- May 3, 2021
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At least you didn't put gas in a diesel!
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They aren’t standardized here in Texas, most places have a red handle for “ethanol free” while other have red for “may contain 10% ethanol”. Others are all black, others are green for gas and black for diesel
I even saw a red diesel and green gas at the same pump the other day. No heckin way I’m getting gas there lol
EPA did not require unique dispenser nozzles for 15 ppm diesel fuel. This is something we considered on several occasions, but concluded, after discussions with the relevant stakeholders that misfueling would not likely be significant enough to justify the cost and burden of the vehicle and fuel pump changes.
The nonroad diesel rule includes labeling requirements for fuel dispensers and vehicles to help prevent misfueling. The fuel dispenser labeling requirements finalized in the highway diesel rule were superceded by those in the nonroad diesel rule (see 40 CFR 80.570, 80.571, 80.572, 80.573, & 80.574).
§ 75.1905 Dispensing of diesel fuel.
(a) Diesel-powered equipment in underground coal mines may be refueled only from safety cans, from tanks on diesel fuel transportation units, or from stationary tanks.
(b) Fuel that is dispensed from other than safety cans must be dispensed by means of -
(1) Gravity feed with a hose equipped with a nozzle with a self-closing valve and no latch-open device;
(2) A manual pump with a hose equipped with a nozzle containing a self-closing valve; or
(3) A powered pump with:
(i) An accessible emergency shutoff switch for each nozzle;
(ii) A hose equipped with a self-closing valve and no latch-open device; and
(iii) An anti-siphoning device.
(c) Diesel fuel must not be dispensed using compressed gas.
(d) Diesel fuel must not be dispensed to the fuel tank of diesel-powered equipment while the equipment engine is running.
(e) Powered pumps shall be shut off when fuel is not being dispensed.
I think that was the case before diesel engines started to find their way into half ton trucks, suvs, etc. I learned the hard way lol.I was thinking it would be illegal to have a Diesel fuel nozzle that could fit into an "Unleaded" fuel-filler restrictor. Apparently that's not the case. I guess I learned something here.
In Germany the green nozzles are gasoline. I don't recall if the nozzle sizes were different.
I'll grab my MM and see what I get for a reading. It's not that expensive so I might just replace it anyway.I agree with both the coolant heater not warming the coolant much, and a faulty (or soon to be) coolant temp sensor causing a hard start issue.
How far away from the sensor is the actual heater element? Could it be warming the coolant around the sensor enough within that 5 minute time frame to see a different reading? (I’m from the south and have never even seen one lol)
Do you have an ohm meter to check the resistance of the sensor (before and after heating) or a scan tool to see what the computer is seeing as a value? ( I don’t remember the specific number but usually when the sensors go bad the computer will show a value of “-55f” I think)