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Experience:  ASE Master certified L1, L2, Diesel Certified 16 years experience
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I accidentally added diesel gas to my 05' Acura rsx, drove

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Hello, I accidentally added diesel gas to my 05' Acura rsx, drove it 3 miles away and now it will not start up... I had a mechanic replace the fuel pump & all 4 fuel injectors... And it still will not start... Any ideas?
JA: Have you ever replaced the fuel pump, or is this the original?
Customer: No, it's the original fuel pump
JA: Are you fixing your RSX yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I have my neighborhood mechanic working on it, but he's so busy he can't finish the job... So far, he replaced the fuel injectors and fuel pump...
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that's about it
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 8 months ago.

Hi. Was all the diesel fuel drained from the fuel tank?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No it was not
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 8 months ago.

All the fuel needs to be drained and the system filled with fresh gasoline.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Actually all the fuel was drained !
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 8 months ago.

If the pump and injectors were replaced and fresh fuel installed, the vehicle should eventually start. You may want to consider giving it some starting fluid into the intake as well to help it get running.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 8 months ago.

Have you tried getting your vehicle started with some starting fluid?