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How to flush the gas tank of incorrect gasoline.

I put in Regular Gas instead of Diesel gas. How do I flush the gas?

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Take the fuel line off from the tank and drain. If you tried to start it just leave fuel line off and crank it over a few times at irregular intervals as gas will evaporate after a while and dissipate thru exhaust by turning over . There is no spark in a diesel engine to ignite gas,

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2 Try to get the gasoline through the system as far as possible - loosen the feed pipe as close to the carburettor or injector system as possible, switch on the ignition to get the fuel pump to displace any diesel in the pipe (remember to place the end of the pipe into a container so you don't spill the stuff on the floor). Otherwise just suck at the end of the pipe (not recommended) until the gas comes through.
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Spray the Quick Start into the air intake while cranking the engine. It should start, even for just a few seconds. Repeat this a few times until the engine starts then let it run until the smoke from the exhaust stops. It is not the end of the world to have diesel in a gas tank, much, much worse is getting gasoline in a diesel tank!
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Open the gas fill door, remove the gas cap and smell the gas fill tube area. If it has a kerosene like smell then you may have filled it with diesel fuel. If so select your favorite garage to drain the tank and flush the fuel system to remove the diesel.
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Ouch!
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Check tdiclub.com forums- It's a very helpful community.

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Hi,Did you start the vehicle after you put the gas in the tank? A drain plug is fitted underneath the tank,drain the tank of gas then fill it half way or more it may run a little sluggish at firs but the amount of diesel to gas ratio will mean it will do no harm.Hope this helps.

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