Bad fuel in your Alfa Romeo 8C? Diesel in your Petrol Alfa Romeo?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And its remedy is dependent upon several things. Assuming you would like to know what it is advisable to do to fix it then keep reading.
These are the most important variables to to consider whenever determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Alfa Romeo, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Alfa Romeo 8C is most likely around 88 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 4.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 8C will most of the time not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 4.4 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank) is frequently able to be completely diluted through wholly topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very unusual to encounter an automobile having issues because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually a number of cars that won't stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 4.4 and 8.8 litres of Diesel in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has shown that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever you are figuring out whether to risk it and just simply top it up consider that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 8.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 8C must straightaway be drained as your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you noted any performance issues since putting the incorrect fuel in the 8C? In that case, get it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can just cause progressively more harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of risk associated with driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you recognise any of them then cease driving and have it drained asap.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have got the credentials and experience required to make certain that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo 8C?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Alfa Romeo motorists particularly. We mostly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Alfa Romeo vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for the vast majority of cars. Obviously it can vary to some extent as every brand has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Alfa Romeo

Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Diesel in Petrol Questions

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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