Re: diesel in the petrol tank [HELP!!!]
> "newsman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> My wife has accidentally put diesel in the petrol tank of the Volvo (1985
>> 760 T ) She worked it out when she went to pay and did not start the car.
>> What is the best course of action? She only put 25 liters into a 60+ liter
>> tank that was practially empty, can the diesel be diluted ? or do I need
>> drain, where's the drain?
>> Thanks in advance
> Typically if you fill it to the brim with petrol, so its 50/50, this is
> still too much diesel. You could get away with about 25%, if the weather is
> not too cold (it wouldnt start cold) and you may well get cronic detonation
> under boost.
> So, sorry, you'll have to drain (at least partially) or rig the fuel pumps
> on, disconnect a line and pump it out.
I once witnessed the result of this, only to see an incredible (and I really
mean INCREDIBLE) amount of smoke from the back of that specific car. And that
was only a couple of liters, not even close to 50%.