The wrong Diesel

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  1. rosalan

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    Am I the only one who did not know which diesel to put in my van? At the last stop in Spain I ended up putting the top price diesel in but at an earlier fill-up, I put in "Gasoil B" not knowing the difference from "Gasoil A". It turns out that "Gasoil B" is tax free and for industry and agriculture. I filled up with 'red' diesel. I hope that I never get dipped over here, for it would not be easy to prove my ignorance.
     
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    Sure it would.
    Vosa have heard that excuse thousands of times
    They still prosecute though
     
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    Amazing that you managed to do it ? Around here the pumps not only have to be turned on ,but many are padlocked so you can't fill yourself.
     
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    Keep all/any receipts you've got and any evidence of your mistake. Red diesel contains a dye that is virtually impossible to remove completely from the fuel system and can be spotted if ever you are subjected to a diesel check in the UK in the future.
     
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    Is the red dye the same all over Europe if you can show that yours is Spanish dye you should be ok , surely, customs and excise won't have any interest in Spain.
    Must say I'm amazed that you managed to put the wrong one in , they are usually well away from the other pumps, did they charge you full price because there are two grades of diesel at some pumps that are both road legal.
     
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    Most places use red dye, but I believe Ireland uses green ?
     
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    Prosecutions and tank dipping's are few and far between un less he get's caught cherry read a doubts he will get more than a warning for any traces of marker in his fuel.
    After all who is to say it wasn't cross contamination only time that I have known of a prosecution is a tank full of read and dipped at there door.
    If I was the OP the last thing I would have done is post it on this forum to many who like getting Browne points by scaremongering.
    the op all the best change your diesel filter ASAP after a few fills Frome empty and just get on with you motor homing
    bill
     
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    In many years of filling up in Spain I have never seen a Gasoil B at any of the places I have stopped at, normally it's Gasoil or the more expensive Gasoil A which I sometimes use on purpose.
     
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    yes john Ireland uses green but the marker chemical has a different finger print
    bill
     
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    Cheers Billy..
    We had a spate of piles of green kitty litter dumped around here a few years ago..
    I am saying no more !!
     
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    they will have removed the dye but not the marker and unless it was emerald green when they dip the tank .
    or cherry read doubt they will prosecute bill
     
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    It was a load of Irish travelers who had dumped it.. They did it once to often and got caught in the act..
     
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    Gasoleo A is normal diesel, never seen Gasoleo B - very unusual!
     
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    Is the dearer one Gasoil A+
     
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    Yes! Gasoil "B" is around 20c cheaper. The two pumps were side by side and clearly labelled, I paid around 80c a litre instead of €1.04. I did see other pumps with the same identification "A" and "B" I think we were in Galicia (N.Spain) at the time.
     
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    I was told B is for commercial vehicles ( like lorries etc )
    I have filled up a few times when I can with it, but it is usually agency card only..
     
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    No it is red for use in fridge tanks on commercials & for agricultural use only.
     
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    Portugal uses green dye as well
     
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    Oh well.. That was in the Miller and now it is someone elses problem !
    That poor thing had just about every kinda fuel you can think of in it at some time.. Even straight untreated ( but filtered ) chip oil !
    In fact thinking back, some twonk in a garage in France started to put petrol in it.. He got a couple of gallons in before I stopped him.. Still seemed to run fine even after that !!!!
     
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