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Post  frazmcfraggle Tue Feb 14 2012, 21:04

Ok so i have just filled my cat to the brim with diesel, mind elsewhere.

Posting from mobile as i await recovery so not able to search forums so sorry if already covered elsewhere.

Just want to know what the drill is. Is it just drain tank and refill with correct bloody fuel or do i need to do more than that. Havent turned the key as realised as i put hose back in pump. Tank was on the reserve just - red light just on and brimmed the tank.

Cheers in advance, numpty point i think if they are still around :-)
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Post  weasley Tue Feb 14 2012, 21:11

Drain the tank, refill with the proper stuff and good to go. You might get a load of smoke for a minute or so but it ought to clear up eventually.

In case you don't know, to drain the tank:

- take off seat
- undo bolt at rear of tank
- lift tank a little at rear - prop up with something if you have something short enough
- turn tap to "off"
- detach fuel hose
- attach a different hose for draining
- open fuel tap
- wait

You can work out the reverse directions!
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Post  0ldcat Tue Feb 14 2012, 21:20

Oh aye and marvle at yer 1st Numpty point pmsl

Sorry shouldn't laugh . . . it's a bugger. Hope ye olde reccymech sorts it for ya Thumb
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Post  greencat Tue Feb 14 2012, 21:29

To the brim you said? wall


I'm not even going to wait for it to be seconded!

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Post  bobh Tue Feb 14 2012, 21:51

I have a mate called Pete Dogleg (no, that's not his real surname - it does begin with 'D', but I don't want to get sued). Has no equal when it comes to numptiness.

Out with a new girlfriend on his beautiful new Daytona 675, that he'd just got after being on the waiting list for 6 months (for the bike, not the girl, I don't think he has that much patience), filled it up with diesel. Swift exit of girlfriend (though the Daytona pillion "seat" might have played a part as well). Thenceforth known to all as "Diesel Dogleg". slap'ed

Then, some months later, out with a replacement girlfriend in his old diesel Mercedes, you guessed it, filled up with 50 litres of 95-octane. So now we can call him "Petrol Pete" when we get bored of the other name. clappy

Amazingly he managed to get the car home and drain the tank himself, since when he's been drip-feeding the low-octane mixture into his old Fireblade. angry

Last time I saw him he'd just got an old Saab, with a petrol engine. I'm running a book on how soon he'll fill that with diesel. deal
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Post  0ldcat Tue Feb 14 2012, 21:56

Put me down for some action bob . . .

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Post  billyw Tue Feb 14 2012, 22:43

Fraz - unlucky mate and brave to fess up here!
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Post  frazmcfraggle Tue Feb 14 2012, 22:46

Brave, stupid whatever. Thanks for the numpty point been after one for a while - aye right.

Anyway recovered it to work so will drain tank tomorrow.

Anyone want 16l of diesel - I will put it in a jiffy bag and send it you - £15 delivered - anyone ?
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Post  Wooster Tue Feb 14 2012, 23:48

weasley wrote:

You can work out the reverse directions!

With one important difference: Fill tank with petrol. tongue

-Edit- I don't know why bikes come without the cheap plastic insert that prevents this happening. Neutral
(Maybe new ones do, I dunno)

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Post  0ldcat Tue Feb 14 2012, 23:59

Wooster wrote: I don't know why bikes come without the cheap plastic insert that prevents this happening. Neutral
'Cos we is smarterer than wat kage drivers is loony . . . . allegedly rofl
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Post  Rosco Wed Feb 15 2012, 00:09

I feel your pain Fraz as I managed to put petrol in my diesel car.
In my defence I was looking at a bike at the time and dreaming......Doh!

And I thought it only happened to stupid people.
Ah well me and you must be the exception to the rule.

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Wed Feb 15 2012, 03:30

Don't worry Fraz a mate of mine did it in his brand new Ducati multistrada at the green welly. Had to get recovery to Ducati Glasgow!! What a numpty.

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Post  past-it Wed Feb 15 2012, 09:49

Its more common than you think, the amount of vans and trucks that get filled with petrol is surprising and who how many petrol trucks are on the road. 250 ltrs plus of the wrong fuel takes alot of explaining to the boss as well.
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Post  bobh Wed Feb 15 2012, 10:41

frazmcfraggle wrote:Brave, stupid whatever. Thanks for the numpty point been after one for a while - aye right.

Anyway recovered it to work so will drain tank tomorrow.

Anyone want 16l of diesel - I will put it in a jiffy bag and send it you - £15 delivered - anyone ?

Maybe this should be a new thread, but here goes:

101 random uses for a tankful of old diesel fuel:
- Set up a refuelling depot at a model aeroplane gathering
- Stick it in your neighbour's central heating oil tank and wait for them to ask "What's that funny smell?"
- Bottle it and sell it as a laxative
- Build a distilling plant in the shed and re-refine it to get out the last remaining drops of petrol
- Give it to The Fuel Girls in return for a free performance
- Use it to start the barbecue, or save it until the next rainy Bonfire Night
- Colour it red and flog it to a local farmer

That's enough to be going on with.

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Post  Snowcat Wed Feb 15 2012, 11:07

Unlucky Fraz mate, never done it myself but have found myself frozen at the pump fearful of picking the wrong nozzle up and when I look they all look the same, it's some form of fuel blindness!! Or just my OCD kicking in Wink
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Post  TomCom Wed Feb 15 2012, 11:19

i did same to my car when i got new car i forget old car was petrol new was diesel .
its problem when you put diesel in petrol.
its less problem when you put petrol in diesel.
i hive car to garage and they take that off and change all filters.
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Post  SteveCat Wed Feb 15 2012, 11:29

Ouch Fraz, I fear the day I end up doing that - got close once. Picked up the black pump and realised there was a problem when the price wasn't right! wall Hose back before it got anywhere near the filler cap.


tomcom wrote:its less problem when you put petrol in diesel.

err, my understanding is of the two petrol in diesel is the worst combination. The petrol can damage the pump and mess up the injectors - usually more than just a drain and refill.
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Post  YZFJohn Wed Feb 15 2012, 11:32

Same as Steve. I drive a Diesel car and a couple of times I have picked up the Diesel nozzle when going to fill the bike up, but so far I have realised my error before starting to fill. blind
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Post  TomCom Wed Feb 15 2012, 11:37

i think about make label "PETROL" and stick it on CAP Smile
i did it for wife car
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Post  furball Wed Feb 15 2012, 13:09

Unlucky Fraz, i've also done it, petrol in a diesel car, only £20 notes and got away with it, hope you get it sorted out with no hastle..


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Post  weasley Wed Feb 15 2012, 14:54

Petrol in diesel in far worse and far easier to do; the petrol nozzle is smaller than the diesel one so will go in a diesel filler neck easily (except these new-fangled cars with anti-misfuel filler necks). Bike filler holes are huge and will easily accommodate a diesel nozzle, as demonstrated by several members here.

In an old-tech, carbed engine there's not a lot that could happen other than being hard to start and smoking a load.
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Post  frazmcfraggle Wed Feb 15 2012, 16:46

Well chaps you will be glad to know I have had the tank drained, engineering manager in work cracked on with it to save me farting about with it.

Went and got some petrol popped it in and left it ticking over for a while with some lovely blue smoke coming out, now just been running up and down yard and seems fine other than a bit smokey.

Lesson learnt, also the fact that 200 guys at work have been ripping the pish out me, wont be doing that again.

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