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      07-19-2011, 11:59 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by kcgman View Post
Eeks! That's living on the edge.

You are right about the mileage on the "D" being an asset in a situation like that, but I recall hearing that the downside of actually running out of fuel in a diesel is much worse than running out of fuel in a gas car -- something about engine damage is what I'm picturing.
Running out of diesel is a serious problem because it is hard to prime the pump when after refilling the tank. Yes, that is a major worry and a true disadvantage of a diesel engine. I remember helping a friend after he replaced the head on a diesel Peugeot. There was actually a pump built into the fuel line in the engine compartment to manually get the fuel up there. I dont know about engine damage. Maybe the pump might get damage if you crank it a lot after running out of fuel... I dont recall anything in the 335d manual about what to do after running out of fuel, but I could have missed it.

I finally got paid today and took the check to the bank. I hit my reserve on the way home. My check should clear the bank in the morning and so my first stop is the bank auto teller and then a gas station with diesel. Next, Starbucks and maybe this frickin caffein deficit headache will go away. Sucks running out of money, that blue ray drive I bought turned out to be a big mistake.
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