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Diesal gas in the tank

My uncle pour diesel fuel in my 98 cutlass what should i do the car still cranks but you have to hold on the gas pedal and when you let go the car cuts off

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  • wilsondesmon Apr 23, 2009

    so the motor is fine right

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You need to drain your fuel tank completely.

First, disconnect you negative battery cable, then remove the fuel filler tube that goes from the fuel filler door, to the fuel tank. Usually, there is a couple bolts by the gas cap, and a rubber hose with 2 hose clamps connecting the fuel filler tube to the fuel tank.
After you disconnect the fuel filler tube, use a piece of old garden hose or tube to siphen the fuel out of your fuel tank. Once your fuel tank is completely empty, re-assemble in reverse, and add gasoline only.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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You must drain all the diesel fuel out of the tank and purge the fuel lines as well or it will not start.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    yadayada Apr 24, 2009

    yes the engine will be fine.

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Need to drain out the tank,put 2-4 gallons of gas in tank, redrain and refill all the way.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    VWdan Apr 24, 2009

    kind of a fuel injection cleaner,ha

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