Contaminated fuel in a Aston Martin Rapide? Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin is a fairly typical mistake. And its solution is dependent upon several factors. If perhaps you want to know what you have to do about this then please read on.
Listed here the key factors to to consider when choosing whether to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Aston Martin, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Aston Martin Rapide is probably roughly 91 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 4.55 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Rapide will generally not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 4.55 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being adequately diluted by means of thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is rather rare to come across a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very rare - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually some vehicles that will not endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 4.55 and 9.1 litres of Diesel in the Aston Martin (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever deciding upon whether to risk it and simply top it up consider that it is exactly like gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 9.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Rapide should immediately be drained since your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in your Rapide? If so, get it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a vehicle that is starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can just result in more and more damage being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop driving and have it removed asap.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Aston Martin experts and have got the qualifications and experience required to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Aston Martin Rapide?

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When we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national service, for Aston Martin motorists especially. We typically attend to:

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

We are Aston Martin specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Aston Martin vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Needless to say it may vary slightly as each make has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially 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 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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