WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12254 Members
65 Forums
72899 Topics
982766 Posts
51 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
81 registered (alan128, 15 invisible), 1902 Guests and 310 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2364
Incident at Westminster 1669
Offset number plates 545
Death at Leasowe Train Station 386
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 382
What does this all mean? 269
Planet Earth Tonight 263
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 233
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 198
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 192
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
hi
by Dilly
Yesterday at 11:36 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 10:58 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by Mark
Yesterday at 08:13 PM
Prescriptions
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:55 PM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by fish5133
27th Mar 2017 11:12pm
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
27th Mar 2017 3:50pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by venice
27th Mar 2017 1:18pm
Incident at Westminster
by casper
27th Mar 2017 9:48am
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#95020 - 1st May 2005 12:29am I ran out of petrol ... on the motorway
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5599
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I was travelling down the M53 between Clatterbridge and Prenton last night, when I get the ol' judders. I could smell a strange burning smell earlier on and thought the head-gasket had gone and waited for the plumes of smoke, but nothing. Then realised it must be the petrol, but my fuel pump beeps when it's just getting the fumes through.
And if I couldn't be any more in the middle of nowhere. I had to ascend the bank on the side of the road, which was covered in thin wispy trees that cut me to ribbons, then had to walk along a farm track for about a mile, then another mile through Storeton Woods, to the petrol station. And then back again, four miles in total!!

Those hard shoulders are scary, you don't realise how fast those cars are going, and it's damned loud as well!
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#95021 - 1st May 2005 1:08am Re: I ran out of petrol ... on the motorway
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21031
Loc: Wirral
smack I think we have all been there or very close to it.

Sounds like you did get it on the move again.

Having a few Members Mobile Numbers could have helped you alot.

At least you now know how accurate the petrol gauge is now.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#95022 - 2nd May 2005 1:50pm Re: I ran out of petrol ... on the motorway
lazy_ben Offline
Wise One

Registered: 5th Jan 2004
Posts: 868
Loc: Moreton
You learnt the hard way there dude!
_________________________


new msn/email: bena3turbo@hotmail.com

Top
#95023 - 2nd May 2005 4:13pm Re: I ran out of petrol ... on the motorway
Smiler198 Offline
Addict

Registered: 5th Jan 2005
Posts: 199
Loc: None
When i had my first car.... ('F' reg MG Metro) i ran out of fuel outside Habitat in chester, just in that park and ride lane. I could not believe my luck, and there was a big queue in the bus shelter. I could of died. Mum told me the fuel guage was not working as it never moved, but i realised she never put enough fuel in it for it too move off the end stop. Some walking later and a can of petrol i get the car going and progress home with a battered ego...

Also, ive done it on the M62 in XR2i when i had it, i thought to myself, i should be needing petrol about now but the fuel guage said half full, so i pressed on. 15mins later at a illegal speed i feel the car judder then fail to rev, ignitions lights come on, so clutch in and pull over. Try to start the car, open bonnet so whats up with the engine, nothing visable, open petrol cap too the sound of hissing....and the guage moves to empty....ahh.... Open boot, get petrol can out full of fuel.. smile and away i go..

Get a petrol can, as one day you will need it, or someone will, and its not nice to have to buy a petrol can then buy the fuel..

Oh yea, i ran out of fuel on the M56 too in mums car...she went on holiday and said too me, 'there is enough fuel to get you too manchester airport too pick me up'. Going along the M56 just past the M6 just up the hill the car dies, this is about 5-50am. So im thinking...erm what can i do... Ah, luckily the gf was staying with me, so i ring her to come get me, but she has never drove in chester before as she lives in newcastle...so i have to tell her where to drive and what lane to be in..when..and where..

Top
#95024 - 2nd May 2005 10:34pm Re: I ran out of petrol ... on the motorway
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5599
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I have got a petrol can, but does it ever have petrol in??
It was actually a nice walk there and back and my girlfriend was checking out some horses looking over the wall on the way. smile
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#95025 - 7th May 2005 7:52pm Re: I ran out of petrol ... on the motorway
Meesh Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 26th Jul 2004
Posts: 3244
Loc: Neston, Wirral
happy

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
For Sale & Free
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:43am
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
24th Mar 2017 6:24pm
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
24th Mar 2017 4:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 8th Nov 2011
Posts: 319
Newest Members
BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990
12254 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 6:50am
Sunset Wed 7:42pm
Local Time Wed 2:19am
WikiWirral Can . . . .