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Fuelrite Diesel Filler Cap Attachment just £2.99 Delivered @ Speeding.co.uk (Would you spend £2.99 to save up to £3000?)
Fuelrite Diesel Filler Cap Attachment just £2.99 Delivered @ Speeding.co.uk (Would you spend £2.99 to save up to £3000?)

Fuelrite Diesel Filler Cap Attachment just £2.99 Delivered @ Speeding.co.uk (Would you spend £2.99 to save up to £3000?)

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Would you spend £2.99 to save up to £3000 ?

You would if you had a Diesel Vehicle.

Every year over 1.5 Million fuelling errors occur ! Don't be one of them. Petrol wrecks and can destroy diesel engines. Petrol in a Diesel engine will cause catastrophic damage that will result in the engine having to be stripped down and rebuilt, and the entire fuel system will have to be drained and cleaned !!

Can you manage without your vehicle whilst this is been done, the costs are up to £3000 let alone additional costs such as hire cars, towing in and the sheer inconvenience.

Simply attach the low cost FUELRITE wobbler inside the fuel filler cap. This then serves as a warning to ANYONE fuelling the vehicle... Ideal for company fleets with multiple fuel vehicles and ideal for families were people drive and fuel assorted cars.

FUELRITE clear visible warning fitted in seconds.

WARNING
If you ever put the wrong fuel in a Diesel Tank DO NOT START THE ENGINE !!

Hope this helps someone as i know a few people who this has accidentally happened to, its bad news and is so easily done if your not concentrating, this is something that could simply help and prevent you from filling up with the wrong type of fuel.

Cheers ;-)

Please can any cold voters give me a valid reason why. Thanks.

47 Comments

Original Poster

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I get this if this on a fleet car etc.

OR just print of a Very large DYNAMO lable and stick on the fuel cap.....cost around a few pence if you have a label printing machine

was this on dragons den

for one car households theres little point
however if you have access to a few cars or for business use i can see the point
heated

Buying this is the same as admitting your an idiot.

Is it just a sticker?

Or one of those things that was on dragons den making it impossible to fuel wrongly?

Original Poster

danmc;5173737

Buying this is the same as admitting your an idiot.



150000 people do this every year so i'm guessing everyone of them is an idiot.

Say you come off night turn or from a long journey and are a bit tired, could end up putting in the wrong fuel.

This is ideal for anyone owning a car rental company or a fleet of cars, or even for a multi-car family.

At the end of the day your paying £2.99 to remind you its diesel thats going in the car, preventing a catastrophe and a cost of thousands.

this is a joke right ?

April the first has gone

danmc;5173737

Buying this is the same as admitting your an idiot.



I'm sure if you did a good internet search it will show how many "people" are idiots especially in large firms where pool vehicles are the norm.

chrisbf1;5173730

was this on dragons den



It sure was on Dragon's Den. Quite an impressive invention I must say; filling your vehicle up with the wrong kind of fuel can warrant an engine replacement, which makes this £2.99 product a wise investment.

Edit: Actually, on closer inspection this is as lame an invention as they come. This doesn't actually prevent you putting petrol in a diesel-operated vehicle, it is only meant to warn you through the large DIESEL lettering. There is actually a device out there that retro-fits underneath your filler cap (i.e. nozzle entry point) which does not accommodate a petrol nozzle upon insertion, due to the device consisting of a larger hole designed for diesel nozzles with greater diameters than their petrol equivalents. The device of which I speak was the one that was exhibited on Dragon's Den and it managed to receive the backing of at least two (or possibly more) Dragons.

danmc;5173737

Buying this is the same as admitting your an idiot.



Really..why?

What nonsense.......

Fuelrite Diesel Guard is a plastic cover



Make one for under a £1 if you're that worried

ps netparts have them for £2.95 on their ebay site if you really need to get one.......thats 4p extra to be spent on fuel lol

Make your reply your 2000th!!!!:-D:-D:-D

As if you can't tell you are driving a diesel from the tractor engine noise and the 5k rev limit!

stevey_p7;5173773

150000 people do this every year so i'm guessing everyone of them is an … 150000 people do this every year so i'm guessing everyone of them is an idiot.Say you come off night turn or from a long journey and are a bit tired, could end up putting in the wrong fuel.This is ideal for anyone owning a car rental company or a fleet of cars, or even for a multi-car family.At the end of the day your paying £2.99 to remind you its diesel thats going in the car, preventing a catastrophe and a cost of thousands.



