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It was empty and she put 2litres of petrol in before realising her mistake. She then brimmed it with diesel to dilute it. What should we expect, is it gonna die? Seemed fine on the way to work which is about 20 miles.
 

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You wont even recognise any difference. I put 10 quids worth of petrol in my diesel escort van last month by mistake....... I put another 20 quids worth of diesel in it and it ran fine. Just run the tank of fuel in the car now to nearly empty, then at the next refil it will have normal diesel only.
If you had put diesel in petrol car however, it would be fooked within seconds and would require a new engine/big bills.
 

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pop into WH Smiffs on the way home from work, and have a look in Land Rover Owner magazine. They had a whole artical about filling diesel vehicles with petrol, and what different ratio's of fuel would do to the pump, injectors etc.

I know that you can add a small amount of petrol to a tank full of diesel to stop it going waxy during very cold weather.

Hope this helps (a bit) :D
 

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You wont even recognise any difference. I put 10 quids worth of petrol in my diesel escort van last month by mistake....... I put another 20 quids worth of diesel in it and it ran fine. Just run the tank of fuel in the car now to nearly empty, then at the next refil it will have normal diesel only.
If you had put diesel in petrol car however, it would be fooked within seconds and would require a new engine/big bills.
Not saying that you are wrong or anything but after watching 'The Garage' on Discovery the other night they said the complete opposite to you !

They said on there that if you put diesel in a petrol car, although it's not good it would run albeit very smoky and it's unlikely to cause any long term damage to the engine.

If you put petrol into a diesel however you are fu**ed !! The reason being that petrol doesn't have the lubricating properties of a diesel and would cause the engine to run hotter and could cause head failure etc. not to mention the fuel filter problems and draining the tank required amongst other things.

I have just bought a diesel myself and although I know people do put a little petrol in to stop the waxing of diesel after doing some research this is something I would NEVER do myself, I would use an additive specifically designed to stop the waxing or just use winter diesel and be done with it !

Like I said, my comments above were taken directly from the programme on Monday night so I would hope that they are correct. :confused:

Shaun.
 

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i watched that too.. i have seen when filling a trooper with petrol (diesel model), its not good. but that was a full tank of petrol! a little bit diloted while not good for the car, wont kill it. you should be ok. however, if it exploded (petrol combusts a lot easier then diesel), dont blame me! ;)
 

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It all depends on ratios of fuel. A little petrol in a diesel car shouldnt do any harm but too much petrol and yes it will damage the engine.
I cant disagree to much as im no expert but i was led to believe that diesel in a petrol will need removing. I was told the diesel would coat the internals and block the injectors etc and would require a lot of stripping down/replacing.
Like i said, no expert..........
 

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One Thing that people should note is (if you have to lower yourself to it) BP Ultimate and Ultimate Diesel look very similar at the pumps, if your not concentrating It could easily be done, someone started talking to me about the car last week and I grabbed the Diesel pump ...eek! don't fancy the rebuild cost on an RB
 

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Thats exactly what Zoe did. She had a voucher to try Ultimate diesel and put BP Ultimate in instead
 

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Diesel in your average petrol car isnt usually a problem, will finish the catalytic convertor off pretty quickly but fill it back up with petrol & 9/10 times it will be fine...

Diesel cars again 9/10 times will be ok with petrol in, but I have seen some driven until they stopped, with nothing but petrol in the tank & cost thousands to get going again especially common rail diesels!!!

Chaz with that much petrol in & a top up of diesel all it will do is give the fuel system a bit of a clean out !
 

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petrol/diesel

you can put diesel in a petrol car and you will probably be ok,you can't put neat petrol in a diesel car though, will **** it up within a short distance
 
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