't remind me of that one!!!
A couple of years ago I did a job for a bloke who had a diesel pump on his premises to fill up his business's vans.
Wile I was working, he kindly offered to fill up my car so I handed him the keys. I assumed, as my car was a petrol car, he'd knew and would have gone and fill it up at a petrol station down the road. Instead, he filled it up at his diesel pump.
After the job, I happily drove off, and it was only after a few miles, I saw a trail of thick white smoke behind me. The car had a lot of miles, so I thought; bloody hell, head gasket's gone.
I called the garage to have the car towed away, but it wasn't until the next day when the most embarrassing phone call of my life came in; "excuse me sir, but is it possible you filled it up with diesel instead of petrol?"  *problem* *angry* *pull hair out*
Until today I still don't understand how someone can start and drive a petrol car, even for a couple of metres, and still think it's a diesel.
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Post by: jachenbach on 19.06. 2015 03:44
Did that just the other day on the XT600. Fortunately, I was on my own driveway (steep dirt and gravel). Felt stupid, but no witnesses.
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Post by: Greybeard on 19.06. 2015 10:03
I believe Diesel in a petrol engine will do no serious harm but the other way round, putting volatile petrol in a high comp Diesel engine is not a clever thing to do. Anyone know different?
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Post by: bsa-bill on 19.06. 2015 11:02
yes got to fess up to that one, I loved that little car as well, was a MG 25 (well when BMW had a hand in the Rover firm)
went like a dream BMW spec diesel engine wow, handled in accordance
Managed to  fill it up from about half tank with petrol (talking to a mate while filling up ??), went back down into Berwick (1/2 a mile), did a bit of shopping then came to go home was very difficult to start (did the penny drop noooooo), going home it was fine up to about 50 then seemed a bit slugish (did the penny drop noooooooooooooo), took the shopping in, sorted out the receipts including the one from Morrisons petrol -- PETROL !!!.
Drained the tank, put in some diesel, down to Wooler and filled up,   it never showed any ill effect at all lucky eh, well karma maybe  but a couple of years later I ran through a very slightly flooded road (was not even up to my shoe laces holes) and it sucked in a mouthfull of water and died, insurance wrote it off - damn.
it had a belly pan, must have splashed up on to that and sucked in the H2O, why do they put the intake down there never could understand that
Title: Re: How did I do that?
Post by: Greybeard on 19.06. 2015 17:45
Oh yes, when I was a motor mechanic back in the70's we had a car come in that had sucked water into the engine. Hydraulic lock up! Buggered up the engine. The owner just couldn't understand why a little water could be so expensive! I knew from the days of priming model engines when I was a kid that you cannot compress a liquid.
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Post by: nimrod650 on 19.06. 2015 21:34
coming back from york on the a64 in thick  fog i was doing 35 a dozen or so cars behind  the fog got  worse and worse till i had to stop and i was  waiting for the bang up the rear after a few minutes i could  see a few yards then a few more i drove on to the top of the hill  and caught up to a woman in a red petrol nissan micra with green l plates who had filled up with diesal still plodding on  unaware  anything  was wrong i passed her and it was about 7miles before anyone caught up to me