2013 May 16

2013 May 16  A very wet and cold Thursday

Sorry people nothing to report here, as I have not even been in the Studio since the last post :( 

I have car troubles, again It seems that the bad fuel I got a year ago, most probably has reeked more damage on my Landy.  The Injectors and almost certainly the Injector Pump have been damaged and are leaking enough to be dangerous. The Landrover Discovery is now sitting at Blacklocks waiting repairs.
The good news is that Insurance will probably cover it, and if they dont the bad news is that a proper fix that can give me confidence to tow my van far and wide will cost over $7000 and possibly more.
Anyone with a common rail diesel engine should know that bad fuel will destroy your fuel pumps, your injectors and Injector pump. It does not matter if you own a Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi or a Mercedes or any other Common Rail, You are going to be slugged $1000 for a pump $2000 for a high pressure injector pump and up to $1000 for each injector! Mine has 6 of those. Its a days labour and possibly up to 12 hours if the mechanic is not good at his job, and when undoing the timing belts you would be mad not to replace them too, another $700.

Where did I get bad fuel?  It really does not matter The operator may not be responsible for what his staff does. So another friend say he only uses Coles or Safeway outlets because he felt that rogue managers might have trouble operating in places like this. If the pump is clean, not diesel greasy and the smell is not what you expect, then you are not going to continue your fill up there!

Fortunately it would seem that Allianze accept that rogue fuel operators are out of the Insured owners control and usually agree to reimburse them, which is quite a relief. I got to hope and pray it happens.

Otherwise I got this cheap hardly used shed full of stuff to sell :(