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01-04.5 LB7 Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission, Etc.

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I think you are correct. He filled it up, drove about 20 miles, it died -apparently at or very near his house. The a day later he bled it out, it started and he shut it off. Next day he drove it to the shop and they worked on it but he didn't pick it up till Friday when he was back in town. Then, the next day, he drove ~ 40 miles of a 50 mile trip and it died again.

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I at the very least, would ask the dealership that stated it had gas in it to write up a service report. You are going to need a reputable service persons word that it had regular gas in it and this caused the issue.

They will most likely deny any wrong doing, unless some one else has come forward, so you will want as much documentation that you can get your hands on.Be prepared to involve a lawyer.

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Update: The local shop now has 6 diesel vehicles they're working on with gas in the diesel. Very small town. He's booked up for a month so any others are going to a different shop or out of town. The station is aware of the problem but I'm betting it was really not their fault. At most stations the tanker truck driver is responsible for putting the right stuff in the right hole in the ground.

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Update: The local shop now has 6 diesel vehicles they're working on with gas in the diesel. Very small town. He's booked up for a month so any others are going to a different shop or out of town. The station is aware of the problem but I'm betting it was really not their fault. At most stations the tanker truck driver is responsible for putting the right stuff in the right hole in the ground.
A good lawyer will apply a case against both the station and the tanker. Perhaps a class action suit can get started. See if you can obtain the other names of those who were affected by this. The station will have the paperwork of the tanker that filled their tanks during this time frame.

Has the station shut down the diesel gas pumps? Maybe by now they had the diesel tank pumped out. I'd be checking all this out. Everyone affected are entitled to their costs in damages caused by this.

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We put it up on my lift this morning, drained and pulled the tank. Pulled the tank sending unit / pickup assembly and dumped out what was left in there. Poured in a gallon of clean diesel, sloshed it around and drained that. Used a suction pump to drain the supply and return lines from under the truck. Tank back in, 4 gals of good diesel into tank, replaced the filter, filter head, and fuel lines to and from filter head then bleed some more fuel from the schreader valve by the alternator. Put everything back together and it instantly started right up and is running great. Took it down the road and pumped 31 gallons into it. There was definitely gasoline in it. You could really smell it when we started draining the tank. The gas station is paying him for the repairs. Him and 10-15 others. He ended up with about 25 gallons of weed killer / fire starter stuff in 5 gallon cans.

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Glad you got it taken care of, and reimbursed too!

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