Derek Wood, who lives in Falmouth Road, Helston, told the Packet he filled the tank of his Volvo with £50 of diesel from pump 11 at the supermarket fuel station on January 6, somewhere between 10.30am and 11am.
Within ten or 15 miles of driving it away he began to experience problems, with the engine misfiring time and again. He and his wife were "lucky to get home" from their trip out, but Mr Wood decided to give it one more try the following morning.
However, after stopping seven times in a hundred yards while on the way to Constantine Church they admitted defeat and had the car towed to a garage owned by one of the members of the congregation.
The fuel tank had to be drained, resulting in a total cost of £260.
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