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Old 09-24-2016, 03:40 AM
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S#^t - diesel into tank

My wife offered to fill the tank for the boat at the servo on the way to the holiday house. How nice! As i looked back i saw her squeezing the trigger of a diesel nozzle
NOOOOOOO!!!

The car is diesel so she just assumed.....

So 2 litres managed to get in before my shout out. Tank was pretty empty so i filled it with 111litres of 95 ocatane petrol.

Its the 6.2 2013.

Will i be sweet or am I draining??

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Old 09-24-2016, 06:41 AM
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A dealer would tell you to bring it in and they will flush the system , drain the tank. I'm no expert, but we have had gasoline vehicles that have had diesel ran through them. It should be diluted enough not to strain your pump, or clog your filters. My wife filled up her gasoline car with diesel. It ran for 15 miles, puffed some sooty black smoke. Hers was towed and drained. She was at least 3/4 diesel. You should be good.


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Old 09-24-2016, 07:06 AM
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I think you would be fine with that volume. May blow a bit of blue but most likely not. I think the catalyst would be the normal worry with a lot of diesel but not in this case. Let us know how it turns out?
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:07 AM
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A dealer would tell you to bring it in and they will flush the system , drain the tank. I'm no expert, but we have had gasoline vehicles that have had diesel ran through them. It should be diluted enough not to strain your pump, or clog your filters.

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Old 09-24-2016, 07:27 AM
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Just nervous - these engines are not cheap. Mind you its probably less than 2% and closer to 1%. Hard to believe it could kill it
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:30 AM
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Diesel fuel ran through a gas engine can be a disaster. I would not risk it.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:49 AM
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With that small amount I wouldn't worry about it... run a 1/4 tank, top off, do it again and again for a bit to dilute it even more. They've already mixed themselves and in some circumstances it's been found a bit of oil actually improves combustion (I can't voich, just reading I've seen) I think you'll be fine.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:50 AM
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Note, i think you'll want to change your fuel filter soon I would imagine as well. Not the diesel is dirty, just as an extra layer of caution is all.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:03 AM
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You never started the engine so sifon the tank then I would pull the tank out of the boat and flip it upside down then you know you have every drop out of it.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:07 AM
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When you say "about 2 liters" are you talking 1.9 or 2.9?

2 liters = 0.528344

and

111 liters = 29.3231

So you are talking about 1/2 gallon of diesel to 28.5 gallons of gas.

You might not have any issues but I believe the correct action in this case would have been to pump as much liquid from the tank before filling it up with gas. You had not ran the engine so there would not be any reason to drain the fuel rails.

Now that you gone and filled it with gas you've made the choice to risk it. I don't think there is any amount of discussion that is going to get your to drain the tank now. So, all I can say is best of luck to you.

The advice to keep adding fuel to the tank as often as you can is good advice.
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