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Old 07.04.2012, 02:17
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

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Diesel engines don't have spark plugs. Petrol engines do. Check to see if yours has spark plugs. Pop the bonnet ... oh, never mind
I was going to make the same suggestion, but it just seemed too much like hard work if i had to explain where to find the bonnet on a car.
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Old 07.04.2012, 02:23
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

I just love these EF queries.

Ok, what is the model name of the vehicle in the Fahrzeugausweis.....(not your name ). The exact car model name?

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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

If the tachometer shows 6000rpm max, then itīs a diesel, if 7000rpm or more, itīs a petrol.
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Old 07.04.2012, 04:08
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I juse love these EF quieries.

Ok, what is the model name of the vehicle in the Fahrzeugausweis.....(not your name ). The exact car model name?
Beat me to it! If you know the make, model and sticker on the back (nearly all diesel models have a D in it), it's pretty easy to work out...
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Old 07.04.2012, 08:53
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Thanks genius. I was told it was a Benzine. It said Benzine in the ad. He told me like 5 times it was Benzine. Then this cap stuff. I tried to call him already but he isn't there.
And you still need persuading?
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Old 07.04.2012, 12:47
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

Ok, another thought, when you turn on a diesel is it still true that you have to hold the key turned for a couple of seconds and wait for the squiggly light? Wouldn't you be able to tell when you turn the key on a diesel that there is a delay? Perhaps new diesels don't have that anymore.



(I always though 'benzine' was petrol.)


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Beat me to it! If you know the make, model and sticker on the back (nearly all diesel models have a D in it), it's pretty easy to work out...
Many people in CH get cars without the model stickers/markings on the back.
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Old 07.04.2012, 13:11
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I always though 'benzine' was petrol.
To Germans and Italians, yes (or gasoline in American).

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Old 07.04.2012, 13:25
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I always though 'benzine' was petrol.
"She was only the petrol pump attendant's daughter, but she certainly knew the smell of benzol."
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Pb is the chemical symbol for lead. This means unleaded fuel only
TFFT. Catching up and was starting to think that no-one here would point that out.
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

I saw a Citroen today that might have been yours?! Or another confluzeed one? At least with a sticker like this you can't make a mistake, can you?
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TFFT. Catching up and was starting to think that no-one here would point that out.
Since diesel is also unleaded (and previously wasn't), the distinction isn't relevant.
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Old 07.04.2012, 22:04
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I tried to ask a couple of cops and they told me they were busy.
Be happy that you did not need to do an alcohol test
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

Just lift the bonnet and check the engine, if it has "spark plugs" then its a petrol engine!
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Since diesel is also unleaded (and previously wasn't), the distinction isn't relevant.
But diesel is not, and never has been, marked at the pump as Unleaded, Sans Plomb or Bleifrei, so for the OP, clearly lacking in such subtle understanding, looking for the correct fuel, it would have been 100% relevant.
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Old 08.04.2012, 11:29
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It truly amazes me that a thread like this can stay alive for so long....wow.

Anyway...I gotta go. Have no time for helping you out. I bought an animal yesterday and I have to buy some food for it. Don't know however if I should buy dog or cat food....? Please advise. The animal says "muh...".

Okay...on a more serious note.

1 - Go to your car.
2 - Listen carefully with you ear close to the bonnet.
3 - If it is silent your car runs on electricity.
4 - Plug it in or put AA batteries into the tank.
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Old 08.04.2012, 11:47
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

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Remove filler cap and put your nose very close over the the filler hole and sniff in deeply.
If it smells like petrol and you go a little light headed, then it's petrol; if it smells like diesel and no woosey head, then it's diesel.

If in doubt, then hold a naked flame over the opening - it will only go boom, if it's petrol.
I think the OP is already light-headed. The big round thing in the front is the steering wheel BTW...
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Old 08.04.2012, 12:09
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The big round thing in the front is the steering wheel BTW...
I thought it was the OP.
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If in doubt, then hold a naked flame over the opening - it will only go boom, if it's petrol.
We haven't heard from the OP since this post.

I guess it wasn't a diesel, then.
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Old 09.04.2012, 08:45
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OP is busy checking the oil level.....
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Old 09.04.2012, 12:39
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

Sorry, it's my fault. I told him that the "spare" wheel stored in the boot is what he must use to steer the car when reversing.
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