Bad fuel in a Alfa Romeo GT? Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo is a regular mistake to make. And what you need to do about it depends on several different factors. In case you would like to know what you ought to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to take into consideration when determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Alfa Romeo, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Alfa Romeo GT is probably around 63 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3.15 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GT will more often than not not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 3.15 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is usually capable of being completely diluted simply by completely topping the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's pretty rare to find a car or truck having issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is rare - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get certain automobiles that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.15 and 6.3 litres of Diesel in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. When trying to decide whether to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 6.3 litres of Diesel in your Petrol GT ought to straight away be removed seeing that your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the bad fuel in the GT? If you have, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely bring about more damage being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of threat caused by driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop and get it removed asap.

Don't simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and possess the skills and working experience needed to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo GT?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Alfa Romeo motorists particularly. We mainly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Alfa Romeo vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for the majority of vehicles. Of course it does differ a bit as every brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still follows the below points:

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 FAQs

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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