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Bio Fuels + Tesco = TROUBLE

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Check this out from a veg oil site ;-

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 20:33 Post subject: *Warning* Buying from Tesco - Port solent Hants.

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Well today i went to tesco and loaded my trolly up with 20 bottles of veg for use in the paj hopefully tomorrow. Just finished loading when the shop manager came over and told me to put it all back except 5. i argued with the manager who said they have a bulk buy policy and i said no one said anything for the last 9 mths why now. anyways to my supprise i found 2 security gards apear out of nowhere and i was escorted from building and car park.

Got on the main road to find 2 police cars and a customs inspect van waiting just for me. turns out tesco had called the police on me because i was after the oil for fuel in the car.

Told the coppers to dip the tank, all they found was diesel, 65lts of it!

Told them to **** *** and do some real police work like the rest of us

Thought i should let everyone know just in case tesco have joined with the police and HM Customs.
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Is it illegal to use Cooking Oil in cars then?
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It's not illegal,but I think you have to pay duty on it.......

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Going off on a tangent a bit, but...

There's a rumour going round here at the moment, supposedly originating from the fuels research centre at Stanlow. According to the claims, bio-diesel will cause twice as much wear and tear and therefore halve the life of your engine compared to running on diesel that's been refined from crude mineral oil .

The rumour doesn't say whether this applies equally to commercially produced bio-diesel, or just emptying a few bottles of Mazola into the tank. But if you're concerned, then you should know that at least one of the big supermarket branches (with a large stake in a bio-diesel manufacturing company) is selling bio-diesel on its forecourts. I don't know if it's any cheaper (frankly, I doubt it) so it might be worth avoiding this if you want to play it safe.
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The policies came about as people were taking the pI55 buy buying loads of value oil to use in their cars, vans etc. I think retailers have been forced to inform on large purchases or at least restrict purchases.

Any oil used as a fuel must be declared and the appropriate VAT paid, there is some form you have to complete some where.

Tesco have had this policy forced upon them I expect.
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