By driver - New Zealand
Today, I went to start my truck that I had parked in my driveway after a longhaul. The fuel gauge indicated I had a full tank. I didn't fill up. My neighbours' son decided to fill the tank with water with a hose. 150 litres worth on top of diesel. His dad's response: "Kids eh, what ya gonna do?" FML
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  vapors  |  0

Doesn't cars always have a lock on the fueltank in these days? If he left the tank unlocked I'd say he had it coming.
Ofcourse he haven't done anything too deserve that numbskull do that, but for crying out loud, don't trust anyone and always lock/leave your possessions unguarded.

  davidomke  |  0

yes, I'm jealous that I have enough to visit a free web site and be the 1st to comment on stories.

btw I bet the ladies are really impress by that.

By  allmidnighteyes  |  10

How the hell did the kid get access to your gas tank to fill it in the first place?

Do you not take precautions to people siphoning gas (especially since you own a truck) from you?
Keep your doors locked, and get a locking gas cap.

By  asdtertrwttewt  |  2

Given that diesel is "lighter" than water (between 82-95% as dense) and assuming the truck has been undisturbed for several hours, it would, in theory, be possible to drain the water from the tank without losing a significant amount of fuel.

The water would settle to the bottom of the tank.


#11 is right. Siphon the water off the bottom of the tank. If you tried to start the engine, disconnect the fuel line at the fuel filter inlet and purge the line with compressed air. Change the fuel filters and drain your water separator frequently upon restart. Charge the neighbor $50/hour for doing this labor. It's cheaper than a mechanic's hourly rate.

  FarSide  |  22

Water is faster. The kid would likely float easier on diesel.

Of course if you are willing to hold the brat's head under diesel or water, the amount of time to drown is the same.

Just Scientifically-ish speaking, of course....

  Jimboom  |  11

Sure drowning him in water may be faster. But if you just threw some diesel on the kid you could save yourself time and effort by just setting him alight. ;)

Un-scientifically speaking.

  Sappheyes  |  0

Actually, you float more easily in denser liquids. Think about the Great Salt Lake, or the Dead Sea. So, the kid would sink faster in diesel, since it is less dense than water.