I think if you are too tired to pick the correct pump you shouldn't be driving the car in the first place! :thinking:

Gitfinger;5173923

I think if you are too tired to pick the correct pump you shouldn't be … I think if you are too tired to pick the correct pump you shouldn't be driving the car in the first place! :thinking:



well picked up :thumbsup:

dickslash;5173811

It sure was on Dragon's Den. Quite an impressive invention I must say; … It sure was on Dragon's Den. Quite an impressive invention I must say; filling your vehicle up with the wrong kind of fuel can warrant an engine replacement, which makes this £2.99 product a wise investment.Edit: Actually, on closer inspection this is as lame an invention as they come. This doesn't actually prevent you putting petrol in a diesel-operated vehicle, it only warns you through the large DIESEL lettering. There is actually a device out there that retro-fits underneath your filler cap which do not accommodate petrol nozzles upon insertion - due to the more constricted hole designed for narrower diesel nozzles. The device of which I speak was the one exhibited on Dragon's Den and it managed to receive the backing of two (or more) Dragons.



You have it the wrong way around, diesel nozzles and receivers have a larger diameter than petrol, hence you can normally fill a diesel with petrol but not the other way around.

pghstochaj;5173948

You have it the wrong way around, diesel nozzles and receivers have a … You have it the wrong way around, diesel nozzles and receivers have a larger diameter than petrol, hence you can normally fill a diesel with petrol but not the other way around.



Oh yeah, my mistake - thank you for the correction.

I do see why people this these are good, but lets face it, there's normally a sticker on the filler cap inside that states what fuel is used if you don't know, Good for companies such as car hire and lorries etc... but we're not on a site that promotes gadgets for car hire compandies.

And lets face it... its not exactly "hot!" its £3 for a signed flap of plastic, you could stick a label on your filler screw cap for next to nothing. The only useful part of this is that you have to lift it up so you interact with it leading "tired" or how should I put it "silly" people to read the thing first before fueling.

I bet these some fools out there that'll still put the wrong fuel in.

and its not the one from dragons den as that one wouldn't let you put the pump nozel into it, this one is just a "wobler".

A I find it highly amusing it says "BUY THIS SAVE £3500!" I think I'll just have to save myself the "£3502.99" myself and use my brain when refueling a car.

only gor deisel

Do they have L and R stickers for your shoes as well? :whistling:

what a waste of £3.

if people are so inept as to think they may put the wrong fuel into their vehicle, use a bottle of tipex and write a big D or U on your filler cap ....... and a big D on your forehead whilst you're on

haq;5174067

only gor deisel



Have you tried fitting a diesel nozzle into a petrol car?

toonarmani;5174140

Do they have L and R stickers for your shoes as well? :whistling:



Now that would be fun, come downstairs to find two of these things sticking out of your shoes. problem is those stupid enough to need them might get them mixed up when putting them in.

I've just bought a diesel car after 25 years of driving a petrol car, but even I think I can handle the change without one of these.

stevey_p7;5173773

150000 people do this every year so i'm guessing everyone of them is an … 150000 people do this every year so i'm guessing everyone of them is an idiot.



Yes.


Edit.. Unless they are colour blind thus this product is ideal for them. All the others are Idiots.

danmc;5174218

Yes.Edit.. Unless they are colour blind thus this product is ideal for … Yes.Edit.. Unless they are colour blind thus this product is ideal for them. All the others are Idiots.



Is there a condition that means colour blind people cannot differentiate between yellow and green? If it is there's maybe 1 or two people in the world affected.

davelfc;5174397

Is there a condition that means colour blind people cannot differentiate … Is there a condition that means colour blind people cannot differentiate between yellow and green? If it is there's maybe 1 or two people in the world affected.



we have modern fuel pumps in Bristol that actually tell you in BIG writing what they are pumping......:whistling:

choc1969;5174423

we have modern fuel pumps in Bristol that actually tell you in BIG … we have modern fuel pumps in Bristol that actually tell you in BIG writing what they are pumping......:whistling:



Pumps! Bloody hell how posh is that, we have a bucket and a syphon here.

danmc;5174218

Yes.Edit.. Unless they are colour blind thus this product is ideal for … Yes.Edit.. Unless they are colour blind thus this product is ideal for them. All the others are Idiots.



The colour coding in fairness isn't consistent accross manufacturers.

