Someone put diesel in my regular tank

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    Shelby

    It stalled out after driving 2 blocks. Took it to a mechanic who drained it…but must not have done a good enough job because next time I got in it stalled after 30 minutes. While I was waiting I tried running it to get whatever remained of the diesel out, but the car eventually would start back firing and puttering the more I did this…so I just shut it off. Unfortunately the mechanic around here are not the best. Do you think it messed up the fuel injectors, filters, and spark plugs?

  • #15896 Reply

    butchkaz
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    Yes, diesel fuel will cause havoc to the fuel system.
    Just draining it or trying to run it out will not fix it. You need to remove the gas tank and drain it. Replace the fuel filter. Clean the fuel injectors or replace them, replace the spark plugs, change the oil.

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