A clever, fool­proof de­vice to pre­vent mis­fu­elling

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

Most Fords now have a clever fuel filler neck which pre­vents petrol be­ing put into a diesel en­gine.

On most other cars, this po­ten­tially dis­as­trous mis­take is pos­si­ble be­cause a petrol noz­zle fits into a diesel filler neck. On mod­ern cars, it is not easy to fill a petrol car with diesel by mis­take be­cause the nar­row petrol filler neck will not take the larger diesel noz­zle.

Phil Cartwright, pic­tured, an RAC pa­trol­man and en­gi­neer from York­shire, has spent three years per­fect­ing FuelSure, a cap which pre­vents mis­fu­elling.

Phil said: “I set out to de­sign a so­lu­tion that was tough, fool­proof, easy-to-use and re­placed the nor­mal fuel cap, and am ex­tremely sat­is­fied with the re­sult.

“Af­ter care­ful eval­u­a­tion, tech­ni­cal ex­perts at RAC agree it’s the only prod­uct that comes com­plete with a range of filler neck adap­tors in the pack, fits over 80 per cent of cars and light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles on UK roads, and can eas­ily be fit­ted by any­one in a mat­ter of sec­onds.”

FuelSure costs £29.95 and is avail­able from RAC Pa­trols and re­cov­ery spe­cial­ists and at some Hal­fords stores. It is be­ing made in Hud­der­s­field.

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