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    Default diesel in the petrol

    a bit on tv tonight about tanker driver filling petrol tank up with diesel at wellsford mobil.

    did it affect anywhere here?

    how many here have accidently filled up with the wrong fuel before?

    i'm starting to hear quite a few sories of bad fuel causing major problems (blown diesels etc). i wonder how often the compaineis get the fuel stuffed up.
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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

    putting petrol in a diesel or vice versa is bad - if you do it get it drained on the spot and don't start it or drive it

    from what ive been told petrol in a diesel causes it to rev uncontrollably (8-10,000RPM) when it would only rev to its redline of say 4200rpm and the engine will destroy itself

    a friend of my parents put diesel in a petrol and drove it 120kms to our house to complain the car wasn't running good

    it ran but very badly and since she ran it for so long it was too far gone and had to be rebuilt

    just try not to do it and if you do get it drained and don't start the bloody thing as then you will ahve to flush and bleed the fuel lines and possibly get a new engine
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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

    In Europe many years ago (1984), I went on a ski trip to Austria and the driver put a bit of petrol in the diesel (16-seater Bedford van, from memory) to stop it freezing - not sure of the ratio, but I don't think it was a lot...

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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

    I've put petrol in a diesel tractor before, some clever clown filled up the diesel container with petrol.

    Tractor ran ok, but was completely gutless. No crazy revving.

    After realizing what had happened I drained the tank and bled all the fuel lines, didn't appear to have any long lasting effects.

    That would have been roughly a 70/30 diesel/petrol mix.
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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    After realizing what had happened I drained the tank and bled all the fuel lines
    Then what? Did the pyromaniac in you come out with the mixed fuel?

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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by wotz View Post
    Then what? Did the pyromaniac in you come out with the mixed fuel?
    Nah, poured it all over the driveway to kill the weeds!
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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

    Most Europeans put about 1L of petrol in each full tank of diesel in winter to stop the freezing it doesn't need to be much I did it for years in my diesel car with no side effects, although I would not put anymore than that amount in. Does anyone remember the old truckies lighting fires under their trucks diesel tanks to get the diesel flowing used to be a common site in England when I was growing up. You don't need to do it anymore as diesel now has anti freezing agents added

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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    how many here have accidently filled up with the wrong fuel before?

    i'm starting to hear quite a few sories of bad fuel causing major problems (blown diesels etc). i wonder how often the compaineis get the fuel stuffed up.
    I did that once.
    Its bollocks it will damage your car. At least putting diesel in your petrol vehicle.

    It may be more of an effort to clean it out is all, but if you didn't drive (like me) then it easy.
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    Default Re: diesel in the petrol

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