Motorists found E10 fuel purchased from the United service station on Harbour Dr damaged their vehicles as it too much water in it. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
Motorists found E10 fuel purchased from the United service station on Harbour Dr damaged their vehicles as it too much water in it. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Excess water runs too deep in service station's fuel tank

OUTRAGE has emerged after an excessive amount water has been found in fuel pumps at a Coffs Harbour petrol station.

At least five cars stalled yesterday morning after refuelling with the contaminated petrol at United Fuel in Harbour Dr.

Apparently only those who fuelled with the E10 variety were affected.

Several motorists have since returned to the petrol station seeking claims for damage caused to their vehicles.

One affected motorist said it was not immediately clear what caused the breakdown of his vehicle but was later stung with a $1000 fuel pump bill from his tank.

United Petroleum has been contacted for comment.



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