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You can run gasoline in a diesel motor, but it causes problems. As mentioned elsewhere, when you compress the fuel/air mixture enough, it gets really hot then ignites. With diesel, this is ok, because the fuel burns (relatively) slowly, so it doesn't need to be timed very well. Gasoline, on the other hand, burns really fast. If you consistently ignite the ...


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You can see the ill-effects of misfueling in this episode by Fifth Gear. They put petrol (gasoline) in a diesel car and vice versa. A summary of the differences between the two fuels: Diesel does not burn as easily as petrol. It relies on auto-ignition under compression rather than spark-ignition to combust. Diesel has a higher AFR value than petrol. ...


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The other posters have answered your question well, but I'd like to add that diesel engines can burn spark-ignition fuels under certain circumstances. Large industrial diesel engines can run on natural gas with some minor modifications. However, they still need a small amount (about 1%) of diesel blended in. The diesel ignites under compression and ...


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You "can" use diesel in a gasoline engine. In the sense that it will run, but it will run poorly and smoke A LOT. But the problem with gasoline in a diesel engine is that diesel engines rely on diesel to lubricate various components (diesel is an oil). If you put petrol through these components, it washes away all the lubrication and will cause them to ...


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I would say there are two major reasons. First, the seals and o-rings used in diesel engines can't tolerate the chemical composition of gasoline. They are designed to tolerate the chemical composition of diesel only. Second, the kind of pressure needed to inject diesel can't be tolerated by gasoline. The Chevy Duramax diesel engine has 23,000 PSI in the ...


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I suspect that the reason the vehicle will not start is that the fuel lines are dry. On diesel engined vehicles there is a priming procedure which is specific to the vehicle but may be completed by a plunger on top of the fuel filter in the engine bay or a separate "squeezy" hand pump in the fuel lines. This procedure must be completed if a diesel ever ...


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5 years its too long. He should not try to start the engine without doing these steps: Empty the tank and get rid of the old diesel (of course, refill the tank with new fuel) Clean diesel filter Replace engine oil Replace oil filter Replace brake fluid Also have look this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byqhfAl9-YE hope it help thanks ...


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I am not sure about diesel, but regular fuel jelliefies over time. And five years sounds plenty long. In addition, you might live in a country that adds ethanol to its fuel. I read that this can also separate over time, though I have no direct experience with that. Summary: check the fuel. Is it still liqued?



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