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Old 09.04.2012, 13:15
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

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It truly amazes me that a thread like this can stay alive for so long....wow.
Amazed? Nooo...

There were longer threads on "how to post a letter" and "where to find rice".
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Old 09.04.2012, 13:19
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

I wonder why people feel dejected seeking for automobile advices on the EF... Seriously??? I was always told RTFM before I even started the car. All stands in there. If don't have one then download it from the web. It is so obvious. My car is green and has four wheels which can move forwards and backwards, no sideways... Before I will get to part what type of fuel it takes I have to stop in the middle of nowhere with an empty tank.

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Old 09.04.2012, 13:40
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I was always told RTFM before I even started the car. All stands in there.
Sorry to ask: Have you in fact ever read the manual? it is the exact same for most cars with one chapter on Diesel and one chapter on petrol engines. It also has a chapter for xenon lights and one for old fashion bulbs... one chapter for radio without navigation and one for the models with GPS. The techwriters who make the manual expects you to know what car you bought...

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- Diesel cars do not sound like tractors anymore.
- Many middle to upper class models do not have stickers indicating the type on the back cause "CDI 7G-tronic 4matic" is too long for most boots... even the option list on what stickers you want to have on or off your car can be confusing already...
- Look for spark plugs? When I open the hood of any modern car do I only see a plastic cover...

You don't need to read the manual, only read the sticker somewhere next to the filler cap. In this case it said unleaded. So I'd assume that even 91 would be ok, but isn't on sale in Switzerland... A diesel pump won't fit in anyway.
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Old 09.04.2012, 13:55
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Sorry to ask: Have you in fact ever read the manual? it is the exact same for most cars with one chapter on Diesel and one chapter on petrol engines. It also has a chapter for xenon lights and one for old fashion bulbs... one chapter for radio without navigation and one for the models with GPS. The techwriters who make the manual expects you to know what car you bought...

Some more thoughts:
- Diesel cars do not sound like tractors anymore.
- Many middle to upper class models do not have stickers indicating the type on the back cause "CDI 7G-tronic 4matic" is too long for most boots... even the option list on what stickers you want to have on or off your car can be confusing already...
- Look for spark plugs? When I open the hood of any modern car do I only see a plastic cover...

You don't need to read the manual, only read the sticker somewhere next to the filler cap. In this case it said unleaded. So I'd assume that even 91 would be ok, but isn't on sale in Switzerland... A diesel pump won't fit in anyway.
Before people even start debate triggered by such obvious questions, they should look at their vehicles papers and manuals. It falls in the same category of kind of questions: where is my bonnet flip or how do I fold my back seats, where to I find seat adjustment or IPOD plug. Believe it or not at some point of time, we all have times when we need to refer to it, just as a good example I wanted to fit rear seat covers on my folding seats so I had to know where the rear seat release buttons were. I wouldn't come up with this kind of queries online though, unless on vehicle specific dedicated foras (people ask such questions there)

As many posters already pointed out there are plenty of hints how to find out whether your car's engine is diesel or gasoline propelled. Kind of minimum knowledge all should have to be able to operate or maintain the vehicle. If you car has emblem TD(I) or I or any other acronyms you can always check in vehicle's manual what it stands for if you don't know them by heart. More difficult if the car's emblem is missing though but then again you can use gazillion of other hints including you car specs how to identify it.
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

wow this threat still a rollin on.............diesel or petrol??????
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"I asked a dozen people at the gas station and no one knew"

Wow!
It was more then 12 actually
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It was more then 12 actually
I've never seen more than 12 people at a petrol station unless there are a group of youths scraping together money to buy fags and cheap alco-pops.

To be fair, I wouldn't have trusted their opinion either.
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Old 10.04.2012, 13:37
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Before people even start debate triggered by such obvious questions, they should look at their vehicles papers and manuals. It falls in the same category of kind of questions: where is my bonnet flip or how do I fold my back seats, where to I find seat adjustment or IPOD plug. Believe it or not at some point of time, we all have times when we need to refer to it, just as a good example I wanted to fit rear seat covers on my folding seats so I had to know where the rear seat release buttons were. I wouldn't come up with this kind of queries online though, unless on vehicle specific dedicated foras (people ask such questions there)

As many posters already pointed out there are plenty of hints how to find out whether your car's engine is diesel or gasoline propelled. Kind of minimum knowledge all should have to be able to operate or maintain the vehicle. If you car has emblem TD(I) or I or any other acronyms you can always check in vehicle's manual what it stands for if you don't know them by heart. More difficult if the car's emblem is missing though but then again you can use gazillion of other hints including you car specs how to identify it.
Why is it such an obvious question? Do you think if I thought it was the kind of "Where do I find Rice" question I would come to THIS forum, and ask it? I was told it was benzine, it turned out to be benzine (95). But I opened the gas cap after arriving home with the car, that I was supposed to pick up a couple days earlier, just before I had to leave on a trip. When I looked under the gas nozzle door, I came across an un familiar sticker. So, do I just assume and go on and pump in what might be the wrong gas when this mechanic was not 100% sure of the gas type, and told me to look in the manual? I did not have the time to lose to stall on the wrong gas, and take it to a shop on what would have been today, to get the wrong stuff siphoned out.

This forum can be real useful on some questions, but it seems if I am not 100% sure of the answer before I ask the question, I get to get called stupid in a variety of witty fashions.
I wasn't familiar with the sticker on the gas cap, and needed re assurance when I was very stressed. Thanks for all the smart ass comments. I know I make them too, but I try not to in situations that might a little bit serious to the OP.
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Old 10.04.2012, 14:05
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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

For all of those wondering what actually happens if you pour petrol into a diesel car or vice versa:
http://www.motortorque.com/buyers-gu...ons-17566.aspx

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Re: 95, 98 or Diesel

Well all that really matters is that the OP's car is safe and sound and no fuel issues occurred which is a good outcome wouldnt it be amazing if we all knew everything in life.... I come across stuff all the time that I cant quite fathom and come to forums for help in such instances.. Those that are helpful are much aprrieciated and those that seem to be derogatory or just think that its a silly question to start I ignore.
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Old 10.04.2012, 14:59
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For all of those wondering what actually happens if you pour petrol into a diesel car or vice versa:
http://www.motortorque.com/buyers-gu...ons-17566.aspx

Scroll down a bit.
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