The dreaded injector failure strikes again (1 Viewer)

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I’m interested in a Rob Drew drip tray if there is a chance of it being available. Someone advised me to look on the Bailey Adamo group on Facebook to see something like this but the group is restricted to owners so I didn’t pursue it on there.

Strangely I thought moving from a Ducato base to Ford avoided the common problems like this. Wrong again !
Peter, if you want me to message him then send me a PM with your email address and I will pass it on.
 
Mar 18, 2018
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If you stay away from buying Supermarket diesel and always buy premium diesel products (with the extra cleaning adatives) it dramatically reduces the risk of an injector failure - an RAC engineer once told me that they are forbidden from using supermarket diesel in RAC owned vehicles because their statistics show that injectors run exclusively on premium diesel last approx twice as long as injectors running exclusively on Supermarket diesel
 
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Bern8
Jan 27, 2023
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Chausson 640
If you stay away from buying Supermarket diesel and always buy premium diesel products (with the extra cleaning adatives) it dramatically reduces the risk of an injector failure - an RAC engineer once told me that they are forbidden from using supermarket diesel in RAC owned vehicles because their statistics show that injectors run exclusively on premium diesel last approx twice as long as injectors running exclusively on Supermarket diesel
So mine would have lasted less than 12,000 miles instead of 6,000 🤣🤣🤣.
 
Apr 3, 2019
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If you stay away from buying Supermarket diesel and always buy premium diesel products (with the extra cleaning adatives) it dramatically reduces the risk of an injector failure - an RAC engineer once told me that they are forbidden from using supermarket diesel in RAC owned vehicles because their statistics show that injectors run exclusively on premium diesel last approx twice as long as injectors running exclusively on Supermarket diesel
Keep hearing these claims about supermarket fuels, but does anyone have access to any independent reports which show they are inferior?

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May 16, 2023
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If you stay away from buying Supermarket diesel and always buy premium diesel products (with the extra cleaning adatives) it dramatically reduces the risk of an injector failure - an RAC engineer once told me that they are forbidden from using supermarket diesel in RAC owned vehicles because their statistics show that injectors run exclusively on premium diesel last approx twice as long as injectors running exclusively on Supermarket diesel
I would say this is true based on my personal experience;

Ran a Merc diesel on almost exclusively premium Diesel (Costco, or BP). One time had to fill in Tesco as BP out, and Costco beyond my range, and no premium offerred... filled with Tesco diesel, no joking 200 miles down road, injector failure on that tank. Coincidence? Possibly, but the I'd previously used Tesco once and got 15mpg less on the engine so the premium diesel was well worth it (same commute weekly).

Worth noting also not all supermarket diesels are bad, Costco is good, Sainsburys can also be okay. Avoid for us is Tesco and Co-op.
 
Nov 12, 2022
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I would say this is true based on my personal experience;

Ran a Merc diesel on almost exclusively premium Diesel (Costco, or BP). One time had to fill in Tesco as BP out, and Costco beyond my range, and no premium offerred... filled with Tesco diesel, no joking 200 miles down road, injector failure on that tank. Coincidence? Possibly, but the I'd previously used Tesco once and got 15mpg less on the engine so the premium diesel was well worth it (same commute weekly).

Worth noting also not all supermarket diesels are bad, Costco is good, Sainsburys can also be okay. Avoid for us is Tesco and Co-op.
I have been driving diesels for the past 20 years, at least 250k miles… almost exclusively on supermarket diesel and am yet to have an injector fail… it’s all refined in the same refineries…
 
May 7, 2017
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I would say this is true based on my personal experience;

Ran a Merc diesel on almost exclusively premium Diesel (Costco, or BP). One time had to fill in Tesco as BP out, and Costco beyond my range, and no premium offerred... filled with Tesco diesel, no joking 200 miles down road, injector failure on that tank. Coincidence? Possibly, but the I'd previously used Tesco once and got 15mpg less on the engine so the premium diesel was well worth it (same commute weekly).

Worth noting also not all supermarket diesels are bad, Costco is good, Sainsburys can also be okay. Avoid for us is Tesco and Co-op.
I run my Volvo XC60 year 2009, 83000 miles on Supermarket diesel never had a problem, all diesel is the same quality it's the additives that is in premium so called products that you can buy at the pumps.
When a tanker gets refilled that's when ordinary diesel gets put in tanker ,then if it's sold as a premium product additives are injected into the tanker so I believe.
 

Jane And Rog

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Jan 19, 2019
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Keep hearing these claims about supermarket fuels, but does anyone have access to any independent reports which show they are inferior?

Just checked on Which and they say this:

"When it comes to reducing costs, opting for cheaper supermarket unleaded is a convenient way to save a few pounds every time you fill up. But should you be concerned about the quality of the fuel you’re using?

The short answer is no. All unleaded fuel sold in the UK conforms to the same British Standards, so you shouldn’t consider supermarket fuel to be below par.

However, there are small differences between fuels. These could offer subtle benefits, depending on what sort of car you drive."
 
May 16, 2023
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I have been driving diesels for the past 20 years, at least 250k miles… almost exclusively on supermarket diesel and am yet to have an injector fail… it’s all refined in the same refineries…
May be worth an inspection of your cylinders with a boroscope, I bet yours are coked, where a premium diesel fuelled vehicle is likely still shiny. The additives do make a difference, I've literally seen (ex oil company man) internal lab work comparing supermarket fuels after 20k miles with boroscopes and the wear differences are quite different. Premium diesel lubricates more (and thats teh key point, given diesel is also a lubricant for the engine).

And yes, it's all the same base fuel. The additiive mix is hwoever different for each retailer, and each premium fuel brand. BP and Shell premium is very different from each other.

For unleaded I tend to agree with Which as it's not a lubricant it's only really worth premium petrol if your car needs the extra octane rating (some cars like Subarus map better with them, and Ferraris etc).

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