Incorrect fuel in your Alfa Romeo Giulietta? Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo is a regular mistake to make. And what you want to do about it will depend on an assortment of factors. In case you want to know what you have to do about it then stay with me.
Right here are the main variables to keep in mind whenever choosing whether to have it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put into the Alfa Romeo, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is usually around 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Giulietta will typically not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is often able to be completely diluted simply by completely topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly uncommon to come across a vehicle having issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is rare - not impossible to find. You can get certain cars that don't endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just top it up remember that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Giulietta must straightaway be drained out seeing that your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems since putting the bad fuel in your Giulietta? In that case, have it removed irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will likely lead to increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of danger in connection with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you notice any of them then stop and get it removed asap.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have the qualifications and expertise required to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo

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

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Once carried out You Get Going Once again

Once we have finished you are able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering national cover, for Alfa Romeo motorists in particular. We predominantly attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for virtually all cars. Needless to say it may vary to some extent as each brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes the below 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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