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Old 01-28-2011, 08:33 AM
RJ RJ is offline
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Location: Edmonton. Alberta, Canada
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
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Mein Auto: 2009 X5 xDrive35d
Fueling mishap

Sorry to hear about your mishap.

I am always worried that I will someday make this mistake. Soon after I got my vehicle, I stopped to fill up at a (older) Shell gas station. As I carefully looked for the diesel pump, and put the nozel in the tank, for some reason the pump motor would not come on. I finally went in to the cashier and she said that she had noticed me pull up to the pump and switched off the power as she thought that surely a BMW would take premium fuel and I was going to mis-fuel my vehicle. I assured her my car was a diesel and I did indeed need to fuel it up with diesel. She told me that many people make a mistake as that pump was the most used pump by people passing through on that highway. I thanked her being so vigilant.

I have made a point that when in town we use two seperate gas stations for fueling our two different vehicles, one takes premium and one is a diesel. My wife does not like to fuel the car also helps. The 325i we fill at Costco, and they do not sell diesel. The X5 which I drive, I fill it up at a Shell station. That way we will avoid making a mistake with the wrong fuel. One time when I was away from home for a few weeks and she was forced to go to get gas, she went to a full service station to get refueled.
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2002 325i, Titanium Silver, Step, premium package.
2009 X5 xDrive35d Platinum Bronze Metallic, Beige Nevada Leather, Premium Sound Pkg, Premium Pkg, Comfort Pkg, Technology Pkg. - soon to be traded.
2014 X5 xDrive35i Luxury Line Mineral Silver Metallic, Ivory Dakota Leather, Fine line Pure Wood trim, BMW Connected Drive Services, Driver Assistance Pkg., Premium Pkg. on order.
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