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Old 04-16-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hi...During a recent trip to Alaska I pumped 80 gallons of #2 diesel into my gasoline tank by mistake. After pumping it out, the service station owner said that a little diesel would be good for the fuel pump as a lubricant.Soooo,with the exception of the "in my humble opinion's", what do you think....Thanks. lenOrge

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Hi...During a recent trip to Alaska I pumped 80 gallons of #2 diesel into my gasoline tank by mistake. After pumping it out, the service station owner said that a little diesel would be good for the fuel pump as a lubricant.Soooo,with the exception of the "in my humble opinion's", what do you think....Thanks. lenOrge

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Old 04-16-2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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Never heard of a fuel pump failing because it wasn't lubricated.

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If you pumped "most of it" out, the residual diesel fuel will be diluted by the gasoline & not cause any harm. Larger quantities of diesel/gasoline mixtures are harder for gas[i.e., spark ignition] engines to burn, cause knocking & pinging due to the reduced octane rating of the fuel, generally tend to foul the spark plugs and cause excessive exhaust smoking. Probably not a good idea to do regularly!
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My experience (the engines would not start before the diesel error was discovered) has been that the plugs will be fouled and might have to be replaced to get it started once the diesel is replaced with gasoline. If you took out the diesel and put gas in, then got it started, you're good to go AND have learned a valuable lesson!!
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