Contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo Mito? Diesel in your Petrol Alfa Romeo?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo is a well-known mistake. And what you have to do about it will depend on a variety of factors. Assuming you want to know what you have to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here are the most important factors to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Alfa Romeo, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Alfa Romeo Mito is normally around 45 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Mito will usually not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2.25 litres (almost 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is often able to be completely diluted by totally topping up the tank with the right fuel.
      It's relatively unusual to find a motor vehicle having issues with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's uncommon - in no way impossible to find. There are some vehicles that won't endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. When you are deciding whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is much like betting it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Mito really should as soon as possible be drained because your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in fifty - really long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Mito? If that's the case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still running a motor vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely lead to increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of danger linked with driving a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you detect any of them cease driving and have it removed asap.

Avoid having any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your automobile. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and possess the accreditation and knowledge necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo Mito?

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When we have completed you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national cover, for Alfa Romeo motorists especially. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Alfa Romeo vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially exactly the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Naturally it can vary slightly as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to 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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