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    Re: Dodgy fuel in SE UK. Avoid Tesco & Morrisons

    The latest news is that Tesco, Asda and Morrisons are denying all liability for this fiasco when it's clear that their petrol stations are to blame.

    1000s of cars have been affected. The contaminated fuel contains ethanol which has been added somehow, either accidentally or deliberately. Cars are juddering and misfiring resulting in expensive repair bills to replace faulty oxygen sensors which result from this contaminated fuel. There is now a nationwide shortage of oxygen sensors for some cars.

    Tesco's attack dogs (their marketing dept) tried to scotch any allegation that they are responsible for this debacle. Clearly, in the short term, they want no liability for compensatiing drivers for the necessary repairs. Longer term, they want to protect demand for supermarket fuels.

    It's a dirty business indeed

    Re: Dodgy fuel in SE UK. Avoid Tesco & Morrisons

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    easy_rider911 said:
    The latest news is that Tesco, Asda and Morrisons are denying all liability for this fiasco when it's clear that their petrol stations are to blame.

    1000s of cars have been affected. The contaminated fuel contains ethanol which has been added somehow, either accidentally or deliberately. Cars are juddering and misfiring resulting in expensive repair bills to replace faulty oxygen sensors which result from this contaminated fuel. There is now a nationwide shortage of oxygen sensors for some cars.

    Tesco's attack dogs (their marketing dept) tried to scotch any allegation that they are responsible for this debacle. Clearly, in the short term, they want no liability for compensatiing drivers for the necessary repairs. Longer term, they want to protect demand for supermarket fuels.

    It's a dirty business indeed



    My father is currently in Birmingham for an athletic competition and said it was downright hilarious that virtually everybody they talked to mentioned the fuel issue. I thought this was only confined to the SE.

    Re: Dodgy fuel in SE UK. Avoid Tesco & Morrisons

    Initially, it was feared that only the SE was affected but slowly it became apparent that people elsewhere in the Uk were also affected albeit on a smaller scale.

    Re: Dodgy fuel in SE UK. Avoid Tesco & Morrisons

    Glad I have stuck with Shell V-Power.

    Re: Dodgy fuel in SE UK. Avoid Tesco & Morrisons

    Yeah, I phoned Shell Customer Services to make sure it's safe. They told me their fuel is not affected by this problem.

    All Shell fuel for the UK is processed at a place called Stanlow (correct spelling?). They have nothing to do with Vopek (who supply Tesco and Morrisons) nor do they have anything to do with Greenergy (who store fuel for Tesco and Morrisons).

    Shell V-Power is free from ethanol which the supermarket brands add to their fuel to make it cheaper for them to sell.

     
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