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just been shopping in Brent Cross London and returned to my car and smelt
petrol... a man came running up and said
look your leaking petrol,,,, yes petrol all over the inner wheel arch by the
tank

The man said he had a friend who would look at it, who was having a cup of
tea... phoned him on his mobile


five minute he came , yes he can fix it, no cant drive off like that, 50
should do it, go and have a cup of tea and get money

So I asked him what is was... leaking fuel connector pipe.. he had one in
his van

So I said ok but I will have to phone BP... why he asked?..the car is a Golf
1.9 diesel...(no badge on the 1.9L)....BP must have sold me petrol... he
didn't stay long, ran of like a hare




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just been shopping in Brent Cross London and returned to my car and smelt
petrol... a man came running up and said
look your leaking petrol,,,, yes petrol all over the inner wheel arch by

the
tank

The man said he had a friend who would look at it, who was having a cup of
tea... phoned him on his mobile


five minute he came , yes he can fix it, no cant drive off like that, 50
should do it, go and have a cup of tea and get money

So I asked him what is was... leaking fuel connector pipe.. he had one in
his van

So I said ok but I will have to phone BP... why he asked?..the car is a

Golf
1.9 diesel...(no badge on the 1.9L)....BP must have sold me petrol... he
didn't stay long, ran of like a hare






don't suppose he poured a bit of petrol on your car while you weren't
looking, then was planning to wipe it off and charge you 50 ?

Andrew


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Old September 11th 03, 07:53 AM posted to uk.transport.london
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don't suppose he poured a bit of petrol on your car while you weren't
looking, then was planning to wipe it off and charge you 50 ?



Obvious in the clear light of day, but useful to be aware in that
situation, its easy to be bamboozled. Like the cash-card swipers that
distract you just as you get money out but before your card
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