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    I went to buy fuel for the C5 last night and noticed a tanker unloading.

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    I'd always been warned about refuelling after a tanker had been through due to sediment in the tanks being stirred up, so naturally I went to ask the driver whether the diesel tank had been filled already or not.

    When I said my Citroen can get finicky if there's any problem with the fuel, he sparked up and a lively chat about Citroens ensued.

    It turned out he has a C3, which he says is great fun and very nippy. No doubt vastly different from those long nights of hauling fuel around the state in a big heavy tanker.

    It's a Citroen thing!


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    Michael
    Cheers,
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    Hi Michael

    And did the driver confirm your fears about tank sediment?

    How are those beautiful DS examples of yours travelling these days? It's a while since I've sen them about.

    Cheers

    Ken

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    Hey Ken,

    He said I understand what you mean but this station didn't take a whole lot of fuel. He talked about the underground tanks being fairly new, and should be no problem.

    Its been awhile since I've seen them too. I've been too busy to even look at them.

    Meanwhile the C5 is getting a workout. It's just nudged past 182,000km and we're still getting along just fine. :-)


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    Hi
    It is good to have a chat about Citroens at a random meeting

    The advice about not refueling when a tanker is discharging is right, for sure ! When I was in the business I think we were supposed to wait an hour(or more?) before using a tank after refueling. Hard to remember now ?? But there is always water in the bottom which gets stirred up by the high volume flow, and in the old tanks that water was pretty dirty and rusty also ! At least the new plastic tanks may not have the rust. I do just drive past if there is a tanker.
    Jaahn

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    Can you get a further fuel discount by dealing directly with the tanker driver and cutting out the middle man? Should also bypass the sediment issue by sourcing fuel direct from the tanker.

    John

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