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Old 07-12-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Well I am an idiot.

Whipped in for gas and just spaced out. I put 6 gallons unleaded in 26 gallon tank. Tank was empty empty when I started.

What do I do?

Truck is brand new and and was just used to unleaded.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:25 PM   #2
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Don't even turn the key. Tow it, drain the tank, change the filter, fill the tank and go.

My wife did this when I was offshore. $800 mistake. Start it and it will be closer to $8000
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:25 PM   #3
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Have it cleaned out. Whatever you do don't start it.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:26 PM   #4
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You tube...or a diesel forum
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:27 PM   #5
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Tow the truck to a place where you can drain the tank.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:27 PM   #6
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Don't turn the key on, drain tank and change filters. My dad did it several years back.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:28 PM   #7
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Do not start it. Buddy's wife did that in his 6.7 Powerstroke. She realized it when she chugged to a stop 3 miles later. Cost was about $14,000.

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Old 07-12-2017, 08:28 PM   #8
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Tow it home. Pull tank and drain. Do not turn key. Put a little fuel in tank when off and pour out. Put tank back on and you are good to go.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:29 PM   #9
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You turn the key on and the fuel pump will run. That's why I say don't do it until you pull the fuse/relay
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:33 PM   #10
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You did the right thing, realized it, didn't turn the key, and got good advice.

I'd probably siphon the gasoline out, flush fuel lines and filter, refill with diesel and roll on. Don't think I'd pay a bunch of money to have someone else do it.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:35 PM   #11
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Truck was running when filling...
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:38 PM   #12
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Rut-roh shaggy
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:39 PM   #13
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:41 PM   #14
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why do people do this its not a big rig wow
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:42 PM   #15
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Its hot man
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:42 PM   #16
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Might as well have it towed to the shop. Unless it is a job you can handle.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:43 PM   #17
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I dont see how it took any fuel ro intakes. It might be at the filter though. Didn't run more than a 1 min. Well I hope.

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Old 07-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #18
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #19
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$$$$$$$$.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:46 PM   #20
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Its hot man
Hope you get it worked out, but hot or not never fill up while the truck is running. I bet you won't do that again.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:06 PM   #21
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Looked at pump again. 2.4 gallons unleaded


Topped it with 22.2 gallons diesel.

I'm reading 10% is ok. Idk..
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:08 PM   #22
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I dont see how it took any fuel ro intakes. It might be at the filter though. Didn't run more than a 1 min. Well I hope.
I'd siphon it out and fill her up and say a lil prayer..
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:10 PM   #23
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Drain is ASAP. My pops had this happen to his 6.4 (vandalism) and it was 10k+ to get it fixed.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:13 PM   #24
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I did it to my dodge couple years about the same situation and I topped it off with diesel and it never missed a beat . Not saying that's what you should do I'm just saying mine was fine.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:14 PM   #25
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Drain the tank and filters, then refill with diesel. It'll be fine.

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Old 07-12-2017, 09:18 PM   #26
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Worst case scenario is insurance will cover any damage (unlikely it hurt it though)

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Old 07-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #27
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Looked at pump again. 2.4 gallons unleaded


Topped it with 22.2 gallons diesel.

I'm reading 10% is ok. Idk..
I'm with you. Gas has been mixed with diesel to prevent gelling in cold climates forever. Only issue I can see is if you get a shot of only gas. My wife did that years ago, and drove for 6-8 miles before it went bang and died.Didn't hurt the motor at all. Had towed to dealership. Drained everything and ended putting another 200,000 miles on that truck.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:36 PM   #28
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I don't have a clue what to do but I'm crossing my fingers for you. Sick feeling when you know you messed up. Hopefully it will all work out.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:50 PM   #29
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You can add diesel to gas but not vice versa, have to drain the tank, hopefully you did not start it, otherwise all the filters will need changed as well.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:50 PM   #30
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It absolutely will not hurt the engine. Just drain the tank, flush the lines and replace filters. Been there done that. I actually drove thru a car wash and was pulling out of the wash when it died. Figured i was in for a new engine. DO NOT take it to a dealership. They will lie and tell u the engine is toast. Min ran for 100k miles after that and I sold it and it is still on the road. There is no spark in a diesel engine to ignite the gas. Diesel combusts from compression. Might cost u a few hundred to get all the work done but the engine is fine.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:51 PM   #31
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Btw there is a certain percentage of gas in all diesel and vice versa. Tanker trucks haul both and you never drain the entire tank before filling it with something else.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #32
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I did the same thing in a work truck. Filled the remainder of the tank with diesel and the truck is still running today.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:53 PM   #33
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I would fill it alll the way up with Denise and give it a chance. If it won't run it won't run. But I bet it does fine with the mixture
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:55 PM   #34
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Looked at pump again. 2.4 gallons unleaded


