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Old 01-22-2011, 01:47 PM
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Question HELP!!! Gas put in tank

Ok Its a 2008 diesel. Not mine my buddies. His wife put e85 in it and he is gone on a business trip for 2 weeks or so. Cant get in touch with him and I am trying to help her/him. She put about 18 gals to top off the tank of the e85 and drove about 30 miles before she knew something wasn't right. It was running just not smooth. What to do besides drain and flush lines and change filters. Long term effects?







And to be clear this is not my truck!!!!
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:08 PM
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there is an earlier thread on here about a 7.3 that this happened to...best thing to do would be to drain everything...but some guys were saying to keep it topped off with diesel and add lots and lots of additives i'll see if i can find the thread for ya...
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:09 PM
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here is the link

Gas in diesel in 7.3
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i would not just top off a 6.4
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:19 PM
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Can't say i would just top it off either
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I was going to drain it. But what about long term damage any info on that because that is my main concern for them.. I tried to search but there is just so much info and to many threads lol. thanks for the help
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The 6.4's are very unforgiving when it comes to having anything in the fuel system besides fuel. I know when there is too much water it destroys the HPFP (High Pressure Fuel Pump), lines and injectors. I would have it towed somewhere, drained, etc... Wouldn't just drain the tank and refill with diesel and hope for the best.
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You need to drain the tank, flush the lines, and you will eventually have to replace the injectors, HPFR, and HPFP
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You need to drain the tank, flush the lines, and you will eventually have to replace the injectors, HPFR, and HPFP
What he said.....


Time to break open the piggy bank....this is going to cost.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:55 PM
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You need to drain the tank, flush the lines, and you will eventually have to replace the injectors, HPFR, and HPFP
What he said X2

Your buddy should check his insurance policy. Some policies will cover this kind of mishap.
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