Incorrect fuel in a Aston Martin Vantage? Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin is a common problem. And what you have to do about it will depend on a number of factors. If perhaps you want to find out what you have to do about this then keep reading.
These are the most crucial variables to think about whenever making a decision whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Aston Martin, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Aston Martin Vantage is in most cases about 77 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 3.85 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Vantage will typically not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 3.85 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is usually able to be completely diluted by means of wholly topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather uncommon to come across an automobile suffering from issues with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are a few vehicles that will not stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.85 and 7.7 litres of Diesel in the Aston Martin (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. When you are deciding whether to chance it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is much like betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 7.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Vantage ought to right away be removed seeing as your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Vantage? If so, have it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will likely cause even more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then simply just get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk affiliated with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop driving and have it drained right now.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Aston Martin specialists and hold the skills and practical experience needed to make certain that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Aston Martin Vantage?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Aston Martin motorists particularly. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Aston Martin specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Aston Martin vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is generally exactly the same for most vehicles. Obviously it can differ to some degree as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still generally follows 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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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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