Is anyone superstitious? As some of you may know, I study 40 minutes away from where I live, and this week is a commuting week... So yesterday morning, I arrived at Thornhill car park, parked and went to my lectures. I then went out and around 22:00, where we were 13 at a dinnertable, and the bill worked out to £13 each. Eventually, I got back to the car. I started the engine, realized that it was covered in ice, so I got out and scraped the ice off (all the time with a piece of opera playing). I sat in the car... and the engine was off... odd I thought, so I started it again, turned the heat up, put it in gear, accelerated... dead... hmmm I tried two or three times, turning off various electronics (and thinking of how much I drank)... Eventually, I realise that my fuel gauge was fooling me... it showed half-a-tank, but in reality I was really quite dry (how I got there in the first place is a miracle I guess). Unfortunately, there is no petrol station nearby, so while walking aimlessly, I find a cab and ask them if they can bring my to the petrol station. The driver (from New York incidentally) was very simpathetic, and told me that he can't take rides without bookings, but he'd bring me to the station. At the station, they didn't have a jerrycan... so after trying to buy 2 bottles of lucozade (with the intention of filling them with fuel as they were solid and wide-necked), the shopkeeper said he had a can that had the pipe missing, so he couldn't sell it... but he'd give it to me as I was in a tight spot. 20 minutes later, I get to the car and find out that my idea of slowly pouring it in wont work... so I rip open the first aid kit with the intention of using the tournequin as a syphon, (finding out in the process that I need to renew it as most of the items are expired). No tournequin... d*mn... Grab the scissors, cut the lucozade's bottom and find out that the little flap wont allow you pour directly... so I used the wheel-bolt-spanner-thing to push the flap open while pouring... nope, wont work, it drips through the overflow... in the meantime, a friendly W203 owner pulled up by me and offered a hand, we sliced a water bottle's top and bottom off; then cut one side, rolled it into a pipe, used the lucozade bottle/funnel and voila! So... a few points: - It helps to find friendly people! I was truly impressed with the help I received (especially compared to when I broke my ankle and had people stepping over me) - I need to fix my fuel thing, I put a bottle of injector cleaner in with a full tank last night hoping it helps... but I think I need to change the sensors or check the connections... ideas? - Does anyone know the part number for the first-aid kit? I need a new one... - A giant thank you to the merc owner, the cab driver and the petrol station clerk. I wanted to send thank-you cards out, but I thought it would be... odd asking for their addresses So I'll send one to the petrol station and one to the cab company; hopefully the friendly merc owner is a member here and reads this M.