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Fill tank with desil fuel need to drain it2013 toyota pris 5

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Fill tank with desil fuel need to drain it2013 toyota pris 5
JA: How has your mileage been lately? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: 1400
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Filled tank with desil fuel and need to drain it
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: No how do you drain it
JA: OK! The Toyota Mechanic will help you with the diagnostics so you are sure to get this fixed right. Is there anything else the Toyota Mechanic should be aware of about your Toyota?
Customer: No was running great hope i didnt mess it up with the desil fuel
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

Did you attempt to start it after realizing it was diesel?

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

To answer your question:

The best way to drain the tank and get all the diesel out is to tow it to the Toyota dealer, they can connect their diagnostic computer to the access port and activate the fuel pump and pump the fuel out through a disconnected line at the fuel rail into a container, if an attempt was made to start it then some of the diesel was pumped into the fuel rail on the engine, this is not a problem, they can open the line and pump the fuel out of the lines and the fuel rail.

diesel fuel is still somewhat combustible in a gas engine so a small amount won't hurt anything and will burn out shortly, it may also trigger a check engine or hybrid system warning light which should be able to be cleared using the diagnostic computer.