diesel in petrol engine
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The No Damage Formula to Mend Accidental Fuelling
While fuelling your car, care should be taken that you use the right fuel. Many a
times, in hurry or maybe not realizing the kind of fuel required, many of you may
have attempted accidental fuelling. The cases of accidental fuelling are on an all-
time high in the recent times.
Mostly people tend to mistake their petrol tank for a diesel one. So you would find
a lot of people filling diesel in petrol engine. A common yet bad mistake for the
engine! Yes, diesel is indeed a harmless fuel and, you would not find it damaging
your petrol engine much. But, then it is the wrong fuel and, in the long run it can
contaminate your engine completely damaging it.
The diesel takes time to burn. So, when you start your engine after filling the tank
with diesel chances are you wont realize your mistake till very late. The engine will
have to heat up a bit for the fuel to burn. It is only when the black smoke attempts
to move out of the engine when you realize that you have fuelled the tank with the
wrong fuel. At that very moment stop the engine and do not start it till you have
repaired your mistake. This way you would save your engine from getting
The next step should be taking professional help and draining the wrong fuel out
of your engine. Once you have drained the fuel, you should find out if your engine
recalculates the fuel or not. In case it does, you next course of action should be to
refuel the engine with the right fuel and then start the engine. Stop the engine
immediately and repeat the process a few times. This way, if there is any diesel
remaining in your tank; it will get removed in the process.
You should always attempt complete removal of the wrong fuel. In case it does not
happen, a bit of mixture is always fine. Try avoiding the mixing of two fuels in any
way possible. Also make sure you dont fuel your tank with the wrong fuel.