Putting Unleaded in a Diesel car

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  1. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I've also heard of this being done, a friend of my mum's did it once and I can only repeat the question her irate husband asked when she phoned him to bring the tow-truck:
    Diesel nozzles are too big to fit in modern petrol vehicles. You have to be pretty determined to get the wretched stuff into the tank in the first place.
    Her reply? "Well I thought it was a bit odd"...:rolleyes:
  2. steve butler

    steve butler Active Member

    It amazes me that a member of the wonderful female species could do such a thing. She must of had her mind on other more important matters --
    hair, nails, make-up etc.
    Good job she had such an understanding hubby

  3. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    It'll be the Mods' fault again, of course.
  4. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    I put unleaded in a Work truck once, Had to drain the tank get towed back to the bowser and refil with deisel, It actually ran better, The unleaded cleaned the injectors out. Cost a bit though (2 tanks of fuel )
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2007
  5. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    A colleague of mine filled her diesel "car" (Citroen Berlingo!) up with unleaded last week which cost her £140 large to sort plus refilling with the right fuel and that was without starting the engine. She knew not to start the engine as she had done it the month before! Oh dear! Me thinks it should be part of the driving test if people do it as often as this.
    I know another colleague of mine had been told her oil was low and it needed filling up. She enquired as to where to fill it then preceded to fill it until it was absolutely brimmed right up to the top of the filler cap with oil.
    Oh dear. Again.
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    Typical of a mod to come in to a lovely fluffy snuggly little heart warming thread like this, and and introduce a totally unnecessary, jarring, deleberately provocative note, to a charming, uplifting seasonal anecdote, about the triumph of good over evil during at this time of good will to all men.

    Its people like this who ruin the site for everyone else!
  7. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    How is the car?
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    Its fine mate, thanks for asking! the secret is not to start the ****** thing after you have realised what you have done, fortunately for me i did spot my error before firing it up. The cost was a couple of hundred quid, including the breakdown recovery. The garage said it would have cost thousands if i had started the engine!

    So I'm afraid its bad news for music lovers between now and xmas, because I am back on the road!!
  9. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Forget about the cost! You'd have been unable to do our band job that evening. How would you have coped with the guilt?
  10. flugel_fancy

    flugel_fancy Member


    If he put unleaded diesel in then what other kind of diesel is there? Im confused :frown:
  11. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Do they have principles in Yorkshire? Or are they principally found elsewhere... :p
  12. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    unleaded is petrol, diesel is diesel. bless:)
  13. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Oh my good lord! Is there any wonder!!! ;)
  14. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Now am I so ;)
  15. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    My ex-mother in law went to top up her oil from a can in her garage only to find after she'd put a fair amount in that she'd picked up the wrong can and had been filling it with creosote. No idea what it cost her to have it flushed out, but it wasn't cheap.

  16. flugel_fancy

    flugel_fancy Member

    Oh, now this is exactly why I do not drive (although also a little due to the fact that I revesrsed into a lampost on my test).

    I guess I've once again lived up to my blondness. Wheyhey. At least I've never put the incorrect fuel in my car now that would be stupid. :tongue:
  17. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    Diesel is Diesel, Unleaded is Petrol. Both quite different.
    Diesel dosn't use a spark plug as petrol does it relies on compression for its combustion and so diesel engines have a higher compression ratio to enable compression ignition.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2007
  18. flugel_fancy

    flugel_fancy Member

    If I was slightly confused before..... :redface:
  19. needmorevodka

    needmorevodka Member

    I think they smell different too, don't they? Do they also look different? Isn't diesel pink or something like that? Or am I thinking of the stuff they put in tractors? What colour is regular diesel? Oops, now I'm confused too :confused:
  20. steve butler

    steve butler Active Member

    Well that explains that nicely thankyou, I'm away to carpet world now for a nice blonde rug.

    Yorkie Tuba

    EEb bass
    Dumbbanda in need of salvation arm band
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2007
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