Originally Posted by Smitty
Could always be worse......it could have been diesel you pumped into the wrong tank
Look at the plus side, atleast the tank didn't leak.
Could always be worse....
Joni and I had to borrow a friends truck to get some wood for our kitchen cabinets, before we returned it we went over to the gas station to fill it back up. (As good friends do.) Without thinking I just grabbed the pump and started filling. Unfortunately, we were completely unaware, it had two fuel tanks, the second of which leaked, and thus wasn't used (no note / no markings...). So a bunch of gas started pouring out all over the ground. It didn't start trickling until it was almost full.
So we're at the gas station, some guys tells us, "I think you got a leak there." At that point it is a continuous pour spout onto the ground. We immediately shut the pump off and pull it ahead off to the side of the lot, spread kitty litter on what was spilled and let it drain out for a while. When it gets to a trickle we get with a good mechanic friend, stab a hole in the tank with a screwdriver (didn't do much damage there...) drain it into a bucket, filter it and put it in the working fuel tank. All together, we were able to save half the tank (~$35 worth of gas) over about a half-hour of visitation.
Anyways, sorry to hear about your clogged gas line.