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I put 5 gallons of regular gas in my 99 dodge diesel which had about 5 gallons of diesel. I drove about 15 miles and the truck quit running. I drained the tank replaced the filter and put 5 gallons of diesel with a small amount of oil in the tank. I haven't been able to get the fuel pumped from the tank by just turning the key on.

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Any petrol can cause major damage to a diesel engine in a short time , like shattered pistons. burnt valves, damaged injector pump and injectors. The lift pump is the first thing to get working. then bleed the system . Then take from there.

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Hi! The problem will probably be on the fuel pump itself. If the fuel pump is faulty it wont take any fuel from the tank to the engine. You will need to have it replaced for it to work. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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