Date registered: Dec 2011
Vehicle: 2008 R320 CDI, 2006 smart fortwo cabrio, 1983 240D, 1982 300SD, 1980 300SD, 1978 280SE EURO
Location: Oxford Mills, Ontario Canada
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For this very reason ALWAYS ALWAYS keep fuel records and try to fuel at the same place each and everytime. Gas stations are liable for their product. If you cannot prove where you filled up you have no recourse, if you have your bills and stick with one station you can stick it to the station and not your own insurance.
The dealer is taking the lazy way around, nobody need to replace fuel tanks, lines, hoses- a couple hours of cleaning, back cleaning, etc is going to make the system fine. I have had to clean up many diesels fuel of gas, only a couple hours of work if you know what to do (drain tank or pump it dry with low pressure pump, remove sending unit and drain/clean tank, replace fuel filter and blow lines clear etc being aware of check valves. It really is simple stuff. All the vehicles survived despite almost 100% gas mix and driving down the road until stalled/unable to keep running (JGC crd twice, 06 tdi jetta, 01 tdi jetta, old mercedes diesels). Dealers are really not very observant about fixing cars, just replacing parts.