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Mon Mar 4, 2019, 06:29 PM

Gassing up an electric car?

Last edited Tue Aug 20, 2019, 12:31 PM - Edit history (3)

Some of you may remember this from a 2012 DU Lounge thread:




Here's the electric car version:




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Reply Gassing up an electric car? (Original post)
rocktivity Mar 2019 OP
PJMcK Mar 2019 #1
localroger Mar 2019 #2
PJMcK Mar 2019 #5
csziggy Mar 2019 #4
Dem2theMax Mar 2019 #3
rocktivity Mar 2019 #6
rocktivity Mar 2019 #7

Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 07:00 PM

1. Diesel

A high school classmate of my son's took her mother's brand new Mercedes out for a drive. When she gassed up, she used diesel fuel and destroyed the engine. I think it was close to $10K to replace.

I thought the nozzles were supposed to be sized to prevent such an accident. My son described his classmate as "not too bright."

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 07:48 PM

2. Sure it wasn't the other way around?

Mercedes has sold diesel versions of their cars for a long time. The diesel nozzles won't go into a normal (unleaded-only) tank, but an unleaded nozzle will go into a diesel tank, and it's just as bad to put gasoline in the diesel (in some ways worse in fact) than doing it the other way around.

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Response to localroger (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 09:43 PM

5. Could have been

It was a number of years ago and my memory ain't what it used to be!

Still, mixing up the two fuels is a pretty bad mistake.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 09:35 PM

4. My husband did that to our old Suburban

We ran out of gas only a half mile from home. He said, "We've got cans of gas at the farm. I'll walk down and grab one!" I was dubious about it, since the only cans I knew about were full of diesel for the tractor but he said there were a couple of gas cans for the chain saw.

He brought back a five gallon can and dumped it into the truck. It turned over - once - then spewed out a bunch of black smoke and quit. We had to get the horse trailer towed back to the farm, then the truck towed to the shop. Then the engine was basically rebuilt.

I made stencils and stenciled "DIESEL" in BIG letters all over the diesel cans after that!

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 08:45 PM

3. Today was a day where I sorely needed laughter.

Thank you so much for providing it by way of these videos. I had never seen either one of them, and my sides hurt from laughing so hard.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 03:22 PM

6. For the sake of completing the collection

He should have asked for the car fax -- or would they have been called car teletypes back then?




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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:10 PM

7. Mystery solved -- the source of their driver's licenses

Thanks to DU-er Major Nikon:




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