Wrong fuel put into tank

Tiny
COLIN BROOKES
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  • 2008 JAGUAR XF
  • 2.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 27,000 MILES
I have just put a liter of petrol in my diesel car. When I realized I put forty two liters of diesel in plus maybe a liter that was already in the tank. Will this be okay.
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Saturday, February 24th, 2018 AT 1:38 PM

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Tiny
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Not much chance this will cause a problem. Gas requires a spark to ignite, so it will not burn until the diesel starts to burn. However, gas will self-ignite from the real high temperatures created by the real high compression in a diesel engine. You have the gas diluted enough that it should not cause a problem. The other issue is diesel lubricates the injectors while gasoline does not. You will have enough diesel going through the fuel system to provide the needed lubrication.
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Saturday, February 24th, 2018 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for the advice it is much appreciated.
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Sunday, February 25th, 2018 AT 2:08 AM

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