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'petrol Ruined My Porsche'  
User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Barry Reid from Northamptonshire filled up the tank of his Boxster on Valentine's Day. Within hours, the car lost power. He told Sky's Julie Etchingham what happened next. (1min30secs)

VIDEO

"Normally we use Shell Optimax.........."

  


Looks like it was silicone. So I guess they can claim the money back.

[Edited 2007-03-02 18:40:57]

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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

"It's a Porsche, um, did I mention it's a Porsche, yes the local Porsche dealer said something about something. Did I mention it's a Porsche. Yes, it is a Porsche. We had to fill up with peasant fuel from a supemarket, which was quite traumatic because it's a Porsche. If you didn't notice it's a Porsche, I've bought a personalised plate A6 BXR to help remind me. Apparently I'm bald, but I do drive a Porsche."

Barry, you are a twat.



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 1):
Barry, you are a twat.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting 9V (Thread starter):
petrol Ruined My Porsche'

Porsche's are not cool. You got what you deserved.

Signed,
Jeremy Clarkson


User currently offlineAntdenatale From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
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What car was it again, it does not say in the clip?  laughing   laughing   laughing 

User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5609 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1833 times:
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And been taken for a ride....
The Air Mass sensor is in the inlet upstream of the fuel injection. Did the twat pour the petrol in the aircleaner??

Now putting leaded fuel in can destroy the O2 sensor and the catalytic converters in the exhaust... can you still buy leaded fuel in the UK?
If that happened I would say he got out of it pretty lightly for 400 quid!!



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 5):
pretty lightly for 400 quid!!

Very lightly, I have a sports car and it almost costs that for a dealer oil change. It sounds like the moron got low octane fuel. It say in your owners manual and on the gas cap not to use low octane fuel. Sounds like he got what he deserved.

Now why it got on the news is totally beyond me. Come on a Porsche boxier is the cheapest Porsche you can buy and it only cost 400 pound to fix. That is what I call a really slow news day. What is next, interviewing people ticked for jaywalking and calling it a crime wave?


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Oh yes, I forgot to mention... COCKS BY PORSCHE's.

Signed,
Jeremy Clarkson


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Strange... usually it's the Porsche that ruins perfectly good fuel.

Crazy Brits!



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Now why it got on the news is totally beyond me. Come on a Porsche boxier is the cheapest Porsche you can buy and it only cost 400 pound to fix. That is what I call a really slow news day. What is next, interviewing people ticked for jaywalking and calling it a crime wave?

It has been on the news because a lot of petrol in the UK appears to have been causing car problems
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6413357.stm

Quite how this dick got on I'm not sure...was he on commission for the number of times he used the word 'Porsche' in the clip? His behaviour does remind me of a certain a.net member though, except this guy does actually have a Porsche   

[Edited 2007-03-03 00:28:11]


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 1):
"It's a Porsche, um, did I mention it's a Porsche, yes the local Porsche dealer said something about something. Did I mention it's a Porsche. Yes, it is a Porsche. We had to fill up with peasant fuel from a supemarket, which was quite traumatic because it's a Porsche. If you didn't notice it's a Porsche, I've bought a personalised plate A6 BXR to help remind me. Apparently I'm bald, but I do drive a Porsche."

Barry, you are a twat.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting BA757 (Reply 7):
Oh yes, I forgot to mention... COCKS BY PORSCHE's.

Only people with small cocks Wink


Dan



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Maybe he should have tried running diesel in it instead.

User currently offlineWoady From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 401 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

This problem is not funny! I put petrol in my car two weeks ago and have nearly been killed twice because of the bloody stuff contaminating my engine. And my car was a runabout. Now I have a new car and wont be going near any supermarket petrol stations for a long time.

Woady



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

its funny, cause all petrol runs through the same pipe (regional) here in the states before a truck takes it. adds alittle additive and delivers it to the individual stations. litterally all gas is the same in a particular region. is this different in the UK?

User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2637 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 5):
And been taken for a ride....
The Air Mass sensor is in the inlet upstream of the fuel injection. Did the twat pour the petrol in the aircleaner??

I don't know why (probably jealousy and sour grapes on my behalf), but it always annoys me when all these people with expensive vehicles seem proud not to have any mechanical comprehension or knowledge of cars whatsoever. Come to think of it, the person who I bought my car off second hand knew nothing about cars either and it also annoyed me; and my car is nothing near as good as a Porsche!

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11445 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
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There seems to be a good bit of penis envy on the part of the non-Porsche owners here.

Why all the animosity over the Porsche? Granted that this guy is inordinately proud of his entry level Porsche....but how many here own anything comparable and are not just exhibiting sour grapes?

Quoting BA757 (Reply 7):
COCKS BY PORSCHE's.

What do you call the guy who can't spell the word"buy"?



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 15):
What do you call the guy who can't spell the word"buy"?

Bi


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 3):
Porsche's are not cool. You got what you deserved.

Signed,
Jeremy Clarkson

 rotfl 

Quoting BA757 (Reply 7):
Oh yes, I forgot to mention... COCKS BY PORSCHE's.

Signed,
Jeremy Clarkson

 rotfl 

Quoting DL021 (Reply 15):
What do you call the guy who can't spell the word"buy"?

