All swell that ends well. Pumped diesel into the fuel line from the tank and bled the fuel transfer pump on the engine and it still would not start. I was trying to work up the courage to tackle bleeding the injectors when a neighbor walked by and asked how it was going. In our rural area everybody knows what is going on and he knew all about my blunder. When I said I had to bleed the injectors, he asked me to wait so he could go get his tools.
Turns out he spent forty years working on dredge ships off shore. It never occurred to me those big dredge pumps are powered by big diesel engines. He had special wrenches to get on the awkward injector nuts. He talked me trough the whole procedure and showed me the most awesome wrench tricks. The engine fired right up, coughed and belched for about five minutes, and then settled down to its regular smooth 600 rpm idle.
Just dropped off the two barrels of bad blend at the NAPA store. They even unloaded them for me. Guess where I buy all my parts from for now on?
Someone asked about admitting such a stupid mistake on the forum. Well, this forum is supposed to be a helpful, learning tool. You can learn through failure as well as from success. I made a sticker on our label machine and put it inside the door to the fill spout. It reads "I Drink Diesel Only".
Al & Sue w/T-Bone & Rosco
Go Devils Bus, 1994 8.3 Cummins, Spartan Chassis