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Diesel fuel in a gas eos

Put diesel fuel in gas eos, drove for about 20 miles had car towed to dealership, removed fule from tank and lines, replaced spark plugs. Now low power engine light on ws making a whistle noise and sounded like a heat shield was rattling, not up shifting and then made a Big Bang , exhaust now loose and loud, power has returned.

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You have ruined the exhaust converters with the diesel fuel

Its that dealer next to usless?

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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  • Sam little Nov 29, 2012

    I hope my dealer isn't useless, they have always treated me fairly in the past.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2012

    Your a very rare exception They knew you had used diesel fuel & the converters were ruined from that. Let me explain They will take your money & do little When the cost to you is alot they do nothing Go to a reoair shop when your warantee is up Dealer as for warantee work too expensive & you see the results you get

  • Sam little Dec 09, 2012

    They tried the flushing and refueling first to try and save me some money. They were hoping the converter and turbo unit hadn't been damaged.Still waiting for parts to arrive. All will be well.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2012

    Let us know the end results I didn't mean to be hurtful but when you get a thousand questions a week from people who have just left a dealer for the third time & zero results it make you very frustrated as on a good day you could resolve at home in you driveway but a professional can't

  • Sam little Dec 29, 2012

    One new catalytic converter and car is as good as new. All repairs covered by auto insurance.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2012

    Good Deal

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