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Diesel fuel theft

Some advice sought here?
I am a repeated victim of theft from woodland - they will steal anything.
If a jerrycan of diesel is chained down they will crop the padlock and have it away.
How do I contaminate a target jerrycan of diesel to cause the maximum damage to any engine in which it is used?
It has been suggested to me that a small quantity of water is all that is needed. Can anyone suggest something that will cause terminal damage.
You may recognise my anger at this thieving, now I want some vengeance.
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Water isn't an issue.
Diesels have filters for that.
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I wish...........what a great idea
But tell me, have you noticed anything unusual happening to your computer, a strange man parked outside your home in anything except an Alfa, clicking on your telephone line?
Dangerous word that. They will never let you back in the USA now
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Would some sort of sugar be any good, or is that an urban myth?
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Sugar doesn't dissolve in Diesel so will get caught by the filter.
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DavidC's is the best one yet .. the engine won't like that.

But if they still have half a brain-cell and check it, they can still put it in a petrol car

and the OP's still out of pocket but by a few p per litre less I admit!
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Petrol, about 20% ought to be enough to do some good damage. I forsee there being a few more "spares or repairs" flat-bed transit vans on ebay next week...
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I would mix methanol in there.. about 10%

Methanol attacks rubber fuel lines and o-rings if they're not specifically made to deal with it (and I suspect that diesel fuel system components aren't). It may take a while.. but sooner or later that rubber hose will let go... Flame on!


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small amount of petrol mixed with sugar then added to the diesel,
a touch of paint stripper in there aswel for added effect.
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i would mix methanol in there.. About 10%

methanol attacks rubber fuel lines and o-rings if they're not specifically made to deal with it (and i suspect that diesel fuel system components aren't). It may take a while.. But sooner or later that rubber hose will let go... Flame on! :d


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