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Regular gas instead of diesel gas was put in the car : The

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Regular gas b instead of diesel gas was put in the car
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with Mercedes. The Mercedes Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: The car started stalling and that's when I said we must have put the wrong gas in.
JA: Whether it's at the end of the driveway or on the highway, a car stalling can be dangerous. The good news is the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with all kinds of engine issues. How old is the battery? Does the car stall out mainly when going up or down hills?
Customer: No, we put the wrong type of gas
JA: Got it. I'll pass this info along to the mechanic so that he can get you a quick fix. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: If possible
JA: Is there anything else the Mercedes Mechanic should be aware of about your Mercedes?
Customer: Not at this moment
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

Hello Im Chris and I can assist you.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

First thing do not run the car. The whole system needs to be drained. Running it on regular gas will cause damage.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
We drove it around the corner before we noticed the problem
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

Did you drive it far?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
About 100 yards
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

Ok Good. Tow it to a service center and tell them what happened. Make sure they are Mercedes capable. You probably didnt do any damage bad because it was only 100 y

ards.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

But the whole system from injectors back to the tank will need to be drained and cleaned or replaced depending if it can be cleaned or if its sensitive to regular gas.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

what year is the car?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
2005
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

Ok. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do by yourself.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

Do you have any other questions for me?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, thanks for your help
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.

Thank You and please rate me so I can get credit for my time. Good Luck!