Having problems with your Ford E-Series Van ?

Escort 55 D, wrong fuel in tank ,is there a drain plug or can I syphon the fuel out

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-11-2017

Answers :

Hello, If the D is for diesel, then you will have to siphon to fuel out of the tank until you make the fuel tank light enough to drop the tank. Then remove the tank, turn it upside down after removing the fuel pump. The gasoline that is in the tank by mistake at best could be used in a 2 cycle engine. For the most part it is junk fuel. Otherwise it can be used to start fires or clean tools.
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\012Add a small amount of diesel to the tank and swish it around and dump that fuel as waste. Then try to immerse the fuelpump(if in tank) in diesel fuel to get out the lighter more explosive gasoline. Try blowing out the fuel that has reached the motor and have the fuel filters changed. When everything is together add only several gallons to prime the system before trying to start it.
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\012If you suspect gasoline is in the injectors, they may have to be removed and cleaned too.
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\012Now if you added Diesel to a car using gasoline, then it can be a little easier to fix. You can use the fuel pump in the tank to drain the tank via the fuel line coupler at the fuel filter. Remove the filter and turn on the key with a rubber line connected to the tank side of the fuel line. The fuel pump will drain the tank. It would be good to remove and clean the tank, but not necessary. The residual Diesel fuel will dilute over time.
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\012If either fuel is mixed together there will be vapors. Ventilate and put down a rubber mat or blanket under the catch bucket to insulate it from sparks and static.
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\012I hope my solution is very helpful to you. I want to add that sometimes Comprehensive car insurance may pay for this service. You should call your Insurance company and see if your insurance covers this.
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