Kicked myself in the but on this one - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-22-2013, 04:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 435
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Kicked myself in the but on this one

I decided I'd share an experience I had over thanksgiving with y'all just in case someone els ends up doing it. Let me just start off by saying that i have always thought there was no way, no how i could ever do this, but i did.

I was on my way from south TX up to the DFW area for the thanksgiving and decided to pull into a HEB in Waco to fill up with diesel. All the pumps were full so i pulled around and waited behind a gas pump at the end of the row of pumps. At this particular pump there was a completely separate pump that i assumed was the diesel pump. so when the car left in front of me i pulled up, got out, stuck the card in and started pumping. I left the truck running, as it was 35ish degrees and lightly raining, and i usually do anyway. i had my dog with me and hadn't stopped since we left so i let him out. he did his thing and we went back to the truck and about the time i closed the back door the pumped clicked off. went to pull the nozzle out and thats when i noticed it. it was a small nozzle. first thought was "no f-ing way". turned around to hang the nozzle up and it was E85. i dang near had a heart attack. quickly i jumped in and put it in reverse and just let it idle back into a parking spot no more than 30 feet away. right as i got into the spot the motor started to clack and thats when i shut it down. sitting there thinking what the f am i gonna do, I knew i would need to somehow drain the 20 something gallons of shět out of my tank and change my fuel filters. call it luck, but there was an Oreilly's right there. went over and got some fuel filters and some DK fuel lube, and a diesel can. came back and started to think how i was gonna drain the tank. thats when i remembered that if you dont crack the fuel bowl loose under the cab before you pull out the yellow drain plug, it'll continue to drain out the fuel, so thats what i did. after about 45min, it started to drain real slow. i figured to flush out the last 3-5 gallons the fuel system wont pick up out of the bottom of the tank i would put 5 gallons of diesel in 3-4 times and drain it each time. wishing i had my aux air line/tank hooked up to my ride right system, i could speed up the process by pressurizing the tank. well i ended up finding a small funnel in my toolbox and some scotts towels, so i stuck the funnel through the middle of a towel and then stuck that in the filler neck (towel acted as a gasket between funnel and filler neck) and started blowing. by god it worked. and im sure everyone that saw me doing all this was wondering what in the heck this guy was doing. finally got to the point that i felt i had flushed the tank enough and it was time to go ahead and change the fuel filters. i specifically bought a 1-14" socket (i think it is) and breaker bar to keep in my toolbox just for changing the lower filter, so thats what i was using. also, i would like to remind y'all, its dămn near freezing, raining, and by now its about 11:30 on a sunday night. well i got the fuel bowl off and switched out the filters and rubbers. screwed the bowl back on by hand, went to tighten the bowl the rest of the way with the socket and SNAP!!!! The dămn plastic nut broke off the bottom of the fuel bowl. well f***. im done, theres no hope now of fixing my truck tonight. i layered up on cloths, climbed in the truck with ol duke and tried to sleep it off till morning. but ill tell you what, that was one of the coldest nights ive ever had.

that next morning my dad came from DFW to tow me to the ford house there in waco. told them the story and they suggested that i let them drop and clean the tank and back flush the fuel system just to be safe. sounded good to me. the tech called me the following day and said my truck was running good and i had caught it in time before it did any damage. outstanding. id rather spend $500 that i have than $10k that i dont for a new fuel system. cause when i picked my truck up, there was another 6.7 in the bay next to mine that did the same thing but his cab was lifted above the rest of his truck.

ive put almost 1k miles on since i did that and still running fine. and i know some of yall are thinking, "well maybe you should have paid more attention". and you're right. also, i know that diesel nozzles are green, and this one was yellow. but in my defense on that is that there is a gas station that uses yellow handles for their diesel pumps, i think its either valero or shell, but i have seen and used a yellow diesel nozzle somewhere. but still, i should have paid more attention to the pump. i have always wondered how someone could put gas in their diesel, but now i know lol


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to KAKnight For This Useful Post:
Heavy_GD (12-22-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-22-2013, 04:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 6,211
Thanks: 31
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WOW
the only real bummer is all the effort you put into it before the cap broke

the nozzle colors is almost criminal IMHO WTF is up with stations or suppliers just picking whatever color ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-22-2013, 04:48 PM
Illiana Chapter Director

 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 11,912
Thanks: 4
Thanked 47 Times in 44 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Glad you were able to get it taken care of without a huge bill. Here in town we have some stations that use green for gas and black for diesel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-22-2013, 04:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 198
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Man that sucks!! Our local station has green pump handles for gas and black for diesel, *** backwards!

Funny similar story, I was at a weekend corvette bash in bowling green a few years ago, and a guy in a brand new C6 Z06 was filling it up with diesel. I pulled up behind him in my Z, got out and noticed, he was looking at my car, and I said, hey your putting diesel in that!! He acted like an *** over it, so I just filled up and left.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-22-2013, 04:58 PM
Illiana Chapter Director

 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 11,912
Thanks: 4
Thanked 47 Times in 44 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmb396 View Post
Man that sucks!! Our local station has green pump handles for gas and black for diesel, *** backwards!

Funny similar story, I was at a weekend corvette bash in bowling green a few years ago, and a guy in a brand new C6 Z06 was filling it up with diesel. I pulled up behind him in my Z, got out and noticed, he was looking at my car, and I said, hey your putting diesel in that!! He acted like an *** over it, so I just filled up and left.
For a while, I drove a 94 Saturn back and forth to work just to save fuel and miles off my truck. The first time I stopped to put gas in the car, I found myself trying to jam the diesel nozzle in it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 211
Thanks: 9
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Glad you got off cheap...
I fear for my wife doing that as she drives my truck sometimes while I am at work and we have never owned a diesel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-22-2013, 07:57 PM
-POWERJOKER-
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,034
Thanks: 5
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It happens...

I've known two people, one who put gas in the diesel tank like yourself, and one who put diesel in the DEF tank. Sh!t, I've driven off with the pump still attached and yanked it apart twice! Although, that was back in the day when I used to get stoned.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-22-2013, 08:02 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: 804Va
Posts: 1,520
Thanks: 228
Thanked 49 Times in 36 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
You are not alone OP, great read and glad you survived the hypothermia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-22-2013, 08:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 211
Thanks: 9
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dantron View Post
It happens...

I've known two people, one who put gas in the diesel tank like yourself, and one who put diesel in the DEF tank. Sh!t, I've driven off with the pump still attached and yanked it apart twice! Although, that was back in the day when I used to get stoned.
Very comforting knowing that there are still a few honest people in this world
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-23-2013, 03:45 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Denton,TX
Posts: 127
Thanks: 10
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It's Valero that has the yellow diesel handles. Pisses me off BC the E85 has yellow handles too.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors