We have a garage in Harwich where the ferries go from. On Friday afternoon I had a call from a Norwegian gentleman who said he had an emergency with his motor home,:helpsos: the fuel was contaminated and he needed it drained out asap. I assumed he had put petrol into a diesel or vice versa as this happens all the time and told him to call in and we would try to help. Assuming he had just got off the ferry I asked if the van needed recovering to the garage but he said not, he had managed to bypass the fuel tank and would make his own way to the garage, ‘must have a gas tank as well’ I thought. Anyway, an hour later he arrived. It turned out he and his friend had come over from Norway and travelled to Sheffield to collect a 1978 American RV which they had purchased for £3000 on eBay. Apparently due to the high level of tax in Norway if they bought an ancient vehicle it cost nothing to import and by doing this he had saved thousands. This battered and heavily stickered van had been standing for a year but was actually in quite good condition inside, it had a full tank of fuel and started so they paid and drove it away back to the ferry port. They stopped not far from where they had picked it up to make emergency repairs to the electrics but after a few more hours driving it stopped and wouldn’t run. He narrowed it down to contaminated fuel, made some emergency repairs and headed to us. When he arrived we got the van in and inspected it – his emergency repairs consisted of his mate sitting in the back of the van holding a 25ltr container of fuel with the pipe running to the engine, thus ‘bypassing the tank’. We drained the fuel which turned out to be chip fat, and believe me not the Bio Fuel tyre of chip fat! – The workshop took on the smell of a fish & chip shop. After draining and re-filling with new fuel (he’d already put on a new filter) it started and run as sweet as anything! Charged him £50 (1.5 hrs work) and off he went to get the ferry happy as Larry!!!!!