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  Reply # 1427417 13-Nov-2015 10:30
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JWR:
Jeeves:
mdooher:
Behodar: That reminds me of a tip for when you're in an unfamiliar car and need fuel. Most cars have a little arrow next to the "fuel" icon, pointing to which side the tank is on.


or if you run completely out of petrol and you are truly desperate. Pour in a litre or so of water. The water will sink to the bottom of the tank and bring the fuel level up to the outlet pipe.

Yes you will need to get the tank drained, and no don't do this with a diesel, if you get water into the rest of the fuel system you might go broke.


Personally I would ring the AA and save this hack for the zombie apocalypse.



This is terrible, terrible advice. 


Yep... worst advice.


What? the AA aren't that bad.

and in case anyone is interested I have used this life hack. In 1990 I  ran out of fuel about 30 miles north of Christchurch at 2am.

It got me to town. The next day I drilled a hole in the bottom of the fuel tank and let the water drain out. Covered the hole with a fuel tank sealant we used on aircraft and drove as normal.  Yep the old beast had the odd cough for a few weeks but it did work.

But like I said, these days you would ring the AA






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  Reply # 1427420 13-Nov-2015 10:35
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mdooher:
JWR:
Jeeves:
mdooher:
Behodar: That reminds me of a tip for when you're in an unfamiliar car and need fuel. Most cars have a little arrow next to the "fuel" icon, pointing to which side the tank is on.


or if you run completely out of petrol and you are truly desperate. Pour in a litre or so of water. The water will sink to the bottom of the tank and bring the fuel level up to the outlet pipe.

Yes you will need to get the tank drained, and no don't do this with a diesel, if you get water into the rest of the fuel system you might go broke.


Personally I would ring the AA and save this hack for the zombie apocalypse.



This is terrible, terrible advice. 


Yep... worst advice.


What? the AA aren't that bad.

and in case anyone is interested I have used this life hack. In 1990 I  ran out of fuel about 30 miles north of Christchurch at 2am.

It got me to town. The next day I drilled a hole in the bottom of the fuel tank and let the water drain out. Covered the hole with a fuel tank sealant we used on aircraft and drove as normal.  Yep the old beast had the odd cough for a few weeks but it did work.

But like I said, these days you would ring the AA




I think he was referring to the advice to put water in your fuel tank. Ring any car manufacturer, they would tell you it voided your warranty to do that knowingly. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1427422 13-Nov-2015 10:36
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networkn:
mdooher:
JWR:
Jeeves:
mdooher:
Behodar: That reminds me of a tip for when you're in an unfamiliar car and need fuel. Most cars have a little arrow next to the "fuel" icon, pointing to which side the tank is on.


or if you run completely out of petrol and you are truly desperate. Pour in a litre or so of water. The water will sink to the bottom of the tank and bring the fuel level up to the outlet pipe.

Yes you will need to get the tank drained, and no don't do this with a diesel, if you get water into the rest of the fuel system you might go broke.


Personally I would ring the AA and save this hack for the zombie apocalypse.



This is terrible, terrible advice. 


Yep... worst advice.


What? the AA aren't that bad.

and in case anyone is interested I have used this life hack. In 1990 I  ran out of fuel about 30 miles north of Christchurch at 2am.

It got me to town. The next day I drilled a hole in the bottom of the fuel tank and let the water drain out. Covered the hole with a fuel tank sealant we used on aircraft and drove as normal.  Yep the old beast had the odd cough for a few weeks but it did work.

But like I said, these days you would ring the AA




I think he was referring to the advice to put water in your fuel tank. Ring any car manufacturer, they would tell you it voided your warranty to do that knowingly. 


Warranty .... I have never owned a car that new




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  Reply # 1427440 13-Nov-2015 11:15
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If you ever have to untie a knot in a plastic bag (eg. a rubbish bag), twist the tail close to the knot until it is tight and firm, then push it back through the knot, much easier than trying to pull it apart from the loop side.

Also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-NHxRwds4g (how to open a sewn bag / sack) is a huge time and effort saver if you have to open any sacks or bags which come sewn up (eg. kitty litter, animal feed, firewood etc)



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