Contaminated fuel in your Aston Martin Virage? Diesel in your Petrol Aston Martin?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin is a very common error. And what you need to do about it is determined by a few factors. Assuming you want to find out what you need to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here are the most important factors to think about when choosing whether to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Aston Martin, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Aston Martin Virage is in most cases roughly 78 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Virage will normally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3.9 litres (which is approximately 5% of the fuel tank volume) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted through completely filling the tank with Petrol.
      It's relatively rare to encounter a car suffering from difficulties with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very unusual - not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain vehicles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3.9 and 7.8 litres of Diesel in the Aston Martin (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. When you are deciding on whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is very much like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 7.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Virage should straightaway be drained out since your probability of driving with this level of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Aston Martin and drove it: Have you seen any performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in the Virage? If so, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably definitely be responsible for increasing amounts of harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of danger connected with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable consequences of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you detect any of them cease driving and get it drained immediately.

Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Aston Martin experts and have got the accreditation and knowledge necessary to ensure you are 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 Virage?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Aston Martin motorists particularly. We mostly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially the same for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it does differ to some extent as every make has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still observes the below principles:

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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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