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Wrong Fuel **Emptied**

Hi all I am new to this forum so please be gentle with me.

I have recently filled my wife Espace Grand mk IV with petrol instead of diesel, I did not start it so all good there, but now I have 80 litres of petrol to remove, can anyone help on the best way to do this?

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Probably easiest way is to call one of the companies who specialise in wrong fuel.

Not only have you to get fuel out but you need to dispose of 80 litres of petrol.... which cannot simply go down drain.
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Its back seat out,., lift carpet up, remove inspection flap over the fuel sender unit. remove sender unit,,, Rally around friends/family for fuel cans, old water containers?
Then with some sort of hand/electric pump, remove the fuel,,
Put at least 6 litres of diesel in, should have a hand primer under the bonnet,,.
If not it will be electric.
Can of easy start, Get your car running.
Your old fuel take to the waste site... Or if one of the local garages has an oil burner, give to them
Do not carry more than 20litres at a time of your petrol/diesel mix in your car...
If the police pull you with more.. YOU WILL BE prosecuted..
Thats why D.D. suggested getting the company out. because of getting rid of the fuel, and having the containers to put the fuel in
But now you know how.. it is your choice, on which way to go....

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If car not started, where is car now?
If still at petrol station, they will take a dim view of you dismantling car on the forecourt.
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re: Wrong Fuel **Emptied**

My dad did this once and we siphoned it out using a hose into the fuel tank drained the tank filled it to the brim with diesel gave it a good run, used the petrol for lawn mowers and for another car... that ran on petrol . It wasn't the most pleasant thing to do as petrol tastes horrible but the car was fine. He made sure to top the the tank up once it was half way to keep any left over petrol as dilute as possible. My brothers wife did this recently also. She put about 10 litres of petrol in her tank... realised her mistake and just filled the tank fully with diesel but she does drive a Mitsubishi shogun!

Since the car hasn't been run the damage should be minimal. The method Ours posted is the best way to clear out the tank. My way is an easier way (well maybe more un-technical) but you run the risk of having left over petrol in the tank. If it was Diesel in your petrol tank I would be a lot more concerned.
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