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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-27-04, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Will deisel in a petrol engine stuff the 02 sensors?

I had to fill my car from a jerry can today. Thing is some twit had used a container marked petrol as a deisel container. I grabbed the container and filled it right up then filled my car. It probably had 5l of deisel in it. I started the car before and it ran fine for 10 seconds or so but then when i reved it it gradually started blowing blue smoke. So Im sure there was deisel in the can. It had the tell tale sign id dust where the deisel had been spilt around the lid - petrol doesnt do that.

The car idles fine and revs right out but it blows a lot of smoke when it evs and mid throttle it coughs a bit backfires and then revs ok. I think its a matter of letting it get near empty and refilling again but will it damage the 02 sensors???


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Re: Will deisel in a petrol engine stuff the 02 sensors?

id drain it completely then run it out all together and start again. wash the tank out too if possible and drain again. i dont think it will affect the sensor when everythings clean and running properly again but i could be wrong.

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Re: Will deisel in a petrol engine stuff the 02 sensors?

WSell I havent got time to do that I sorta have to drive to Melbourne tonigh. I've got tools with me just in case. Im going to drive then fill up again when it gets near empty. I can make this car use a lot if fuel if I want to. Pretty embareessing the smoke tho :'(

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Re: Will deisel in a petrol engine stuff the 02 sensors?

that sounds like a good idea. even take a jerry can and run it out completely. get that diesel out ASAP!

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Re: Will deisel in a petrol engine stuff the 02 sensors?

Well I ran it pretty low then filled right up. Car ran a little bit funny but much better than I was expecting. Seems fine now touch wood.

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It wont effect anything Karl, just run it through asap, fill the tank with Premium to dilute the dieso, as much as posible.

You will just run a bit smokey for a while.
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You will just run a bit smokey for a while.
just put a sticker on the back window saying something like......ive got the smoke,now i just need a holden badge!

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Re: Will deisel in a petrol engine stuff the 02 sensors?

Dont ever run your tank completely empty, The vanes in the pump require fuel for lubrication.

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Thats why i said dilute it as much as he can.
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