Petrol Containers for Cars

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Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby pensure1988 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:20 pm

Hi

Can anyone assist me in purchasing a Petrol Container or two for emergency use. This is a for a friend living in the Manilva Area nearby Sabinillas, Duquesa Port and Los Hildagos. Where can one buy these items please.

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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby olive » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:55 pm

Rural fuel stations sell them. Ours does for ten euros. Seems a lot for a plastic container but that is the going rate here.

I have a perfectly serviceable metal one but they aren’t legal apparently. Probably because the seams rust.

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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby costakid » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:04 pm

I would have thought all petrol stations sell them or a car spares shop like a UK halfords type store.

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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby elusive » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:55 pm

Ive seen them in the chino shops

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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby pensure1988 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:21 pm

Thank you all for your replies. Very helpful.

I wonder if any Ferreterias sell them as well!!!!!!

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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby Enrique » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:38 pm

Hi pensure1988,

"I wonder if any Ferreteras sell them as well"................. yes they do

As a general tip get your "friend" to read up on how to safely store and transport Petrol and the regulations on amounts you can have in containers.
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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby pensure1988 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:59 pm

Hi Enrique

My friend is not very good on the Internet. I have had a look for her but could not find anything relative to my inquiry. Could you steer me in the right direction please.

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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby Enrique » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:59 pm

Hi pensure1988,

" Petrol Container or two for emergency use............what is this emergence use ?

It's not advisable to carry Petrol around in vehicles on a long term ...........best to fill up when the Fuel gauge gets to 1/4

Even in a sealed can it can smell......unless you have Covid-19........ :shock:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... 23-by-road.
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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby pensure1988 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:16 pm

Hi Enrique
My friend has serious parking problem in the road where she lives. She does not want to move her second Car. She only wants to top up her Tank. Sorry, she will need one container only. So will only fill the Container. No storage is required then. Do you know what the limit is to carry such a container in your car for this purpose.
Thank you for your help in this matter

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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby Enrique » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:54 pm

Hi pensure1988,

In that case a 10ltr (ten) can is ok...............sounds like an expensive way to claim a Parking space...........using a second car. :(

The Containers I use are Made in Canada, bought from a Ferretería.........the pouring spout is housed in container when not in use.


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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:30 am

olive wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:55 pmI have a perfectly serviceable metal one but they aren’t legal apparently. Probably because the seams rust.
Who has told you that ? I´ve got 6 of these metal "army" ones.
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Re: Petrol Containers for Cars

Postby olive » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:02 pm

Two different fuel stations here.

We aren’t talking army gerry cans here but a vintage ( 50 years old) “ Paddy Hopkirk “ gallon can ( about 4.5litres) like this one. https://www.google.co.uk/search?client= ... 34DbJkQNuM.

I keep unleaded in it for machinery and diesel in my shiny plastic 10 euro job.


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