Having worked for a car hire firm for the last 3 years, this does happen fairly often when the fuel type isn't made clear, but these flaps are way overpriced, I've seen stick in tabs that shout 'attention, diesel' at you when you open the flap for around the same price.

these really don't look like they'd last, very flimsy strand holding it, reminds me of cheap POS materials we had when I worked in retail, and those things often failed to last the 1 month length of the promotion.

stickers are much cheaper, but get peeled off, esp if they're ont he outside of the flap cos they just look ugly!.

the regular cost of wrong fuelling is normally for a draining & cleaning out of the tanks & fuel lines, around £300, the £3k would be for a new engine, and I have yet to be made aware of such a situation ( we had a fleet of over 18,000 vehicles).

so for this to be truly cost effective, you are looking at needing 1% of drivers making that mistake, or you've spent more on flappy things than you have on draining the lines. yes, 15,000 people a year do this, but out of how many people who fill up how many times over that year?
and beside, if someone does that to a hrie car, they pay for the drainage costs, hire company charges them for it.

so, it aint a good idea for fleet or hire firms, you're talkign a £60k outlay, and for the frequency this happens, even in this unfamiliar environment, it just doesn't add up they could replace ten full cars for that amount.

davelfc;5174449

Pumps! Bloody hell how posh is that, we have a bucket and a syphon here.




haha the North/South divide :w00t:

I think that it's great.....but then I bought the one gloved thingy that reminds the driver what side of the road to be on.

diabeticguy;5174566

I think that it's great.....but then I bought the one gloved thingy that … I think that it's great.....but then I bought the one gloved thingy that reminds the driver what side of the road to be on.



wow.......my niece needs one of those :w00t:

andiejn got it right.

Cost of a drain & cleanup is around £240+vat

Folks should put this number in their mobile's address book...

[size=15]AA Fuel Assist: 08702 403985[/size]

My 12 year old astra came with a sticker on the cap that says diesel. This doesn't seem any better.

Shambles;5174613

andiejn got it right.Cost of a drain & cleanup is around £240+vatFolks … andiejn got it right.Cost of a drain & cleanup is around £240+vatFolks should put this number in their mobile's address book...[size=15]AA Fuel Assist: 08702 403985[/size]



please take note all you dumb *****

Original Poster

Ah well i tried.

On another day this would of got really hot.... maybe :oops:

you cant trust the colour codes on the pumps both myself and my husband had a heart attack last time i filled up at asda as they have really cleaverly put their green credit card adverts on all the pumps where they normally have the brown deisel or green unleaded!:thinking::w00t: i turned round and looked back from the cost to the pump only to see green and think i had put unleaded in my deisel at the same time he saw it from the passanger seat! considering we have two identical cars apart from one petrol the other deisel it could be a mistake one of us made but im not buying this as they drive so differently so i must be having a really thick day to not know what im putting in!:whistling:

Thought this was the gadget from Dragons Den at first which is fantastic. This on the other hand, is a sticker. Most diesel vehicles have some sort of sign near the cap warning you it is diesel. If I am investing money in something like this I would much rather have the item that physcially stops anyone using the car putting in the wrong fuel - not just a sticker for 3 quid!

I put petrol in my diesel car all the time - well - each refill for about 4 or 5 months a year.

The other 85-95% is vegetable oil. The manual also suggests adding petrol in winter - to thin the diesel.

Petrol lacks lubricants - so normally what stops a car running is the injectors are not lubricated and overheat. They are normally fine afterwards on older indirect injection engines.

Too much petrol in the fuel also can vapourise in the fuel lines - and leads to vapour locks which can stop the car - as the vapour expands - and prevents the pump/s taking fuel to the engine.

All the companies who charge silly money for fixing misfuels, overlook mentioning if you can get to a 85% diesel/petrol ratio in winter - or 90% ratio in summer you should be fine. So often all needing done is topping up with diesel.

These companies also claim the cost of disposing the fuel mix is massive. Yet then supply it to people like me - and even try to charge for it sometimes. If I am adding 10-15% petrol to vegetable oil - it does not matter much if that misfuel has diesel in the petrol as if I add less than 10% - my car will be fine.

ibiza;5176954

All the companies who charge silly money for fixing misfuels, overlook … All the companies who charge silly money for fixing misfuels, overlook mentioning if you can get to a 85% diesel/petrol ratio in winter - or 90% ratio in summer you should be fine. So often all needing done is topping up with diesel.



How irresponsible a quote can you get???

I read your post with interest about everything else, but I think advising people who misfuel that they should just "top it up with diesel" is bloody idiotic.

For a kick off, by your own admission, you would have to have filled the tank with only 5-10% petrol so that it can be diluted adequately- in other word about 5 litres maximum, done in a matter of seconds from a pump!
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