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post #1 of 36 Old 12-05-2013, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Another senior moment!

Well, I really did it this time. I filled my 2005 Silverado diesel pickup with GAS and then drove it 8 miles until it started to sputter. It's now getting the tank drained, flushed and a new fuel filter and hopefully nothing else. I think it's a 32 gallon tank and was showing 1/8th full when I did the deed.

What I'm wondering now is what to do with 32 gallons of gas mixed with 4 gallons of diesel. Dispose of it? or can it be used in a gas fueled engine?

Don't ask me what I was thinking of or if I was thinking at all............

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I'd probably use it in a gas vehicle, probably mix it 50/50 with fresh gas. I don't think it would hurt but I am not an expert.

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You can run it in a gas engine, farm truck, law mower. A new car would probably eat it too. May have a little smoke out the pipes. It is not a lot diesel.

Or add another 50 gallons of diesel and mixed some drip torch fuel.


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not sure, but you might be able to add a little oil and run it through a 2 cycle, like a yard blower or weed eater
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Do not use it in a gas engine, especially nothing newer with FI.
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Older car or a bike with carb I should think.
In the old days, according to my dad, if you had an engine with too high a compression and it was pinging they would sometimes add a small amount of diesel to stop it.

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Tom, first you have my sympathy for the senior moment. That's what you really wanted, isn't it? Absolution? We're elderly now -- might as well get used to it and have fun with it. Sometimes you'll get an unexpected hug from a hot chick...

Most likely whoever did your draining, flushing, and refilling will have disposed of the adulterated fuel without giving you a shot at it. Me, I'd save it and use it for parts cleaner.

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I wonder why they don't make one of the nozzles square (or oval) , so it won't fit in the wrong vehicle.
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I wonder why they don't make one of the nozzles square (or oval) , so it won't fit in the wrong vehicle.
IIRC correctly, the diesel nozzle is larger, meaning a gas nozzle will fit in a diesel vehicle, but not the other way around. I guess they figured the diesel folks were "more aware" and would not make the mistake.

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Thanks for all the sympathy! My wife just looked at me over her glasses and shook her head. :=)

The only hot chicks that look at me are the one's with grandfather complexes and there aren't many of those, but it's a nice thought.

I told them to save the gas in some containers I gave them just in case I find a use for it. Probably more trouble than it's worth.

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