BMW 118d 2004, 1.9 Diesel
I have one question coming from the very specific situation that happened.
Couple of days ago I went to gas station and guy that works there accidentally put 20 liters ( Half the fuel tank ) of gasoline instead of diesel ( My cars engine runs on diesel ). I didn't notice until I sat down and started driving home. Engine was very slow and weak. I was tired from work that day so I ignored the engine weakness with some stupid reason that it just happens sometimes. So in the morning I get in my car, place the key in and press the start button on which engine responds by trying to turn on but ( again, my guess ) it's too weak to turn on. I take the receipt from the gas station and see that the gas that I paid for was petrol. So I tried pressing start a couple of more times but I see that I am placing more strain on the engine than the actual help.
So, today I opened up the fuel tank and got out more than 19 liters of gasoline and refilled with 10 liters of diesel. I tried starting the car again but the same thing happens.
My guess is that gasoline is still left somewhere between the fuel tank and the engine and I am trying to get after that point so I can clean it and get out leftover gasoline. And hopefully engine will successfully run.
After watching a couple of videos, reading a couple of articles and taking a look at couple of diagrams I can see that the best solution might be to find fuel line closest to the engine, disconnect it and spill the gasoline into a different container.
Can someone answer If I am going in the right direction or not?
Thanks in advance.
For everyone that get the same problem in the future, I did the following:
I drained the fuel tank completely ( if possible lift the car up and pull the tank out which will allow you to clean it even better from debris and everything else that happens to be in your fuel tank ) then you will have to lift the car up to replace the fuel filter ( in this model, fuel filter is under the car ) and after that you can clean the closest fuel line to the engine together with injectors just in case. After that, put clean fuel tank back and fill your car with diesel.
My problem was that I cleaned the fuel tank, fuel lines and injectors without replacing the fuel filter under the car. Fuel filter was blocked by gasoline. Hope this helps.