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    A friend of wife is a social worker at a govt. dept. She was out on calls in a govt. car and filled it up at a Coles Shell who had the govt. contract at the time. Govt. fuel card was rejected as it only allowed purchase of diesel. Is that a diesel or petrol car says the console operator. Huh, says Mary, how do I tell? Well the label on the filler cap "Diesel Fuel Only" should have been an indicator. She had never before had a diesel car. You took the car to Coles and filled it up with petrol. Car got pushed off to the side away from the pumps and Mary 'phoned her boss. Boss 'phoned fleet controller who 'phoned Mary and told her to buy 5 litres of cheap engine oil and pour it in the tank. Nothing else done and car continued in service. Unwelcome comments about "*(+%# social workers, dumb as dog ****".
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    insurance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnold View Post
    insurance!
    Most donít cover it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Most donít cover it.
    QBE do it seems. Assed and approved.

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    Late to the thread I know but FWIW I have a puma-engined Defender I believe this happened to.

    I can't be sure what happened in the interim because I bought it after the event (and without the knowledge of what went on before), but the end result manifested itself in backfiring and refusal to start, and the forensics I did all pointed to petrol in the diesel.

    After some diagnostic work I discovered the problem was due to seized injector nozzles. No-one around here had the kit to test them or deal with them in any way so I made my own test unit and attempted to clean the nozzles with a variety of products and ultrasonics etc. This was unsuccessful.

    I believe new nozzles may be able to be purchased, but in the end I replaced the injectors with some from a Citroen (yes really!) and the machine has run sweetly since.

    Not saying this'd necessarily be an issue for @fatnold but it's worth relating perhaps for anyone else who may run across a similar problem.

    BTW @fatnold - are you going to keep the old parts if you get them replaced?

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    equally late to the thread, and not a specific contribution to the defender issue, but;

    A friend had a new diesel VW caddy van he used for work,and was coming to meet us on a weekend down south. He came down later than the rest of us on the ~400km trip. When he arrived he was talking about the van not driving too well, that's when we worked out that he'd put a full tank of ULP in it 200km ago! We managed to drain the tank, mostly, re-fill with diesel and flush the filter and lines through. It's still being used as a daily delivery vehicle 4 years later with no issues.

    maybe he got lucky, or maybe the VW system was less susceptible to mis-fueling failures. But my take-away from this was that perhaps CRD mis-fueling gets over complicated by some people.

    - I'm not advocating for any particular plan of action here, just sharing an interesting experience -
    Cheers, Dan - '15 D90, WA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninetubes View Post
    <snip>But my take-away from this was that perhaps CRD mis-fueling gets over complicated by some people.
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    hit the nail on the head.

    Lots of people making lots of money out of hype where its really a non issue & costs nothing more than a tank of diesel if dealt with sensibly

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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    hit the nail on the head.

    Lots of people making lots of money out of hype where its really a non issue & costs nothing more than a tank of diesel if dealt with sensibly
    The reason all these people are making money is because 90% of diesel cars these days are driven by suits who only know the color of the fuel pump let alone how to dump and bleed the system!

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    There is a guy around here who makes a living out of this issue.

    He pumps the fuel out,etc,and gets most on their way.

    I read an article about someone that had used him,she was his fourth customer for that day.

    As for insurance companies,ask the question,i did and found out or work vehicles are covered,but the D4,which was up for renewal was not.
    I shopped around and it is now covered as well.
    paul

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