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Gents,

After driving around in a diesel whilst waiting for my GTR rear window to be repaired, and having it back today, I only go and put £25 worth of diesel ultimate in the car !!! :bawling:

luckily I just realised as I was about to turn the key !!!

Caused a big queue because people wanted to fill up as it was near closing, and to top it all off, was winched onto a flatbed where a group of chavs had front row tickets:chairshot with stupid Q's like, Wots the BHP mate ?, How fast have you taken it ?, how much did it cost ?

I'm gonna attempt to Syphon it out with my trusty garden hose into t he transit.

Any other thoughts ??

Cheers.
 

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Damn thats bad news mate. I take it all you have to do is remove the tank and clean it up as it hasnt gone through the lines yet?
 

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R33_GTS-t said:
They should have made the nozzles for diesel a different shape and size so they only fitted into oil-burners.
Would helpif they didnt call diesel and petrol under the same brand "BP Ultimate"

Same thing happened to my mate - just syphon out and fill her up with petrol !! - Apparently !!
 

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Remove and drain the tank, take the pump out and drain it as well. If you want to be sure then clear the lines from the engine as well, including the filter.

BP know about this problem and will pay for any draining/cleaning if you know how to approach them nicely.

There was a thread about this a month ago.
 

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Theres another thread on here about this issue... BP 'Ultimate' diesel pump is identical to their 'ultimate' unleaded logo on the pump handle.
 

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Draining and refilling will be fine. We had a guy in a Mr2 (non turbo) fill his car recently and he drove it for a half a tank! He brought it to us with knocking noises and smoke wafting out of the exhausts. The knocking was like det. He refilled it with petrol and all was good. He did drive it carefully when he saw the smoke so shouldnt have damaged the rings etc. IMO there is a bit of panic involved with the wrong fuels. Didnt top gear or similar swap the fuels in 2 cars and run them for a full tank (diesel on petrol and vise verser), then refilled with their proper fuels and all was good.

Tony
 

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Yep same thing happened to me when i lent the car to a mate he put ultimate diesel in it :chairshot started and drove :puke: about a mile down the street he obviousley broke down lmao

plugs, fillters, drop tank etc......
 

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Why don`t they just have a simple voice recording on the Diesels pumps telling you this is a diesel pump etc. Anyone else remember the days when the person on the tills would scream into the tannoy that it was diesel if you went near it in a car?lol
 

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my oppo did the reverse in our diesel ambulance, put £12 petrol worth into empty tank. as it hadn't been started we were told fill to brim and keep it topped up for a while and it will mix in no problem. know it can be worse trying to run a petrol on diesel, but if you didn't start it and drain tank the amount left will be so minimal, just keep topped up to be sure, imho...
 

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Ask Peter on here how he sorted the problem as he made the same mistake.
 

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I filled my missus petrol Mazda 323 up on Friday. After taking it out later in the day she arrived home in a panic saying the car was making a 'gurgling' noise and losing power, she asked me if I was sure I had put petrol and not diesel in it(my run about is diesel) Couldn't remember for sure so I rang my local garage and got ready to tow it down there. Then I noticed the front wheel FLAT AS A PANCAKE! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH:flame:

Still at least I didn't have to fork out for a nasty garage bill:chuckle:
 

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did this in my old 33. had it drained filled with unleaded and was fine, ran a bit crap for a few days though! Had the same embarassment though in tesco's with everyone asking questions!
 

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Guess that makes me the 'stupid' in the title... :chuckle:

It was a proper pain in the ass for me, anti syphon restrictor in filler hose won't let you syphon, well I couldn't get past it anyway. Ended up taking the top of the tank off and using a drill pump to pump the diesel out, new fuel filter and using 2 sets of plugs up before she ran OK (they won't clean up believe me) and that was on the day before TOTB. A mistake I shall never make again...
 

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Just drained most of the diesel out - couldnt get anymore out as the level was low. Put 40 litres of ultimate in (Petrol :rolleyes: ) fired upbriefly then died. now it wont start !

Where do I go from here - garage ??
 

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Probably your plugs mate. You can use a set of stock plugs to clear the tank before putting a 'proper' set in.
 

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I was told that a particular set that the Primera uses can be used to start and run the car (gently) before putting a proper set in but I don't know what the type was...
 
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