Dirty fuel

 Just put the tub in for a service before we go up north only to find the fuel system full of water and some kind of silty shit. Not happy at all. I always go to the same place for fuel and could only imagine how much crap that has gone through. Thankfully our insurance will cover it. Def wont be going back there for fuel again. My mechanic said its not the first time he found this prob at that site. 

On a good note it will be fixed before we head to coral bay

Goes to show you gotta be so careful.  I for 1 will be keeping a good eye on the filter from now on

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Bugger thats no good

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:54

 Russ, at least you found out early

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yikes, thats scary.... do u

Wed, 2019-03-20 14:24

yikes, thats scary....

do u have one of those glass fuel filters? i got one put in becuase the thought of dirty fuel scares me, but havent ever noted anything, so hoping that just means the fuel is ok! apparently becomes more of an issue when headng north as well.

hope all gets fixed!

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 yeah got one of them. had a

Wed, 2019-03-20 15:03

 yeah got one of them. had a bit of water in it several weeks ago. seems to be just the last trip out that sucked up the shit in the tank. ran it too low i guess. 

in getting fixed and probably be a couple of weeks. 

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did you get injector damage?

Wed, 2019-03-20 16:41

did you get injector damage? ie what is insurance covering? (out of interest)

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 mechanic said it looks like

Wed, 2019-03-20 18:40

 mechanic said it looks like the injectors were damaged but was going to look further. 

insurance will cover all repairs inc labour.from what they said on the phone 

already spoken with insurance company. will know more in a couple of days hopefully 

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Insurance

Wed, 2019-03-20 18:24

who is your insurance company? 

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I would like to know who they are as well

Wed, 2019-03-20 22:32

They sound like a good company if they cover you for the fuel business. 

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 Club marine. 

Thu, 2019-03-21 07:52

 Club marine. 

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back in the day

Thu, 2019-03-21 17:42

 back in the day the dampier servo had a dedicated 2 stroke bowser for boats they got the wrong fuel put in the wrong tank years back think about 15 blokes cooked their outboards  

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 Even metro servos had the

Thu, 2019-03-21 17:48

 Even metro servos had the same when i was much younger. Stopped that for the same reason i was told. Too many stuff ups . 

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Thanks for the info

Thu, 2019-03-21 19:37

Thank you for that. 

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 Any chance you could let us

Thu, 2019-03-21 23:16

 Any chance you could let us know who it is Russ? Might save a few of us from mandurah the same dramas.

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+1

Fri, 2019-03-22 09:16

Heard a few reports of dodgy fuel at the old Caltex site on Rafferty rd.