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jmgratz
09-12-2011, 07:24 PM
A couple of days ago I was in DW 2011 Ford Fiesta. I stopped at the gas station for fuel. I opened the fuel door and the nozzle wouldn't go in. I thought what the???:eek: Then I looked at the nozzle and realized I was trying to put the Diesel nozzle in the gasoline filling hole. Guess I have been driving my diesel truck too long. Thank goodness I wasn't able to pump any. Moral - before fueling remember what you are driving.:o

2psnapod2
09-12-2011, 07:55 PM
The idea of this just crossed my mind the other day as I was fueling. I had to think back and verify what fuel I just put in our Wind-star.

jmgratz
09-12-2011, 09:15 PM
BTW be careful when fueling up at BP stations as they have their gasoline pumps with green handles. Be sure and read the pump.

Hastey
09-12-2011, 10:15 PM
A couple of years ago my neighbor calls me and says: Rex, I'm in Morris at the store and I just filled my truck with gasoline. I said: Mike you can't run that Cummings Turbo Diesel on 87 octane. Long story short, I had a electric fuel pump in the shop and hose and we drained his tank sitting right there at the gas islands. I had a 30 gal plastic barrel at the house as well. It was a pain but he still drives it.

JohnDar
09-13-2011, 06:46 AM
A couple of years ago my neighbor calls me and says: Rex, I'm in Morris at the store and I just filled my truck with gasoline. I said: Mike you can't run that Cummings Turbo Diesel on 87 octane. Long story short, I had a electric fuel pump in the shop and hose and we drained his tank sitting right there at the gas islands. I had a 30 gal plastic barrel at the house as well. It was a pain but he still drives it.

Several years ago, bringing vehicles back to the base from a training exercise, one of my younger airmen stopped for fuel at a gas station. You got it, filled the diesel with gasoline. He got as far as the McDonald's across the street. Motor Pool was not happy to drive 100 miles to retrieve the vehicle.

Ray LeTourneau
09-13-2011, 07:40 AM
Yup! Been there done that. 21 Gallons Unleaded regular in my Duramax. That was an interesting time to say the least. Almost 3 years ago. You can read about the embarrassing saga HERE (//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/9527-B.A.R.T.-is-in-the-Shop/page4)

Ricoh
09-13-2011, 02:00 PM
My wife just got a VW Jetta diesel and I warned her that if she ever put gas in it to not even start it up. Now I have something else to worry about.:)

Rick

Hastey
09-13-2011, 02:17 PM
Several years ago, bringing vehicles back to the base from a training exercise, one of my younger airmen stopped for fuel at a gas station. You got it, filled the diesel with gasoline. He got as far as the McDonald's across the street. Motor Pool was not happy to drive 100 miles to retrieve the vehicle.

LOL, several years ago, I was think I was a PFC, was in Panama that's how long ago. Had a not so bright Specialist who went to fill up this old Korean war era, mogas burning, M51A1, POS Dump Truck. Put diesel in it and messed it up bad enough that the wrecker towed it on the ocean barge and we drug from Lubbock TX all the way back to Fort Leonard Wood, MO. This thing is gone for months and one day it shows back up from depot rebuild with a new Cummings turbo diesel, CTIS, new seats I mean they totally redid and modernized this old chassis. I think all considered they could of scrapped it and bought a new one and been money ahead, but thats our government. The same guy, not to make the same mistake again, fueled that thing up with gasoline and blowed the heads off of it. He was gone shortly after that, but I do remember his Platoon Leader,
Platoon Sergeant and Squad Leader tearing him up in a tag team match in the motor pool. Nothing left of him but a pair of jungle boots with smoke rolling out of them. LOL

Hastey
09-13-2011, 02:24 PM
My wife just got a VW Jetta diesel and I warned her that if she ever put gas in it to not even start it up. Now I have something else to worry about.:)

Rick

Try this it might work for you. Diesel pumps can be nasty, so get her a pair of cotton jersey gloves so you can roll them up small. Small enough to fit in the fuel door so that every time she fuels she will have gloves to handle the pump and it should remind her that oh yea its diesel. Don't tell her it is a reminder just let her think your putting them in there to look out for her. Ease your mind and get some brownie points at the same time. :cool:

Willym
09-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Good tip Rex!

jmgratz
09-14-2011, 09:40 AM
For those who don't know, our new 2011 Ford Fiesta does not even have a fuel cap. It has a special 'trap door' with the opening sized to the standard gas pump nozzle, so when you try to put an off size nozzle in it will not fit. The no fuel cap is supposed to prevent the check engine light from coming on when the fuel cap is not put on or not put on right.