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Pumped gasoline instead of diesel....

So my son put premium unleaded instead of diesel.........WTF. The station by our house has green label for premium unleaded and that's what he put. I'm so pist I could @"$)(;:*^%#}{_\~€£¥•. More so I'm post at myself. I should have not let him. I know it's just a car, but he freakin 20 years old. Too old for this type of mistake if u ask me. Sorry guys just a little frustrated here.

Anyways what now. I drained the tank. Put half tank with 20 oz of diesel kleen. Started up and no strange noises. He only drove about 7-10 miles.
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Sorry to hear that. Hopefully, you caught it before it did anything.

I think fueling places need to standardize their labeling or handles to help avoid confusion. One company does it this way, another does it that way


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hOW DID YOU FIND OUT HE PUT GAS INSTEAD OF DIESEL?
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hOW DID YOU FIND OUT HE PUT GAS INSTEAD OF DIESEL?
I thought it was bad diesel with maybe some water in it. So I drained it from the water separator. Looked and smelt it. Then the yelling started........
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Yupp my old man would have done the same thing...still does LOL,
Drain tank, flush fuel lines, replce fuel filters!
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What kind I damage is expected? What do I look/listen for? What are the signs and confirmation i'm screwed?
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What kind I damage is expected? What do I look/listen for? What are the signs and confirmation i'm screwed?
When it doesnt start!
Do all those things listed above and should be fine! As long as you didnt go a long distance with it! Cats might have clogged?
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after the rail is the injectors, and that is about the end of the line for fuel.... with that in mind, I'd flush the HADES out of it, with the FRP Sensor out (which is on the passenger side fuel rail, over cylinder 2) or with the return banjo wide open..

that HMFC pump is handy in it's configuration in this case.. I'd pull the HPFP feed line off of it and pump the tank dry (but you've already drained and replaced, no?).. Fill it w/ some good clean diesel (at least five gallons).. swap out all fuel filters... open the banjo (or pull the FRP sensor, which may be overkill).. and force clean diesel through the entire fuel delivery system just short of the injectors...

Once I was satisfied that it was flushed, I'd replace filters again, button everything up, prime the system, and hope for the best...


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So no white smoke, no backfiring, no rough idle or driving? At some point it just won't start? I should mention I drive the truck to work today. 45 miles babying it. No smoke, no wierd noises. I filled with 16 gal fresh diesel, added 16 oz of diesel kleen. Bled the water separator under driver side. On way home will stop by and get filters and replace ASAP.

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Gasoline will junk the injectors and HPFP just like too much water will. Hopefully that didn't happen though. Just out of curiosity, does your son drive a diesel on a regular basis?

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