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Robin Classen

Throwing in diesel

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It is almost unimaginable to fathom the possibility of throwing the wrong type of fuel into your car.

Besides the personal embarrassment, it will likely cost you a pretty penny because everything fuel related is affected by something as simple as petrol or diesel.

Doing it on purpose

As the video from Fifth Gear shows, a petrol powered Ford Escort and its diesel Opel Astra counterpart were given opposite doses of the fuel they're supposed to run on.


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The cars featured in the video are mid to late 90's models that can seemingly operate on a different type of fuel - albeit for a while.

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Throwing the wrong fuel into a much more modern car will certainly cause severe damage because of so many complex parts and operations that take place on either unleaded or diesel.

Here's the video:

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