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TB1126 – Diagnosing a running diesel filled with petrol

A speedy diagnosis can be as quick as opening the fuel cap.

A common error by diesel vehicle drivers is filling up with petrol.

When a diesel arrives at your workshop and is reported to have starting difficulties, before plugging in the scan tool, pop the lid on the fuel tank and take a whiff.

 

Also refer to bulletin: TB1094 – Wrong fuel. Why this can destroy diesel fuel systems and engines.

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