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Mixing Gasoline/E85 with Diesel???!!!

I heard that in some places the small "mom n' pop" Fuel stations are getting mixed gasoline and/or E85 with their diesel to cut costs and TRY to make the diesel cheaper.. I know they are doing it in Illinois, and in Tenessee, I don't know where else, but I'm not taking chances! It's not the individual stations, they are getting it that way and not telling their customers. That's just BULL$HIT!!!! I can understand cutting corners and saving money but that is just wrong! That kills injectors does it not?!

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I dont know about injectors. I sure its not good for them. a far as gas in the diesel I duno what the concentration is but I know that diesels dont like trying to burn gas. id think your truck would run like chit if it where trying to burn the spark plug juice.



I know that back in the lil town I lived in the mom an pops station used to have their low grade tank filled and then they would have the pumper truck dump what ever was left over in the mid grade tank.

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it all depends on the mixtures. I sure as "heck" wouldnt want to run it in my truck...



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Never heard of such a thing?
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It wouldn't surprise me a bit.

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Wow, that's really ridiculous, wouldn't want to run it in my baby.

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I had an old trucker tell me that he used to mix a little gas with the diesel in his tanks. He said it ran alot faster and smoother and that I should try it. I could stop laughing. LOL

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I had an old trucker tell me that he used to mix a little gas with the diesel in his tanks. He said it ran alot faster and smoother and that I should try it. I could stop laughing. LOL
haha i would have laughed at him too

-Diesel engines are made to burn DIESEL and gas engines are made to burn GAS. if you put diesel in a gas motor it doesn't work, if you gas in a diesel motor, it runs like hell/blows up/etc....Can't understand why people would want to mix the 2 together to save MAYBE 10-20 cents per gallon while the price of diesel has already been cut in half in most places since the summer; i know it has in VA. To me, i would rather spend the extra 5-6 bucks for fuel that won't screw my motor up (which last time i checked; costs thousands of dollars)

sorry for the rant but i honestly believe that the people who do this "just to save a buck" are honestly dumb

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yeah I havent seen it in diesel yet but last time i filled up my moms car for her I saw a sticker saying "we mix 20% ethanol into our fuel".


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What the old timers used to do was to old mechanical injection systems ! I still would not try diesel in gas and vice versa. I did have a customer whos wife was driving his Mercedes 300d and well she was used to pulling up and putting gas in well she filled the benze up with gas and drove it home .I ended up getting the benz and draining the tank and flushing the lines swapping filters damn thing ran good. I was real leary of down the road but car ran for ever. All I am saying is some have been real lucky some have had to replace engines and fuel systems. I run alittle power service in mine and will do the 2 cycle oilmix to test that but no gas with my diesel here.
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