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If diesel fuel ends up in a gas tank by mistake, it's unlikely that the engine will even start. However, if it does start, the car's performance will decline because the engine's timing will be off or could cause engine knocking.


Differences between diesel and gas include fuel economy, emissions and cost. The two types of fuel are also rated differently.


E85 gasoline is not as fuel-efficient as regular unleaded gasoline. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, vehicles that run on E85 gasoline get 15 to 30 percent fewer miles per gallon than vehicles that run on regular gasoline.


The 2014 Ford F-250 with a gas engine may have an average miles per gallon in the low-to-mid teens, according to Autotrader.com. The Environmental Protection Agency does not test the fuel economy of heavy-duty pickup trucks.


Most Ford F-250 Super Duty V8 Diesel truck drivers report an average of 15 miles per gallon fuel efficiency according to Fuelly.com. The lowest driver reported mileage was 9 mpg, and the highest fuel efficiency was 21 mpg.


The Environmental Protection Agency has tested over 100 gas-saving treatments for cars, as of 2015, and none of them have proven to be significantly effective, according to About.com. Some of these products have the potential to damage engines or causes increases in exhaust emissions.


Ethanol gas provides high quality, high octane to ensure high car engine performance and reduced emissions. Ethanol also prevents wintertime problems because it acts as a gas-line antifreeze. It therefore comes in handy for drivers living in cold weather climates because they don’t need to buy de-ic


The Ford Focus is equipped with a gas tank capable of holding 12.4 gallons, according to Ford. The compact SE sedan obtains an estimated 28 miles to the gallon in the city and 40 miles to the gallon on the highway, for a combined 33 miles per gallon.


The average gas mileage rating for the 6.8-liter Ford Triton V-10 engine used in Ford's heavy-duty trucks and vans is between 8 and 11 mpg. The actual gas mileage for a given vehicle powered by a V-10 engine varies depending on the exact body style and configuration of the vehicle.


The International Fuel Gas Code addresses the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances through requirements emphasizing performance. Created in 1997, the IFGC is designed to safeguard the public health and safety in all communities.