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Tremendous Lee
03-31-2017, 09:12 PM
OK, I pulled the ultimate diesel owners nightmare. I put 15 gallons of E85 in an empty tank. Drove 100 ft while the engine was knockin and shut her down.

Please direct me to a thread with some knowledge on emptying, purging and priming the fuel system.


Thank you.

Old Crows
03-31-2017, 09:20 PM
Oh crap!!!

talkinghorse43
03-31-2017, 09:26 PM
OK, I pulled the ultimate diesel owners nightmare. I put 15 gallons of E85 in an empty tank. Drove 100 ft while the engine was knockin and shut her down.

Please direct me to a thread with some knowledge on emptying, purging and priming the fuel system.


Thank you.

IIWY, I'd call Dennis (lindenengineering) @ 720-344-1877 (Golden, CO)

Aqua Puttana
03-31-2017, 10:09 PM
...

Please direct me to a thread with some knowledge on emptying, purging and priming the fuel system.


Thank you.
Try these.


Really? How could anyone put gasoline in a diesel?

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15652


https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?p=286681&highlight=gas#post286681

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?p=409975&highlight=gas#post409975

With proper response your T1N may be ok.

vic

smiller
03-31-2017, 10:11 PM
If you ran the engine on a high concentration of gasoline and it got the high pressure pump and injectors then you will be lucky if all you need to do is purge the system, but fingers are crossed for you and as above you might be OK. Much will depend on whether the mixture was 5% gasoline or 95% gasoline. As you probably know, do not start the engine again for any reason until the system is examined.

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krisinak
04-01-2017, 08:47 PM
lee, here is hoping it all works out well. here in mexico the green pump handle is for regular petrol, black for diesel. i often stop myself in mid reach.. best of luck, let us know how it shakes out. cheers,kris

Bobnoxious
04-01-2017, 08:59 PM
Damn, purge fuel system well. If you shut-down soon enough, you may be fine. There's videos on YouTube of diesels running on gasoline for quite sometime, If I remember correctly, I saw one run for half an hour, YMMV.

ptheland
04-01-2017, 10:02 PM
My condolences.

Here's a discussion based on VW diesels, but the info is fairly generic. No specific procedures, but a chat about what parts might need to be replaced and why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtozuGGVFqg

ranchworld
04-02-2017, 05:54 AM
I did the same thing, about 15 gallons of gasoline into the sprinter. On my way home across the country after buying it... On the 4th of July. In a tiny truck stop on a reservation in deep back country Wyoming. I noticed before starting and disconnected the fuel line at the filter inlet and used the fuel pump to drain the tank. An adventure in MacGyver solutions to get the tubing and containers. Refilled with diesel and drove around the truck stop slowly for a while to make sure it was ok. Then drove on home.

smiller
04-02-2017, 01:34 PM
... I noticed before starting ...
Well that's one key to success, if you are lucky enough.

MillionMileSprinter
04-02-2017, 05:33 PM
What year is your van? If it's '04-'06, you can use the in tank fuel pump to purge the system and pray you didn't do any damage. If it's and '02-'03, it will be a lot more work.

Bobnoxious
04-02-2017, 07:08 PM
Good or bad, I hope you post the outcome.

Cvollmar
04-03-2017, 11:29 PM
Don't feel bad my people do it at least three times a year. I had one guy fill the crankcase to overflowing with DEF. Had a girl fill the washer bottle with DEF. Had an ISUZU reach DEF tank filled with diesel still have not figured that one out. I could go on and on.