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    hi all wonder if anybody can help,my friends wife has just put 30quids worth of petrol into a 55plate 1.9cdti!then to make matters worse drove it 15miles home"say no more" now engine light is on etc etc wat is the best way to sort this and would there be any major issues apart from drainin fuel tank,cleanin pipework and new filters etc? thanxs for any help

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    wow much diesel did he have in before he filled it with petrol
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    wow much diesel did he have in before he filled it with petrol
    SHE

    You may get away with a simple flush and new filters, but time may tell that it has killed the fuel pump too.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    wow much diesel did he have in before he filled it with petrol
    apparently the fuel light had just come on!so she put 30quid of your finnest unleaded in

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    who ever gave her permission to drive in the first place lol...

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    woops er just drain it all as big sig said and hop there is no fuel pump probs she may be lucky
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    Should be ok mate just fill up with a full tank of diesel change the fuel filter and should be ok I know a guy who ran a Mondeo tdci on aviation fuel with no probs I know it's more like kerosene but it still has no lubrication in it

    Get the codes read too and see what they say

    I think it should be ok

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    drain as much as you can, change the filter and brim it with diesel and hope it will have almost certainly reduced the pumps life but only time will tell if it is knackered completely.

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    fortunately is a 1.9 and not a 2.0, so better chance of the car surviving. As others have said, drain tank, lines as best you can and change fuel filter. The 1.9 fuel pump is way more robust than the 2.0 was, so at worst hopefully running on petrol has only cleaned the injectors and not beggered the seals. I would imagine the light is due to the ecu seeing weird values from burning petrol and not diesel, lets hope so!

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    I'm worried I will do this it's my 1st derv

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