Incorrect fuel in a Aston Martin Cygnet? Diesel in your Petrol Aston Martin?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin is a very common problem. And its solution is dependent upon various factors. In the event that you want to find out what to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed here are the most important variables to to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Aston Martin, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Aston Martin Cygnet is most likely approximately 32 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 1.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Cygnet will in most cases not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 1.6 litres (about 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly topping the tank with Petrol.
      It's highly unusual to encounter a car or truck going through issues because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of motor vehicles that don't endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 1.6 and 3.2 litres of Diesel in the Aston Martin (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. When you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up consider that it is exactly like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 3.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Cygnet ought to as soon as possible be drained as your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Cygnet? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination can definitely cause more and more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some degree of danger connected to operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them then stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just get any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Aston Martin experts and hold the certification and practical experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Aston Martin Cygnet?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Aston Martin motorists especially. We mostly deal with:

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

We are Aston Martin specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Aston Martin vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for virtually all motor vehicles. Naturally it can vary slightly as each manufacturer has their particular fuel system. However it still fundamentally adheres to the below guidelines:

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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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