Nobody is perfect, and everyone makes a mistake occasionally. However, some mistakes are bigger and more expensive than others.
So what happens when you put DEF in a diesel tank? We’ll take a look at what happens to your vehicle and why you should avoid putting DEF in your vehicle’s diesel tank.
DEF is a very corrosive substance and will wreak havoc on an engine and the various components in your fuel system. If you catch it in time, you can save your engine.
It will gum up the various components in the vehicle’s fuel system, and ultimately the DEF will begin to crystallize to sensitive parts in your vehicle.
Do Not Start the Vehicle. Your best bet is to catch your mistake before you start your vehicle.
Starting your vehicle is bad enough but moving it a short distance will accelerate the damage. You may need to call your insurance provider to help secure a tow truck for your vehicle.