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Crap fuel
« on: 12.05. 2013 20:52 »
Had a weird experience today which I wanted to share with you guys;
I always take my petrol from a station just around the corner, but a couple of days ago I filled up at another (major) brand.
Shortly after that, the engine started to hesitate when opening the throttle. I tried to adjust the pilot air valve and experimented with the choke valve, but whatever I did, it only got worse.
I begun to suspect the petrol, so today I emptied the petrol tank, and filled up with my usual brand. Problem solved.
Don't know what stuff certain company's make today's petrol from, but it sure isn't what it used to be.......
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Re: Crap fuel
« Reply #1 on: 13.05. 2013 10:18 »
 Years ago petrol stations down here floated their petrol on water, the pick up was just above the water level. Most good operators would shut a tank down for a while after it was filled. I got an email from a friend a few days back warning me of a servo that had cars stuck in it's drive. Yep, water.
 I don't know if they do this over there but ethanol is hydroscopic (absorbs water) so may explain it.
Lucky it wasn't a full tank in the wife's car.
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Re: Crap fuel
« Reply #2 on: 13.05. 2013 11:04 »
Couldn't describe the muck better myself, it really is absolute s***. Left about half a gallon in from last ride about 3 weeks ago and it's already changed colour ,was clear now it's turned yellowish ,looks like its on it's way to become varnish, so that'll be drained out and fresh muck bought, regards BobH.
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Re: Crap fuel
« Reply #3 on: 13.05. 2013 11:35 »
I always take my petrol from a station just around the corner.......

Naughty, I always pay for mine ;)
I thought the fuel in my A7 would give problems as it must have been in the tank since 2010 but when I tried it the other day it fired first kick and actually kept running after about 4 kicks. I suppose the old longstroke motor is not too fussy about fuel as the stuff on sale in the late '40s was something like 72 octane.
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Re: Crap fuel
« Reply #4 on: 13.05. 2013 21:33 »
I always take my petrol from a station just around the corner.......
Naughty, I always pay for mine ;)

Yeah I know, but laziness prevented my from finishing my sentence. I was going to write; "I always take my petrol from a station just around the corner and then go to the counter and pay for it like any decent and god fearing honest as gold citizen, and certainly not like those thugs that are always ready to take your money for crap fuel and parts that don't fit etc.... ;)
But that would have taken me to far off topic, even in the off topic section.

 *idea* maybe we should start a "Grumpy old man" section....?
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Re: Crap fuel
« Reply #5 on: 16.05. 2013 14:18 »
I'm for that!  *eek*
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Re: Crap fuel
« Reply #6 on: 16.05. 2013 17:57 »
Me too - I could be coach
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Re: Crap fuel
« Reply #7 on: 17.05. 2013 14:42 »
Perhaps we could have a whole section called "I don't believe it!"........
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