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F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: gadje
Date: August 08, 2022 01:39PM
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They replaced the starter under warranty and he paid for spark plugs and labor. His entire bill was:

Of course, towing and car ride more than doubled that but still not bad
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 08, 2022 01:50PM
Wow, just 1hr of labor would be more than that around here.
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: August 08, 2022 01:59PM
They flushed the tank, filled it back up with fresh gas, changed the spark plugs and the entire bill was $85? That seems ridiculously low.



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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: gadje
Date: August 08, 2022 02:11PM
I don't think they filled the tank, that alone would be $85.

But yes, I saw his bill. I did not make that up.
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 08, 2022 02:30PM
Nice!
Glad he got off for not too much money.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: Randalls
Date: August 08, 2022 04:12PM
Lucky dog!
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 08, 2022 05:14PM
The laugh is on him; they got to keep the Diesel fuel.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 08, 2022 05:39PM
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Speedy
The laugh is on him; they got to keep the Diesel fuel.

Yep, and mixed into a larger tank the small amount of gasoline in it will not matter.

Of course, as I recall this was in Europe? So expectations on repair prices are different from in the US.
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: August 08, 2022 09:06PM
Why did they replace the starter?
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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: August 08, 2022 09:45PM
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JoeH
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Speedy
The laugh is on him; they got to keep the Diesel fuel.

Yep, and mixed into a larger tank the small amount of gasoline in it will not matter.

Of course, as I recall this was in Europe? So expectations on repair prices are different from in the US.

I didn't even think about that. That probably is why the bill was low. They offset the cost of draining the tank with the value of the fuel they got out.



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Re: F/U: Ugh. Dad put Diesel into his Gasoline car. How bad is it?
Posted by: gadje
Date: August 09, 2022 12:42PM
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Why did they replace the starter?

It Smoked during starting the car, details in the original thread
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