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Photo: StockLeb (Shutterstock) As the price of gas rises, everyone is thinking more about the fuel they put into their cars. The glorious electric car revolution may be coming, but it ain’t here yet, leaving us to somehow find five minutes in our busy day to visit the pump, avoid running out of gas in the drive-through, and reduce the likelihood of being mocked on the Internet. As a result, you may be more aware than ever that there are usually two kinds of fuel available at your local gas station: gasoline and diesel. Both are refined from crude oil, but they’re produced using vastly different processes and additives and are not in any way interchangeable. Many people will insist that misfuelling isn’t easy to do because the pumps are color-coded (diesel pumps usually have green handles) or at least clearly labeled, and diesel nozzles are larger than gasoline nozzles, making it difficult to fit into a gas car’s filler neck. Ah, but note that the word “difficult” doesn’t mean “impossible.” Despite these challenges, people do manage to misfuel their cars every year. A combination of stress, distraction, and determination is all that’s required, though sometimes there are errors on the other end, as when a delivery truck pumps diesel into the underground gas storage tanks by mistake. However it happens, what does it mean if you put diesel into your gasoline-powered car? Not all fuels are the same Diesel and gasoline are very different fuels. Diesel is heavier […]