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Old 02-14-2012, 07:49 AM
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911...gas in diesel! Help!

Well, I never thought id ever do it, but I put just under 10 gal of gasoline in the tank last night. The tank was almost empty. BP uses green nozzles for gas apparently and I just wasn't paying attention. Anyways, I made it a mile down the road and shut it off to go to the store. Got back out and fired it up to drive home, started running rough and eventually died. Realized what I did and syphoned about 10 gal of fuel out of the tank and emptied the fuel bowl. Filled fuel bowl with fresh diesel & lube additive and filled tank with 15 gal fresh diesel & lube additive and been trying to start it but just won't start. Turns over but doesn't fire up (very close to firing). Lots of white smoke when I turn it over. I don't know what else to do at this point..any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:55 AM
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my assumption is you got some air in the lines. just keep cranking i guess?
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did you change the fuel filter? I think I would be blowing out all lines at that point and hope you didn't melt a hole in a piston or anything
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BP has just done this around here. Green for gas and Black for Diesel, one of the crews at my old job filled up both tanks of their 95 Dually with gas... BOTH tanks.
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Just bought new filter. How do I empty out the lines? Just got it towed home..do I need to remove the quick coupler fittings on the front tank?
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If you disconnect them at the Pollack valve a lot will drain back out. To fully empty tanks I've cut my fuel line and then gotten one of those little 12v inline pumps from advance or autozone and just used that to make sure I got everything out of the tank.
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If you disconnect them at the Pollack valve a lot will drain back out. To fully empty tanks I've cut my fuel line and then gotten one of those little 12v inline pumps from advance or autozone and just used that to make sure I got everything out of the tank.
Ok I'll look up how to do that. Thanks for all the replies, this forum rocks
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:10 AM
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BP has just done this around here. Green for gas and Black for Diesel, one of the crews at my old job filled up both tanks of their 95 Dually with gas... BOTH tanks.
Yep exactly..dumbest thing ever. Any idea what they ended up doing to get it running again?
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:29 AM
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BP has just done this around here. Green for gas and Black for Diesel, one of the crews at my old job filled up both tanks of their 95 Dually with gas... BOTH tanks.
I think I would be getting everybody I could to call BP and give them a piece of your mind. That is stupid. I'm not sure there is anything you could do on a legal level but you could maybe get them to switch back to the traditional green diesel nozzle.
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Anyone have any more info on how to disconnect the Pollak valve? Is it the valve inside the driver's frame rail?
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