I filled my tank with diesel instead of regular gasoline but I didn't start the engine now what? Embarrased

Asked by Jun 10, 2018 at 08:37 PM about the 2002 Lexus RX 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Today I accidentally filled my tank with diesel but caught my mistake before
starting the car,a 2002 Lexus RX300. I had it towed to a service center but
because it is Sunday I don't the the ramifications or the possible expense

2 Answers

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the car won't run with diesel at all, not starting it was a good idea, you will have to have the fuel tank flushed and refilled, since you didn't attempt to start it no diesel should be in fuel lines.

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Pull the tank to drain it.

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