Bad fuel in a Audi A6 Hybrid? Diesel in a Petrol Audi?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Audi is a regularly occurring mistake. And its remedy is dependent upon a variety of things. In the event that you would like to know what you have to do about this then keep on reading.
Listed below are the most important variables to take into account when deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Audi, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Audi A6 Hybrid is normally approximately 73 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol A6 Hybrid will typically not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 3.65 litres (5% of the fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted simply by entirely topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is very rare to encounter a car or truck having difficulties with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's unusual - not impossible to find. There are certain cars that won't endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.65 and 7.3 litres of Diesel in the Audi (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. When you are deciding whether or not to chance it and simply top it up recognise that it is much like gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 7.3 litres of Diesel in your Petrol A6 Hybrid ought to immediately be drained out seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Audi and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance issues after putting the bad fuel in the A6 Hybrid? In that case, get it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running an automobile that is already beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably just end up in more and more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of risk caused by running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it drained right now.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Audi experts and have got the certification and experience required to make certain you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Audi

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Audi? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Audi A6 Hybrid?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide service, for Audi motorists in particular. We typically attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally the same for virtually all cars. Needless to say it may vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still fundamentally observes 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 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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