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Old 01-02-2009, 08:42 AM
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Gas in diesel engine

What kind of damage will reg fuel do to a diesel motor......No I didnt do it but Neighbors daughter did. I watche da guy do it in a brand new dodge with the temp plates still on it and told him what he was doing he argued the lady attendent told him it was diesel.... well he didnt go 60 feet from the pump. Ok my neighbors daughter on a full tank drove about 150 miles stopped and filled up wtih regular gas half a tank and then drove another 80 miles went to fill up again when they relized what she had done filled it with diesel drove it anothe 5 miles home.....now they are asking me what damage has been done and i have no idea. i can smell the 2 fuels mixed together. Any ideas????? thanks Tenmore This is why I dont let people drive my truck
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i think first you need to drain all the gas immediately, i think they might of actually got luck by mixing it 50/50 def. change the fuel filter(s)

I read on here somewhere some time that someone said its doesnt do as much damage as you think as long as you tackle the problem immediately. Def give that thing a full tank of fresh diesel.
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Thats what i told him to do before he moves it drain the tank and change the filters just to be safe. But I didnt know what damage it may have caused or if there was anything else to do besides a fresh tank of diesel and new filter i know some people
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I watche da guy do it in a brand new dodge with the temp plates still on it and told him what he was doing he argued the lady attendent told him it was diesel.... well he didnt go 60 feet from the pump.
did he think it was a gas dodge? and the attendent told him it was diesel?

i just really didnt understand the sentance.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:28 AM
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man i am really surprised she actually drove it with gas in it considering the point of cumbusion is way higher than diesel and with all that compression i have seen truck have their motors fall into pieces... guy had an angry wife lol (u shouldnt cheat lol)
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Yeah I am surprised she was even able to drive it. My brother did this to my old truck, He left it idling at the pump and before he was done refueling the truck shut off
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happended once, half tank of gas...drove about 5 miles and then realized what had happened (truck started to act weird), filled up with diesel and 2 quarts of two stroke oil, and ran like a brand new truck after that. Made sure to top it off with diesel every 100 to 300 miles are so after that until I was sure the gas was all gone.
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on my other forum a guy had a similar situation and he just topped the tank off w/diesel every chance he had and it slowly mixed out the gas w/no problems.

I have also heard that you shouldnt change ur fuel filter (after throwing gas in the tank)for about 500 miles because gasoline will really clean out some of the crud in the fuel system...I dont know if its true or not
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did he think it was a gas dodge? and the attendent told him it was diesel?

i just really didnt understand the sentance.
No he knew it was a diesel.....and the lady told him the pump on the end was diesel i saw him filling up and went over and told him what he was doing.....but there was a language problem english he didnt speak it...
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