Gas in Sprinter diesel van

Asked by May 25, 2019 at 12:29 PM about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 144 V6 High Roof Passenger Van RWD

Question type: General

A van rental place claimed there was gas in the
diesel van we rented. They called us 2 weeks after
it was returned mind you. But we filled up over 100
miles from our return spot.  And then the next day
topped the tank off before it was returned. How
long could a Sprinter van run If the tank is filled 3/4
of the way with gas?

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Gasoline in a diesel system is destructive. Gasoline will float and not enter the system until the remaining Diesel fuel is used. If you added gasoline to a diesel tank that was mostly filled with diesel, I'm not surprised that it took two weeks for the gasoline to reach the engine and do a lot of damage..... When you rent a vehicle, you can add the rental company's insurance, or if you own a car, your insurance should apply; check with your insurer. Sounds like you'll be out the deductible only.

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