From: Knight Of The Road on 4 Mar 2007 04:46
"TripleS" <david.knowles(a)picturesk.net> wrote
> Hells bells, surely not as much as 25%. Diesel engines wouldn't accept
> that without ill effects would they?
They used to, I used to add around 25% petrol to the diesel in my truck to
prevent the diesel from waxing, but when the new FH series of trucks were
introduced around 1994 and we tried adding petrol, the ecu just shut the
From: Knight Of The Road on 4 Mar 2007 06:30
"Neil Williams" <wensleydale(a)pacersplace.org.uk> wrote
their shops are more
> like a fake northern theme park than a supermarket.
Lol, that's so true!
From: Clive Coleman. on 4 Mar 2007 06:35
In message <Xns98E95AF157F8Cadrianachapmanfreeis(a)22.214.171.124>,
Adrian <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> writes
>Then just wait for the claims for new common rail diesel pumps...
It's already added to diesel as a foam suppressant and the injection
systems weren't affected it was the oxygen sensors which, like Conor's
car, diesel engines don't have.
From: Daytona on 4 Mar 2007 08:11
On Sun, 04 Mar 2007 03:13:12 +0000, Alasdair <mail(a)bobaxter.coo.uk>
>I use silicone oil for lubricating the rubber plungers of syringes.
>Putting some of that in the petrol tank of a modern car is presumably
>better than a solution of sugar in petrol was in the olden days for
>wrecking the car's engine.
Not according to -
From: TripleS on 4 Mar 2007 07:37
Knight Of The Road wrote:
> "TripleS" <david.knowles(a)picturesk.net> wrote
>> Hells bells, surely not as much as 25%. Diesel engines wouldn't accept
>> that without ill effects would they?
> They used to, I used to add around 25% petrol to the diesel in my truck to
> prevent the diesel from waxing, but when the new FH series of trucks were
> introduced around 1994 and we tried adding petrol, the ecu just shut the
> thing down
Thank you, Vince.
Presumably the cold weather characteristics of diesel fuels will have
been improved, and maybe if it is still relevant to add petrol, the
proportion will now be much lower than 25%.
Apart from anything else I would have thought that any significant
petrol content would seriously damage the expensive fuel pump, rather
than the engine.
Best wishes all,