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    Default Petrol/diesel shandy ! Wht use is it ?

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    My daughter had a brain fade the other day and filled her diesel Regius 2000 model with petrol instead of diesel. The service station said not to start it. She rang me and I said do not start it either. So some people pushed it away to the side. I went and picked her up and then went back to sort it

    Of course you cannot get a hose into the tank in a meaningfull way and they have not fitted drain plugs for quite a while . So jacked it up a bit(too fat !) and found the fuel line and surprisingly easily removed it and pushed a piece of plastic hard tube in to the rubber tube and then a length of plastic tube over that. Syphoned out the fuel mix into several drums I was lucky to have.

    Took a while to get it out but easy enough to do. As I was drawing it out the "correct way" the fuel gauge read empty when it all ran out. Put a container of diesel in, prime it a bit and it started up normally. Refill it AGAIN with the correct fuel and drive it to her place

    Now I have about 50-60 liters of 98 petrol/diesel mix with an unknown ratio. Perhaps <10lt of diesel. What the hell to do with that. In the old days I would use it for washing parts etc but I gave up that melaki a while back ?? What ratio of petrol in diesel would be acceptable to use in my old motorhome ?? 5%, 10% ???
    I do not think I will put it in my newish pertol Captur seem a poor idea for sure.
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    Using this disaster mixture in another vehicle will make another disaster for sure.

    Dispose of responsibly in a recycling centre would be cheapest option
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    Mix it with sump oil and use it to repaint wooden fences like we did in the days gone by....
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    I'd use for engine and engine component washing.

    Then dispose the spillage at a recycling center.
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    donate to a big car club so lots of people can wash their components ...
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    You have old machinery don't you I'm sure your old petrol/kero machinary will run on it ..... possibly not the best, but I'm sure it'll be ok

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    Use it as spray on weed killer.
    Works even quicker if you light it!!

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    It is a good weed killer !

    I don't know a real lot about this, but here is my 2c worth anyway.

    As far as I know, putting any petrol in diesel is a big no-no.
    But putting a small amount of diesel into petrol is not necessarily bad....but it has to only be a small amount.

    If this is true, find out how much is acceptable. Couldn't you then put a very small amount of that mixture into various successive tanks of petrol ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    You have old machinery don't you I'm sure your old petrol/kero machinary will run on it ..... possibly not the best, but I'm sure it'll be ok
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    Hi Shane
    Actually no I have disposed of my old stuff or am currently doing so The big old Lister petrol would think that mixture is GOOD but sadly now is owned by another.
    I did just now cut the grass with it and the mower ran OK on it !! But there is enough for the next 20years for that purpose !! My mate on a farm might top up a few tanks with some
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    It will be fine in anything without a catalytic converter - mowers, old cars, motorbikes, etc.

    It's already halfway to being two-stroke fuel - now there's an idea!
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