diesel fuel in unleaded gas

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-17-05, 11:07 AM
jgh4323
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
diesel fuel in unleaded gas

5 gal. of diesel was put in 93ford truck instead of unleaded and ran until it quit,about 1 hour, can anything be done or is truck motor a piece of garbage now.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-17-05, 11:30 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Hamilton County, Ohio
Posts: 4,288
All is not lost but you do need to get the diesel out of the system. This means draining the tank, flushing the fuel lines from tank to injectors, and cleaning or replacing the spark plugs and possibly the fuel filter. Others will be on board soon with further advise.
 
  #3  
Old 01-17-05, 05:09 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,531
Sometimes it puts a hurtin on the catalytic convertor
 
  #4  
Old 01-17-05, 07:40 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 132
Depends a lot on the mix as well as other preset conditions (motor, state of tune, etc.). Diesel contains many more BTUs per pound than gasoline. Sometimes the motor can survive, sometimes it can bring a tear to your eye.

Pull the plugs first and see what kind of shape they're in.... if the ground electrodes show a lot of damage, all may not be lost, but lower your expectations. Purge the fuel system and drop in some fresh gas. See what happens.

If all else fails, you could try burning a 10 dollar bill as a sacrifice to the carburettor gods (jokin', jes' jokin').
 
  #5  
Old 01-18-05, 03:54 AM
Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,538
its unlikely that any damage was done to a gas engine by dumping diesel in its tank it just needs the fuel drained fuel filter changed and plugs changed as they will be fouled.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes