Fuel Containers

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 12:29
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I have 4 of those yellow plastic diesel 20L containers (supercheap) that I had when I had the hilux. Firstly Can petrol be put into these or will the petrol eat them away. Second is it against the law to have say petrol in a yellow container. I know the red are for petrol and yellow for diesel which would be for identification (yellow indicating diesel) obviously for safety reasons but they are still in great condition and I really dont want to throw away but if I cant use them due to it been ilegal or otherwise then I will have to as I have no use for them (prado been petrol) or if some one lives close by (Stefan maybe) and can use them they are welcome to them. Just clearing out my shed. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 13:15

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 13:15
gimme gimme gimme!!!!! lol
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 13:17

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 13:17
If you can't use them, I'll swap you a six pack of your choice for them.

Cheers Stefan

P.S they must be full of course ;)
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 14:32

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 14:32
I wouldn't give them to any Sydney based Missan owners Steve.

I would rinse them out with a small amount of petrol and use them for the Prado. If you are concerned someone will mistake them for diesel then put a label on them :)

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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 15:19

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 15:19
the only downside I can see is that the plastic petrol containers are supposedly impregnated with something conductive in the plastic to prevent static buildup and conduct any static charge to earth/ground.
Are the diesel ones made of a different plastic other than the colour?
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 17:12

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 17:12
Peter,

I just checked my Yellow ones with the Red ones and they have the same Australian Standard, so from that I presume that they are made the same.

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Follow Up By: Dave & Shelley (NT) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:33

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:33
Hi mate,

I have swapped from petrol to Diesel every now and then without an issue (Jerries that is LOL). The Australian standard is the same so that should mean they comply to the same standard. From what I understand they are only colour coded for YOU so you don't get your fuels mixed up. I am pretty sure that there are no problems with chopping and changing when it comes to the "Law".

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:38

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:38
Steve,

I can't believe you stooped that low to give them to a Missan owner in NSW. I have already recieved an MM from him to gloat about it LOL
I hope that you have indemity insurance for when his piddly little 2.8 motor goes bang and he blames a Toyota driver sabotaged him ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:44

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:44
Hey Kev......wanna buy a jerry can????? in really good nick too!!!!

Anyway the TOP bloke Stephen is out with his lovley wife for dinner, so I am guessing he wont be stooping to your level tonight!!!!!!

HA HA HA HA HA HA

If more yota drivers had his personality, you lot would be alright

mmmmmmmm must be time for more beer

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Reply By: Pezza (Bris) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:23

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:23
Hi Stephen,
I have the same yellow container and swap between diesel and petrol all the time, it gets in it whatever I am using at the time, been doing this for around 4 months and is still going strong.

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Reply By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:43

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:43
Stephen M

That mongrel Stefan asked me this evening if I wanted to BUY a couple of Yellow plastic Diesel Jerry cans, knowing what a cheapskate he is I was doubtful of there legitimacy. Then he mentioned you had been round and the penny dropped, those Missan owners are a shady lot eh? LOL.
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:50

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:50
must have been a bad line hey!!!! went more like ahhhhh come on son give us one please.....please.....

Never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn hey!!!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:54

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:54
Good work Steve,

The more Missans that you take down the better LOL

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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:57

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:57
It was a Shyte line Stefan, all I heard was Jerry Cans for beer. Thats my story and you have no witnesses to prove me wrong. HeHeHeHe
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:59

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:59
Who let Kev outta the box.
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:01

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:01
He let himself out when he copped it off before it rusted out (aka 60 series) HE HA HE HA.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:19

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:19
Stefan,

You can get back in your box, Darkie is just an improvement on preferction ;)
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:28

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 19:28
Hi Kev, I took your advice and put some kitty litter in the yellow containers to absorb any of the water that I used to rinse them out. I managed to get most of the sand out that my neighbours children put in (they though it was fun) so hopefully with the rinse out and the kitty litter to dry them out there shouldnt be any remnants of water or kitty litter or sand. Thanks for telling me how to fix the problem, dont think Stefan will need to clean them out any further. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 21:37

Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 21:37
Only Kidding Stefan, had nothing but diesel in them. You will still smell it when you open the caps. Hey Kev if you still lived down our way I would have split them up between the two of you but wasnt willing to post up your way LOL. Would have cost more then there worth. Any way the way diesel prices are going I think Stefan will need to keep them in the back of the patrol and fill em up when he's see's the diesel on special the amount of klms he does to and from Seven Hills everyday. Hey Kev I have some new hilux disc pads (bendix 4wd pads) but dont think they will fit the cruiser ?? Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Holden4th - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 21:41

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 21:41
The only difference is the size of the aperture - as I've found out the hard way. The diesel pump nozzle is a bit bigger than than the petrol one and won't fit into the 'black' (petrol) containers. The yellow ones will accommodate both! This is why the yellow ones are designated as diesel as you can put a diesel pump into them.
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