Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Confusion @ the Pump
are the consequences when you inadvertently pumped diesel fuel into an
automobile gasoline tank. I have been told this happens frequently.
The biggest problem Ive seen is a headache. Why a headache? Because
the driver of the vehicle doesnt happen to mention as I am going
bats trying to diagnose a starting and rough running problem that they
PUT THE WRONG FUEL IN!! Oh, "I didnt think I put that much
in so I didnt think is was worth mentioning". In our region
even the diesel fuel pumps have the same size nozzles as the unleaded
fuel pumps. Yes this does happen. When it does happen, the best and quickest
fix is to drain the gas tank. It doesnt take much diesel fuel to
really screw up todays computerized vehicles. Not saying anything
is just going to cost you labor$ until you tell the whole true.