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Ford F-250

What happens when you put in unleaded gas instead of diesel gas?



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The engine won't run well and - depending on how much wrong fuel you put in - the diesel engine could end-up badly damaged if try to run it more than a few seconds.

Unleaded gas is simply not suitable to run a diesel engine. Engines which run on unleaded use a much lower compression ratio than diesel engines.

You need to drain the tank and the whole fuel delivery system and then refill the tank with diesel.

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