Topped it with 22.2 gallons diesel.

I'm reading 10% is ok. Idk..
It's not that high of a percentage of gas. You sound comfortable with it so you might as well let it ride.
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You can add diesel to gas but not vice versa, have to drain the tank, hopefully you did not start it, otherwise all the filters will need changed as well.
Of course you can. Gas will keep diesel from gelling. Gas is added to diesel all the time.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:58 PM   #36
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I did this with my first diesel in 97. Put right at 3 gallons of gas in before the light bulb went off. Called a mechanic friend and he said finish filling the tank up with diesel and dump some 2 stroke oil in the tank. Truck never missed a beat. You open my fuel door up on my Diesel trucks now and in big bold letters it say DIESEl/DEF over and under both fuel caps, so the mistake does not happen again.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:03 PM   #37
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Fill it with diesel and put a little addative in it to help with lubrication.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:23 PM   #38
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Turbo coking, cylinder wash & comfort are a few good reasons...
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:32 PM   #39
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Please keep us posted

I think your fine if only 2.5 gallons of gas went in it. I would also keep refilling with diesel about every 50 miles.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:34 PM   #40
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Get a gallon of Lucas and a quart of two-stroke oil and add them to your tank and it will never know difference.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:36 PM   #41
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:42 PM   #42
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Don't take it to dealer or u can kiss your warranty goodbye

Take it to a mechanic that isn't a dealer or just drain it at home yourself
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:44 PM   #43
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If there is some way u can find the main outlet amd just swap the hose to an external dump tank and turn the ignition on ...the fuel pump will prime it until it's empty
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Roll with it and you should be fine
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:56 PM   #45
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I took a risk.

And so far so good. Truck ran rough for about 4 miles and then acted normal. I stopped every 15 or so miles and added diesel. Made it home 70 miles later and acts fine.

I looked at this way, if Insurance would cover it ( agents said yes) might as well go out with a bang. If dealership got it on the spot maybe a couple grand to go thru it and deal with their B.S. and too borderline to make a claim.

So now I will take to my local mechanic and drain tank (about 6% unleaded at this time) and change filters in the morning.

I did some serious praying and puckering all the way home.

Truck has 2k miles on it...just bought it last week.


Another kicker the 2014 Silverado listed in classifieds lost its transmission last week while in KS headed to lease. It was holiday weekend and not a rental for miles. So I pulled in bought a new ford and left it there. Transmission was un-repairable they tell me today. So 4700.00 for reman, but does come with 100k warranty for new owner. I haven't updated ad as I just got that call. I am glad it happened to me and not a new owner. That call would suck too.



And yes I will still run it while fueling. I just won't ever make that mistake again.

Sean

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Turbo coking, cylinder wash & comfort are a few good reasons...
good reasone lmaoooooo its not a big rig
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I leave mine running so my dogs can stay nice and cool while I fuel up.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:04 PM   #48
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I did this with my first diesel in 97. Put right at 3 gallons of gas in before the light bulb went off. Called a mechanic friend and he said finish filling the tank up with diesel and dump some 2 stroke oil in the tank. Truck never missed a beat. You open my fuel door up on my Diesel trucks now and in big bold letters it say DIESEl/DEF over and under both fuel caps, so the mistake does not happen again.
this!
Happened all the time in the military with bone head operators. If you only put just over 2 gallons of unleaded and then 22 of diesel, just add a little oil and you will be fine. Probably wouldn't hurt to change filter by this weekend but I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:07 PM   #49
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So.......did you do it in a Ford 6.7, Dodge 6.7 or GM 6.6.....or Dodge 3.0 Eco?
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