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Old 10-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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This is only sort of funny...

I'll admit, I recently pulled up to fuel up the truck, swiped my card, grabbed the noozle and then couldn't find the "diesel" button... I was at a gasoline pump!

I just saw this on the fail blog and it made me chuckle:
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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A little gasoline in a diesel truck would not do damage to the engine. In cold climates this is how "winer diesel" is made off. But if it is the other way around: Diesel in a gasoline tank is a call to pump out the entire fluid or the engine will stall and the cleaning calls for expensive work to fix it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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that is hilarious..... some jet fuels are 50/50 mix of kerosene and gas
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Ive done close to the same doug. Ive stuck the gas nozel in and then hit the diesel button and then realized it was the wrong nozel when nothing came out.

We've had a rash of trucks with gas in the diesel system at work. It ended up costing about $15k on each one to fix as it trashed the ejector pumps and sent shrapnel through the whole fuel system. Luckily it was the distributors fault as they loaded a tanker with the incorrect fuel so the customer didnt have to pay for it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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This is a bit off topic but not too far. A friend took a crew on a long boat trip and at some point on the way home one of the crew took charge of fueling at the dock. At some point he was told that the holding tank was not the fuel tank and it would have to be emptied before leaving. After a trip to town to purchase all the 5 gallon gas tanks available the holding tank was emptied, the fuel tanks filled, the 5 gallon jugs put aboard and off they went. When they finally got back to the harbor they put the 5's off to the side of the drive, unloaded and headed for home to ponder what to do with the "crappy" gas. When they returned the next morning to haul off the tanks they found they had been stolen. Sometimes justice is not blind it is just not seen.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #6
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A little gasoline in a diesel truck would not do damage to the engine. In cold climates this is how "winer diesel" is made off. But if it is the other way around: Diesel in a gasoline tank is a call to pump out the entire fluid or the engine will stall and the cleaning calls for expensive work to fix it.
Mmmm. Might wanna check the facts on that. NO GAS IN MY $10,000 motor
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:58 AM   #7
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Winter diesel fuel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

i would never do this nor am i advocating it but in older diesels i would imagine you could get away with a little shake and bake.

For some diesel motors it is also possible to add even lighter fuels like gasoline to extend the CFPP characteristics. Some car makers were recommending adding up to 20% gasoline to permit operation in cold weather (at the price of higher consumption) and it had been common practice in Europe where No.1 fuel is not offered at gas stations. Since the 1990s car makers began selling only direct injection diesel engines - these will not withstand any gasoline portions in the fuel as the high pressure in the injection device will ignite the gasoline early on possibly destroying the injectors.
Car makers selling Common Rail or Unit Injector diesel engines prohibit the blending of diesel fuel with either gasoline or kerosene as it may destroy the injection device.[4][7]
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:04 AM   #8
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A little gasoline in a diesel truck would not do damage to the engine. In cold climates this is how "winer diesel" is made off. But if it is the other way around: Diesel in a gasoline tank is a call to pump out the entire fluid or the engine will stall and the cleaning calls for expensive work to fix it.
no...a lil gas in a newer diesel Is detrimental to the whole fuel system....I've seen trucks in with only a half gallon of unleaded in the tank...bye bye 12k+ if u drive like that (save for one gent we saw who put about a gallon in and proceeded to drive and dump the water separator every 10 miles till he went through whole tank.) truck ran but later had hp fuel rail issues. ....those ain't cheap..!!...older diesels would run on motor oil pretty much....not the case anymore with all the epa mandated components. ....if u put gas and u know it dont drive it....tow it dump n clean tank and have fuel system flushed. ...not cheap but not 12k + either.....but just my opinion. ..your toys, your money, your decision.....
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I once accidentally (how else?) put about 5 gallons of diesel in our Pathfinder, which probably had three or four gallons of gas in the tank. Although I pushed the 87 octane button (I watched the selected button and price window light up), I picked up the diesel hose and the pump put fuel in. I was about 2 miles down the road when I noticed the engine was stumbling going up a hill. I took a look at the ticket and saw I had put in diesel.

I gingerly drove back to the station and, without shutting the engine off, I filled the 20 gallon tank with 93 octane. Over the next week or so, as it burned the mixture out, it ran okay. It never knocked. I attribute that to the engine having a knock sensor. Until we used up the mixture, it ran a little rough and smoked for about a minute after a cold start and smelled like diesel, but there were no permanent problems.
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Mmmm. Might wanna check the facts on that. NO GAS IN MY $10,000 motor
Gas in my father in law's duramax left him sitting on the side of I-20 in Alabama. Had to tow, drop the tank and drain it. But he had filled with about 3/4 tank of gas. Whew!
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