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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin is a well-known mistake to make. And what you need to do about it will depend on an assortment of things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you should do about it then continue reading.
Right here are the most important factors to be aware of whenever deciding whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Aston Martin, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Aston Martin Vanquish is most likely roughly 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Vanquish will in most situations not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 4 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank) is generally capable of being sufficiently diluted by totally topping up the tank with the right fuel.
      It's quite unusual to find a motor vehicle experiencing issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's rare - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a few vehicles that will not stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Aston Martin (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Vanquish really should right away be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance issues since putting the incorrect fuel in your Vanquish? If so, have it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving an automobile that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably definitely cause even more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    You should get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of danger resulting from operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications 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 so forth. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Don't simply have any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Aston Martin specialists and hold the accreditation and knowledge required to make certain you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Aston Martin Vanquish?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Aston Martin motorists in particular. We typically attend:

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

We are Aston Martin specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Aston Martin vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Needless to say it may vary slightly as each make has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still essentially adheres to the following 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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