Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

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 Police department 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

Greater Manchester Police

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From: Nick Panchaud <[FOI #46983 email]>
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Date: 15/09/2010 14:44
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

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 Police department 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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From: Nick Panchaud <[FOI #46983 email]>
To: FOI requests at Greater Manchester Police
<[Greater Manchester Police request email]>
Date: 15/09/2010 14:44
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

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 Police department 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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