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need help 6.0 deisel

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by dodgegmc1213, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    my father has a 2003 ford f-450 6.0 with a sealcoat tank on it. my brother put $40 worth of fuel in this morning and was running the truck all day. during the day started to run alil crappy. just found out my brother thinks he put gas in the truck :confused:. any suggestions on how to fix this problem? would appreciate any quick replies as we need this truck to do our work. thanks
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Get all of the fuel out of the tank and put in fresh diesel and a ton of diesel additive. If gas went in it, it should have started to run crappy pretty quick.
     
  3. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    it deff was runnin crappy by the end of the day. we plan on getting all the gas out my dads just worried it already did damage to the motor
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,962

    Your not Gunna do that much damage. Just drain the tank and refill with diesel.
     
  5. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    /\/\ x's 2 get it all out
     
  6. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Agreed, I have had drivers run 50 or so miles after they added 15 or 20 gallons of gas to a diesel tank (50 gallon tanks and we never let them go below half) before they notice or realize a problem. Drain the tank and refuel with fresh diesel
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    Well I took my brother to the gas station he was at he remembered grabbin a green nozzle at the pump and he thought the other nozzle sittin there was yellow. By last night he was thinkin the yellow was diesel and green was gas but accedently grabbed green. So went to the station this mornin and it was green for diesel black for gas he swore he grabbed green. So we think its just some ****** fuel. Changed the fuel filters had some crap in them ran alil better. Were drivin it now and now seems rough at idle doesn't sound right. My father called ford they said but some cleaner in it run it towards empty and fill with fresh fuel he thinks its just some **** in the fuel
     
  8. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I got bad fuel a couple weeks ago added a crap ton of the additive from the dealer (closest place to get anything) drove it around 20 miles and filled it up added more additive and it worked its self out. You may wanna try draining your fuel water seperator also.
     
  9. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    if you got crap fuel make sure to talk to the station and get reembursed for your filters
     
  10. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Well if it happened to be gas then it might be injectors. The Ford 6.0 relies on HPOP to lube the injectors. Gasoline will not provide the extra lubrication that diesel will. On my 6.0 the day I bought it the dealership accidentally put gas in it. A week later six injectors went. Hoping the best that it was just bad fuel.
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,962

    The hoop only fires the injectors. The fuel is what lubricates the internals,, not oil
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,962

    Stupid auto correct,,,, the hpop fires the injectors. Only fuel is inside lubing the internals