2005 BMW 320D GAS IN A DIESEL TANK

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  • DaveG1980
  • 2005 BMW 320D

Engine Performance problem
2005 BMW 320D 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 270369 miles

I had a quarter of diesel in the tank already the guy that the gas station instead of adding a quarter diesel he added gasoline my car drove fine but then it was lossing power and white smoke was coming of the exhaust please help I don't know what to do

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 5:37 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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I would give the station an opportunity to fix it before I'd sue.

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 8:48 PM
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  • Dr Loot
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Do not panic. It is customary to put gasoline in diesel's in extreme cold weather to help thin out the paraffin in the diesel fuel, it did not damage the engine in anyway, the only symptoms would be loss of power which is to be expected

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010 AT 12:12 AM

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