Someone who spends too much time watching Top Gear. There is nothing wrong with that. If it was shown here in the States, I would always be watching it.


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2519 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
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Lol I love the look on a Boxster owner after I smoke him in my 4 door sedan  rotfl 

User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Quoting Woady (Reply 12):
This problem is not funny!

No it isn't. What's funny is that guy in the clip claiming he normally only uses Shell Optimax but just this once decides to visit the supermarket.

I never use supermarket fuel anyway mainly because the local Esso garage is nearer to our house.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 19):
I never use supermarket fuel anyway mainly because the local Esso garage is nearer to our house.

I cant wait to get a choice of fuel when I return to civilisation!! I'd kill to get cheap petrol, even if it is shit stuff! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Contaminated fuel can be a very serious problem, although usually it occurs at the local vendor from infiltration of water or other materials into the tanks from cracks or other leaks into the storage tanks. I have seen this happen at no-brand as well as major brand stations. In this case it appears that the problem occurred at the refinery or distribution system. There is little difference from the gasoline/petrol from a major brand station vs. from a supermarket or no brand vendor, except for some additives or a point or two of octane.

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 13):
its funny, cause all petrol runs through the same pipe (regional) here in the states before a truck takes it. adds alittle additive and delivers it to the individual stations. litterally all gas is the same in a particular region. is this different in the UK?

No, not really.

The entire problem has been traced back to a single depot that services the independants and non oil company affiliates in the entire South East of the country. Tankers fill up at that depot and add additives et al, and then deliver to the individual petrol stations.

Oil company forcourts are filled up from other depots, and by and large they havent had problems as far as has been reported. Its mainly Morrisons and Tescos that have had issues, hence why its been traced back to this one depot.


User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Very lightly, I have a sports car and it almost costs that for a dealer oil change. It sounds like the moron got low octane fuel. It say in your owners manual and on the gas cap not to use low octane fuel. Sounds like he got what he deserved.

This doesn't apply here - the lowest you can buy in the UK is 95, which is pretty high already compared to many countries, including the US I think. It's unlikely to casue any harm by itself - just maybe very slightly reduced performance.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Why are people so against people who buy Porsches, even though that guy was a cock.

Tom.



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25 Post contains images BA757 : You pillock it was a typo. Clearly I didn't tap the U key hard enough. Adam
26 RichardPrice : Ive seen lower than that at supermarket forecourts.
27 L-188 : You know they are built by Volkswagon. I take it this happend on a slow news day?
28 MCOflyer : The lowest you can buy in Florida is 87. I'm sure he'll sue. MCOflyer
29 Post contains images DL021 : WTF is a pillock? Stop acting like it's my fault that you not only have penis envy but are so physically delicate that you can't manage to push the k
30 AsstChiefMark : I've gotten shitty gasoline from name-brand stations and great gasoline from no-name stations. I've noticed what really matters is how long it's been
31 StealthZ : Well no they are not, 924 and 944 models were built in Audi factories, the Cayenne is built alongside VW Toureg in a Skoda factory in Bratislava. The
32 Post contains images BA757 : I didn't notice that before, amusing, but harsh!
33 Sv2008 : I haven't, are you sure? I thought they all had to sell a minimum of 95. All supermarkets in my area sell 95 and 98, same as a standard garage. and i
34 RichPhitzwell : Did I win the prize!! Ahh its all fun and games until you drop the soap. I kid, I kid.
35 N1120A : Not that I know of Any dealer that charges 400 quid/750 USD for an O2 sensor should be boycotted. You are kidding right? You pay almost $800 for an o
36 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Mr. Harlot has a Boxster and it is a great, fun car. The engine sounds amazing...suspension is taut...it is peppy...and there is nothing more fun than
37 Post contains images LHRjc : Has anyone on a.net been affected by this ? I normally fill my car at Tesco's (its not a Porsche and my name's not Barry) but I've had a Diesel renta
38 Post contains images Sovietjet : I do in fact have a WRX
39 RichPhitzwell : Not affected by what happened in the UK, but had a Diesel that took a crap after filling up at a single station... Turns out the station had a wee bi
40 AirbusA346 : It is called the Volkswagen Group and Porsche own something like 25% and the current Porsche CEO can take over the current Volkswagen CEO's job AFAIK
41 Airfoilsguy : Sorry, I made a mistake in the conversion of monetary units. It costs about $350 for the dealer scheduled service. I don't pay that because I do most
42 N1120A : If someone were to put 87 in the Boxster, they could kiss their car good bye, because the engine management system would go kaput and they would hear
43 Post contains images DL021 : A.....Porsche owns a significant chunk of VW. I see no wthat others have already made this point...so I'm just piling on... OK...well, actually this
44 Post contains images N1120A : Well, you have lost weight, so it probably wouldn't be as uncomfortable.
45 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Hee hee! Actually, the Boxster came first, then my car...next is a 911 Turbo...so then his car will be better than mine again.
46 Molykote : This would all depend on the severity of the knocking conditions as determined by a handful of factors (not simply the pure octane rating of the fuel
47 N1120A : Certain cars will develop substantial knock simply by the addition of low octane gas. That is what I meant. Sort of. While the ECU on a performance c
48 Post contains images Molykote : This engine behavior isn't surprising but (without deeper knowledge of the article) it's apparent that the heavy engine loads induced by the dyno wer
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