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Author HELP!! Diesel in a petrol car!!
JKGSI
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Registered: 5th Jul 02
Location: Mansfield, Notts. Ibiza Cupra-R 180bhp
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10th Nov 03 at 09:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My mate just called me, shes broke down on the way to uni cos shes just filled her fiesta (petrol) with diesel!!!

Whats the best way to sort it, can we just get the tank drained and fill it up with petrol or will the system need to be flushed??
jr
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10th Nov 03 at 09:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if it been started then i belive your need the system flushed, if it has only been put in the tank you should be alright to drain that off
JKGSI
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10th Nov 03 at 09:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nah she drove it down the road till it died!!
Gareth_H
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JKGSI
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I know shes never had a diesel car before so don't know what posessed her to do it!! no dsoubt we'll be laughing about it later but now shes well stressed cos she needs to get to uni!!
Andy
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10th Nov 03 at 09:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

At least she didn't put petrol in a diesel car - NOT good for engines
l33t corsa
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10th Nov 03 at 09:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Time to ring the AA.
Andy
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10th Nov 03 at 09:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The AA won't flush fuel tanks - they're prohibited from doing so by safety and environmental regulations. She'll have to go to a garage
Scott
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10th Nov 03 at 09:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

depends how bad it is , if shes driven it could cost a fair whack to fix

one of my drivers did it and it cost me 800 to fix, but ive seen cases where u could just empty the petrol tank and give it a good run and it would be fine
vibrio
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10th Nov 03 at 10:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Andy
At least she didn't put petrol in a diesel car - NOT good for engines


you can run a diesel car on petrol it just don;t like it. diesel in a petrol car means a complete system flush
carnoisseurcraig
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10th Nov 03 at 10:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You'll be fine. The cat will need replacing. but once its flushed it will be fine. Also i think you should but a sticker on the tank and on the dash to remind her.

PETROL ONLY YOU DIZZY BITCH.

LOL
Andy
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My sister put petrol in a diesel car. Melted one of the pistons
carnoisseurcraig
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10th Nov 03 at 10:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

LOL, Thats not good.
JKGSI
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10th Nov 03 at 10:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah hopefully it wont be too bad and a flush will sort it, she only drove it down the road from the petrol station so hopefully no damage. The car only cost 300 so if the engines screwed she might aswell get new car!! it's a H reg fiesta so no CAT thankfully
courty
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10th Nov 03 at 10:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i did it but the other way round, put petrol in my deisel, lucky i didn't start it, the RAC picked me up and drove me to the local garage where they flushed it. i would suggest you ring the RAC / AA and just ask what they advise.
JKGSI
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10th Nov 03 at 10:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol, nice comments lads!!

nah its not her fault really, shes got a lot on her plate, shes doing a law degree, is an officer in the TA and works till stupid-o-clock in a night club so shes always half asleep, bless her.

[Edited on 10-11-2003 by JKGSI]
bradfincham
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10th Nov 03 at 12:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a mate had 40 litres of deisel and petrol mix, where his dad drained the car it was in,
he ran it on the mix with half tank of petrol, half the petrol deisel mix, was in a pug 205 gti,
used to fly then get some deisel cought spluttre then fly off down road again!!
langey
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10th Nov 03 at 18:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hahahahaha you dont know how much i'm laffing.

what a dizzy bitch,

that advert on tele, about the golf, and they have desiel written everywere, she need s to get petrol put all over her car.

explain to her that the black or the blue pumps are not the ones to put in her car, use the green ones



[Edited on 10-11-2003 by langey]
the_legend_of_yrag
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10th Nov 03 at 18:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

this dozy cow at work went and put petrol in her deisel the other day called the aa who took her to a garage and charged her 95 to get it flushed out!!!

 
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