Engine & Gearbox i-DTEC misfuelled with petrol How do I remove the petrol

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by terrya175, Sunday 23rd Jun, 2013.

  1. terrya175 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    You said it - "diesel owners are still putting petrol in" - my partner has just done it! The local garage towed it in (she didn't start it thankfully) and are saying there is no way to get it out of my '09 reg 2.2 I-DTEC other than removing the fuel tank. Does anybody know an easier way? - Help!!!
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    • Remove the rear seat
    • Remove the access panel (A) from the floor.
    • Disconnect the fuel tank unit 4P connector (B).
    CU3 tank HK.PNG

    Then you can get a siphon pump and extract all fuel out and replace with fresh diesel.
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It happened to me the other week.Poured 60 litres of V petrol in my diesel van.
    Nice lady on shell petrol station called specialist people who drained the tank for me at a cost of 140£ using long hose to siphon it all out without taking tank off.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    £140 to drain a fuel tank and keep the old fuel I must be in the wrong trade. :Aghast:
     
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  5. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I was thinking the same.
    He came over siphoned all the fuel in 15 minutes and charged me 140£ and was on his way in under 20 minutes.
    Shall we buy a van and start a business lol.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Mate that is such a good ROI you will be minting it .
     
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  7. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    After the refill with fresh diesel I would recommend to change the diesel fuel filter soon, or sooner than intended, cause the petrol fill could have dissolved some old “dieselbased” sediments from the bottom of the tank, which can cause a (premature) block the filter …
     
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  8. terrya175 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi, thankyou for that info - I will forward it on to the garage. Much appreciated. T
     
  9. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Hi Terrya,
    You're really lucky the car was not started after misfueling. Wouldn't worry to much.
     
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  10. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I've worked on an I-DTEC CR-V that has been run after missfuell. warrantie company payed for new piezo injectors, fuel pump. fuel filter housing. the lot. verrrrrrrrrrry expensive. the is an inline connector under the CR-V that can be used to drain the tank sufficiantly. but caunt remember if its the same on the accord I-DTEC?.
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I know the new 9th Generation Civic has a anti petrol filler mouth inbuilt from the factory and so has the 4th Generation CR-V. so these silly misfuelling should not happen.

    Was the I-DTEC CR-V a 3rd Generation facelift one beefy ?as I know they don't have that filler neck.All these cars without this factory built collars should invest in Diesel Misfuelling Prevention Device | eBay
     
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  12. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    yes it was before the new filler necks.
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Good to know that !!

    But sorry AA you can't get a diesel nozzle in a RX8 it a petrol car :Rolf: A diesel nozzle will not fit a petrol car a diesel car on the other hand can accept a petrol nozzle very easily. Muppets

     
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    Haha MUPPETS !
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Thanks bud.

    Expensive lesson to fuel up right but since the owner was not paying they won't careless.