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I put 1 litre of petrol in my diesel tank by mistake i topped it up with 20 litres of diesel straight away will it be ok to carry on using it

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When you think about the ratio 20:1 thats very little so i would say just burn it out. a diesel burns off of combustion not fire

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Hi yes you should be fine, it may pop for a bit, but so long as you didnt start it with just the fuel in you should be ok....hope that helps

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