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Will it damage a petrol engine if you use 30 liters of petrol that you accidentally added three liters of diesel to while in a jerry can?

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2008-12-28 14:01:10
2008-12-28 14:01:10

it would damage the spark plugs and smoke a lot, but the engine in general should be ok, would have to change spark plugs after running tank empty or if having trouble starting.

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