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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo is a fairly typical error. And its solution is dependent upon an assortment of factors. Assuming you would like to find out what you ought to do about it then please read on.
Listed here are the most important factors to to consider whenever deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in to the Alfa Romeo, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Alfa Romeo Spider is in most cases roughly 70 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Spider will in most cases not be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3.5 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank) is usually capable of being adequately diluted by means of totally topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's relatively uncommon to find an automobile having problems with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to find. There are certain automobiles that don't stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Alfa Romeo (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has shown us that as many people get away with it as those who break down. When trying to decide whether to chance it and basically fill it up recognise that it is just like gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Spider should really as soon as possible be drained as your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in your Spider? If that's the case, get it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely be responsible for progressively more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of threat connected with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them cease driving and have it drained asap.

Don't simply get any unqualified so-and-so to try to fix your automobile. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and possess the certification and practical experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

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 Spider?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Alfa Romeo motorists especially. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Alfa Romeo vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for most vehicles. As you can imagine it does differ a bit as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the following principles:

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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