Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

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Dear Enfield Council,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from £300 for a simple drain and flush through of the tank to over £5000 for those unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition, there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the Council and the number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q2. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q3. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

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Customer (Nick Panchaud) 16/09/2010 03.43 PM
Dear Enfield Council,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue
in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from *300 for a simple
drain and flush through of the tank to over *5000 for those
unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has
estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition,
there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and
inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated
by the Council and the number of occasions any of these vehicles
has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing
during each of the last two years.

Q2. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the
mis-fuelling events.

Q3. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company
please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

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Date Created: 16/09/2010 03.43 PM
Last Updated: 16/09/2010 03.43 PM
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mis-filling of motor vehicles.

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Dear Nick Panchaud

Attached is the response to your freedom of Information request.

Regards

Karen Newport
Fleet Services Manager
ESS Fleet Services

( 0208 379 2182
* [email address]

(See attached file: FoI Sept 2010.doc)

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