SHOULD I SIPHON OUT SMALL QUANTITY OF GASOLINE FROM DIESEL TANK

  • Tiny
  • Macgruntis
  • 2012 TOYOTA PICKUP
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I have a deisel toyota twincab, I accidentally top up filled 2-3 liters of unleaded petrol onto of approximately 45-50 liters of diesel. As the unleaded is lighter than diesel and will sit at top of tank, can I siphon it out from filler?Please advise.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 2:55 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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It may be ok, but I worry about scoring of the ijectors and pump.

Add diesel fuel conditioner and run till 3/4 tank and re fill with diesel.

The real way would be to drain the entire tank of fuel and refill with diesel. It will not separate, it will mix.

Roy

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 3:01 AM
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The amount is not much so there is nothing to worry but try to top up the tank to dilute as much as possible.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 AT 9:53 AM

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