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Old 03-17-2020, 04:57 PM
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So, my boyfriend accidentally put some diesel in my 318i. I have since managed to empty it out of my tank and put the right fuel in along with some heat (heat was boyfriend's idea). My car is still riding rough and trying to stall when I start it. My question is what kind of havoc did this bad gas reap on my BMW and for how long?
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:57 PM
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How did he even manage that. The pumps here wont even fit in a normal gas tank.


You probably just have to burn through the bad fuel and youll be all set. maybe change the plugs if they are fouled out.
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Actually, putting diesel in a gasoline engine is better than putting gasoline in a diesel engine.

"Heat" is primarily for removing water from gasoline. You might have some clogged fuel injectors. Try some Chevron Techron. But, don't overdo it. Techron is "medicine," and too much medicine can be a bad thing. If you're lucky, the spark plugs will burn themselves clean with the help of the Techron.
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Agree about Techron and burning through the contaminated fuel, but I gotta ask...heat? Like where did your boyfriend apply heat???
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Agree about Techron and burning through the contaminated fuel, but I gotta ask...heat? Like where did your boyfriend apply heat???
Probably "Heet" with a capital "H" and a double-e...



https://www.walmart.com/ip/ISO-HEET-...6ea0830f7db0bd
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:15 PM
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You're probably right. I didn't think of that. Thanks.
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