Can a Diesel Engine Run on Petrol?

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A diesel car should never be run on petrol as this would permanently damage the engines components. You should not start the car in the first place if your car mistakenly filled with the wrong fuel type. Rather, get immediate assistance from a recovery service.
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u need to heat up the diesel holding tank and pipelines. Quite risky. Dont try it.
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1 Additional Answer
No. You cannot run a diesel engine on 100% petrol fuel - it is impossible. You can run a diesel engine on about 40% or less petrol mixture with the rest diesel.
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