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Unleaded in Hippo`s diesel tank!!!!!!help!!

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by jedi, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. jedi

    jedi Well-Known Member

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    Not mentioning any names, but some silly fool has managed to put Unleaded petrol into the Hippos Diesel TD4 engine.:doh:

    Now luckerly they noticed and only around 5-6 liters went in, the tank was then filled to the top with diesel, I also put 200ml of 2 stroke in just for good measure..:) As Ive been told petrol has zero lubricating properties and this causes most problems.


    Now the questions is will the hippo be ok with this amount of petrol mixed with the diesel??

    IMHO iI think it will be ok, but just thought I`d check...
     
  2. Trewey

    Trewey Cockernee, Pasty munchin bastid.

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    It'll be fine. maybe better than usual!
     
  3. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    be fine














    and if it aint - its your car :D
     
  4. jamesmartin

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    i think youd be okay
     
  5. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    I wouldn't worry overly.......maybe just keep it topped up for a while
     
  6. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Well done. Diesel can be a right pig to get it started burning the petrol will help loads..
     
  7. Dartmoor Navigator

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    I did it to mine... But it was a full tank of petrol that brought the car to a grinding halt. Drained the tank and replaced the fuel filter..... Then supplied the entire village with a years worth of strimmer fuel for free :mad:
     
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    You be fine.. but like blue beasty says.. maybe when you get down to about 3/4, top it back up to full again a few times....
     
  9. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    just remember next time......doozol in the tank......petrol in the driverside window :D
     
  10. jedi

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    Ok thanks guys, will let you know if theres any peformance gains:)
     
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    we used to put a gallon or 4.55 ltrs to you in the tank in the old days before freelanders in the winter because diesel used to freeze but now do to aditives it does not freeze so much only under extree conditions so do not worry I know people who still put a gallon of petrol in with a tank of diesel hope this helps
     
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    Yep did it to mine - 6lts .... filled rest to brim with diesel. Ran it to 1/2 empty and refilled with diesel. Then ran this to virtually flat empty and refilled.... Phew. All ok.
    Probably have shortened life of pump seals...ulp.....
     
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    Generally if it isn't one of the latest ultra high pressure EU4 lump (the sort normally fitted with a DPF) you won't have a problem. A modern diesel's fuel pump would probably be wrecked at great cost. Progress eh?
     
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    Is it too late to suggest burning it :mad:
     
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    the fuel or the gaylander:rolleyes:
     
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    both :D
     
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