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Warning:Renault garage just off Morgartenring, Basel

Hi, just a warning I filled up my bike there yesterday with what was meant to be 95 unleaded...... It was diesel! Not a fault from my side before anyone asks!
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Old 03.04.2012, 14:41
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Re: Warning: citroen garage just off morgartenring, basel .

how did you figure this out? This is one of my more irrational fears in life, that I accidentally gas up with diesel. Did you have damage to your bike?
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Old 03.04.2012, 14:41
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Re: Warning: citroen garage just off morgartenring, basel .

I Hope you told the Garage so they can sort the Problem out before it Happens to some One Else again
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Re: Warning: citroen garage just off morgartenring, basel .

the bike died after a few KMs and had to be recovered to a bike dealer... various fault finding etc and then found the diesel... it had a petrol smell also.

the bill was just short of 500chf
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how did you figure this out? This is one of my more irrational fears in life, that I accidentally gas up with diesel. Did you have damage to your bike?

the nozzles are different sizes so you cant put diesel into a petrol car, you can the other way though and then the engine explodes.
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Old 03.04.2012, 16:38
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the nozzles are different sizes so you cant put diesel into a petrol car, you can the other way though and then the engine explodes.
As the man said, he fueled diesel and it was not his fault so obviously diesel came out if the gas/benzin pump.
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the nozzles are different sizes so you cant put diesel into a petrol car, you can the other way though and then the engine explodes.
Or stops the diesel from freezing...

Probably not a good idea in high performance newer diesel engines, but I know several people who have put some petrol in with the diesel when it's really cold (< -20) with no problems.

Even if you put it in by mistake you can just drain the tank, fill up with diesel and you'll be fine.

Putting diesel in a petrol engine is probably worse and more expensive.
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Old 03.04.2012, 16:45
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the bike died after a few KMs and had to be recovered to a bike dealer... various fault finding etc and then found the diesel... it had a petrol smell also.

the bill was just short of 500chf
Seeing As its Not your fault can you Not make the Garage Pay.
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Or stops the diesel from freezing...

Probably not a good idea in high performance newer diesel engines, but I know several people who have put some petrol in with the diesel when it's really cold (< -20) with no problems.

Even if you put it in by mistake you can just drain the tank, fill up with diesel and you'll be fine.

Putting diesel in a petrol engine is probably worse and more expensive.

we are not talking about a few litres, i mean a full tank of it.
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Old 03.04.2012, 16:58
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Re: Warning: citroen garage just off morgartenring, basel .

Not wishing to apportion blame etc etc...but this is the EF...so how did you manage to do it? Did the pump have "95 unleaded" plastered all over it even though it was a diesel pump?

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Old 03.04.2012, 17:06
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Not wishing to apportion blame etc etc...but this is the EF...so how did you manage to do it? Did the pump have "95 unleaded" plastered all over it even though it was a diesel pump?

Cheers,
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normal 95 green pump as in every other garage. fuel light came on so filled up, bike died afterwards.

"somehow" diesel was in the tanks - reciept confirms 95 was selected.

ill be round there later for a chat and my bill.
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As the man said, he fueled diesel and it was not his fault so obviously diesel came out if the gas/benzin pump.
Good stuff......asking the OP to read the first post again

I deserve some greenies for that....
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Old 03.04.2012, 17:14
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normal 95 green pump as in every other garage. fuel light came on so filled up, bike died afterwards.

"somehow" diesel was in the tanks - reciept confirms 95 was selected.

ill be round there later for a chat and my bill.
If diesel in fact came out of the green 95 gas nozzle you are most likely not the only one who faced this issue. I suggest you take it up with the garage where you bought the fuel. They have an insurance for mistakes like this and if diesel accidently were fillied into the 95 oct. gas storage tank by the oil company, they will cover this.

No worries.
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Re: Warning: citroen garage just off morgartenring, basel .

If you still have the receipt or can prove with a bank statement that you filled up at the station you should contact the company that fills the tanks and send them the bill.

Happened to my girlfriend once and we never even saw a bill for repairs as it was sorted out directly between the garage which did the repairs and the company that delivered the fuel.

Good luck!
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i am going there soon
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the nozzles are different sizes so you cant put diesel into a petrol car, you can the other way though and then the engine explodes.
Maybe on a motor bike, but in a car putting petrol in a diesel car the engine won't explode, it will seize.... (Don't ask me how I know.... )

But you are right. You shouldn't have been able to put the diesel nozzle in the petrol tank.

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If diesel in fact came out of the green 95 gas nozzle you are most likely not the only one who faced this issue. I suggest you take it up with the garage where you bought the fuel. They have an insurance for mistakes like this and if diesel accidently were fillied into the 95 oct. gas storage tank by the oil company, they will cover this.

No worries.
Not sure about "no worries". Likely your car will never run quite right again and the insurance will likely only pay for a fix not a replacement.

This is a serious mistake on the part of the fuel company. Totally sux for the car owners.
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Old 03.04.2012, 18:03
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Maybe on a motor bike, but in a car putting petrol in a diesel car the engine won't explode, it will seize.... (Don't ask me how I know.... )

But you are right. You shouldn't have been able to put the diesel nozzle in the petrol tank.



Not sure about "no worries". Likely your car will never run quite right again and the insurance will likely only pay for a fix not a replacement.

This is a serious mistake on the part of the fuel company. Totally sux for the car owners.
Given this is a bike I guess almost any nozzle will fit into the filling stud on the tank....yeah?
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Re: Warning: citroen garage just off morgartenring, basel .

Is rob1 using some kind of weird language only he and I can understand?

He has a motorbike. It takes petrol. He went to a garage and put in the nosle from a petrol pump. The garage had filled its petrol pump with diesel by mistake. Diesel therefore went into rob1's motorbike. Instead of petrol.
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Is rob1 using some kind of weird language only he and I can understand?

He has a motorbike. It takes petrol. He went to a garage and put in the nosle from a petrol pump. The garage had filled its petrol pump with diesel by mistake. Diesel therefore went into rob1's motorbike. Instead of petrol.
I think there's an element of disbelief in some of the replies, possibly fuelled by a slight ambiguity in the OP.

I do wonder how many cars and bikes would have been affected before they noticed. I can see a huge compensation claim in the offing.
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If you run into difficulties, using their technical expertise, the TCS will help you make a claim.
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