Ran out of diesel but the car started

Discussion in 'Engine' started by hof, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. hof

    hof New Member

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    Hello guys!
    Yesterday on the way home I ran out of fuel on e280 cdi. The engine just halted. I went to the closest gas station and used a plastic bottle to fill ~1.4 liters of fuel. But I still couldn't start the bloody car. After that I towed the car to the same gas station and filled the tank. Tried to start the engine and in 10-20 seconds it actually did. I was able to get home. The only thing is that I have yellow 'check engine' light now on. How serious can that be? And shall I take a bus tomorrow to work?
    Thanks!
    hof!
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    Just keep driving it, the light will go out after a few cycles.
     
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    horgantrevor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    how far was the tow is she an auto gearbox
     
  4. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    ...and if so was it towed with the rear wheels off the road?
     
  5. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    Do we have to drag every thread out to be an epilogue?

    The O/p clearly said he towed the car to the nearest filling station. :wallbash:
     
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    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    The devil is in the detail, Dieselman... of course we need to know :D
     
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    nigel cross Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes but what speed?????
     
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    hof New Member

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    It's an auto gearbox. Just have put it to neutral. The distance of towing was about few hundred meters. The rear wheels stayed on the road as well as the left front one :rolleyes:

    To Dieselman, thank you for your comment. You actually made my day! :bannana:
     
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