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Did a bad thing added DEF to diesel tank. Tank has probably 20 gallons of fuel. Realized it while I was pouring no excuses just rushing. Ran in looked up on line and did not try and start...Called dealership and made appointment and will have 2016 Nissan Titan XD with Cummins towed to dealership. What am I looking at draining fuel, disposal of fuel, flushing and new filters?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

No I did not start it when I realized what I was doing. I was getting to leave and went to top the def and realized my mistake while pouring almost 3/4 of a gallon into the diesel side.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Titan yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I made an appointment with dealership for 730 Monday am...getting it towed. everything I have seen on line is DO NOT START.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not really. Just trying to get idea of what I am facing on Monday otherwise its a long weekend.

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HI,

As you did not start it, the only thing that needs to be done is drop tank, drain it and clean it out. Filters, line, injectors, high pressure pump dont need to be replaced or flushed because you did not start it.

You need to emphasize to the dealer service department that you did not start the vehicle, otherwise they will try to sell you new injectors, filter, pressure pump when none are needed

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks I expect most of this I was thinking filters and a disposal fee for bad diesel. i appreciate it I can have a decent weekend...
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