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Old 10-14-2012, 06:15 AM
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Gas in diesel tank

1.75 gallons og unleaded was accidently put in my 6.0 Excursion tank yesterday and immediately followed up with 38.5 gallons of diesel to fill the tank. Will the amount of gas be deluted enough to eliminate any issues? Is there something more I should do (i.e. continue to top off tank, add a diesel additive, etc)?
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:26 AM
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since it happened yesterday I assume you've driven it since then?

How did it run? any different than before?
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:38 AM
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lol i would have immediately called for a tow had the truck taken to a shop to drop my tank and dump it completely dry.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:43 AM
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i would keep topping it off, that little of gas it should be ok.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:45 AM
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you're looking at between 4-5% gas in the tank. That's really not that much but I'd hate to tell the OP that he'll be fine (and that not be the case). Some synthetic 2 stroke oil would help dillute the dryness of the gas. I would also run a diesel additive if you already don't, even without the gas it's a good idea to run some kind of cetane boost.
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lol i would have immediately called for a tow had the truck taken to a shop to drop my tank and dump it completely dry.
That much gas won't effect it. You would have $400 into a tow and shop fees for nothing. People are quick to panick. If it were mine I'd put a lil trans fluid in tank to help lube injector and pump. Diesel has lubricant in it where gas doesn't and drys lines out.

Like i said, too much panic for nothing. You will b fine.


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Old 10-14-2012, 08:22 AM
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It drove just fine...I'll continue to top off the tank and throw some cetane boost in just in case. What ratio of 2 stroke or transmission oil do you use?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:42 AM
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Personally In my 19 gallon tank I put about 200 to 300 ML (1/3 of a jug) to a full tank of fuel. Once every 5000km (Every time I do a oil change). I'm sure someone will chime in with "the proper amount" to run.


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You will be fine. I use to add gas to my diesels all the time and just add a lubricant. Just make sure it is less than 10%
I only did this in the winter months to help with fuel gelling


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That much gas won't effect it. You would have $400 into a tow and shop fees for nothing. People are quick to panick. If it were mine I'd put a lil trans fluid in tank to help lube injector and pump. Diesel has lubricant in it where gas doesn't and drys lines out.

Like i said, too much panic for nothing. You will b fine.


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I had an old man tell me he adds a quart of trans fluid to every tank and has never had any injector problems with over 200k miles on the truck. Your the second person I have heard mention this. Has anyone else heard of this? What are the pros and cons of adding this to the fuel?

Yerby111 - Dont sweat it man. Known people who have done the same thing. They just topped off the tank and added some diesel kleen.

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