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Old 13th September 2014, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Drivers told to be alert for 'petrol stretching'

Originally Posted by ruane
always buy petrol with your credit / debit card. no one really keeps all their receipts, at least using the card there's always a record.. just in case its ever needed
I do but I have to provide them for work


Originally Posted by kawasaki650
There is always the chance that diluted fuel is being sold at regular prices. The only safe place to buy petrol is at any Appal greene station. As they are being monitored by their own people to protect their franchise.
Thank you for the spamming but I'm pretty sure we have to appal greene station in Ireland.


There's Apple green but there petrol is muck. Less power and a lot less miles on my gsxr with a fill of there's.
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Old 13th September 2014, 04:27 PM
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apple green is pure shit, wouldnt put it in the lawnmower.
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Old 13th September 2014, 08:00 PM
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Default Re: Drivers told to be alert for 'petrol stretching'

Originally Posted by kawasaki650
There is always the chance that diluted fuel is being sold at regular prices. The only safe place to buy petrol is at any Appal greene station. As they are being monitored by their own people to protect their franchise.
I don't know how it got changed but I originally stated TOPAZ not apple green.
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Old 13th September 2014, 09:02 PM
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Filled up the GL1100 in Castlebar at the big garage beside Mc Donalds there last month. Bike ran shit all the way back to Dublin missing and dropping onto 2 and 3 cyls. Parked it up for a week and had a cunt of a job starting it - filled it at my local garage and after about 5 miles ran sweet again and it's been fine since.....
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Old 13th September 2014, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: Drivers told to be alert for 'petrol stretching'

Originally Posted by kawasaki650
I don't know how it got changed but I originally stated TOPAZ not apple green.
A few weeks ago I had a customer turned up with her cage(2012)running like shit.
Popping and farting at tickover and no power at all on hills.
It started doing it just after filling up at a Topaz.
I drained all 70e worth out,refilled with real petrol and changed the plugs
(long life yokes so fair dear)and she ran away grand.
Yer wan went back to the station and told em about her issues.
They immediatly denied any responsibility,without even hearing the full story.
Didn't want to know,wouldn't even listen,which to me makes em seem guilty as sin.
I chucked a lash of the fuel into the lawnmower and it ran like pure shit.
It overheated and when i pulled the plugs they were white as snow.
On the up side,I put some in one of my 2stroke offroaders last weekend
and it ran away the finest
I get all my petrol and diesel in the same place,its a little dearer but the vehicles
run way better and the [email protected] gets better mpg.
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Old 13th September 2014, 10:11 PM
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I wonder should there be a thread with confirmed dodgy stations named , prob would cause trouble for the site legally tho...
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Old 14th September 2014, 01:45 AM
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Default Re: Drivers told to be alert for 'petrol stretching'

Originally Posted by Jaded
I wonder should there be a thread with confirmed dodgy stations named , prob would cause trouble for the site legally tho...
Good idea . maby in a closed thread . Iv heard of a few down this way . And also seen the damage caused
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Old 14th September 2014, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Liam977
Good idea . maby in a closed thread . Iv heard of a few down this way . And also seen the damage caused
Maybe but the info would have to be 100%correct not just hearsay , I was called out to help after a mates vn 1500 only made it 500 yards down the road after fillin up at the station beside mulveys garden center on the roscommon rd , they clamed he filled with diesel but we drained the tank and it wasn't fuckin diesel , it didnt do any damage but we changed the plugs (old plugs were only in 2 weeks before) filled with petrol and it ran fine after
tbh still cant figure out how it didnt run as I thought most yokes would run even badly with the dodgy stuff
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