Contaminated fuel in a Audi RS6? Diesel in a Petrol Audi?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Audi is a usual problem. And exactly what you should do about it is based on an assortment of factors. Assuming you would like to know what you have to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed below are the key variables to take into consideration when making a decision whether to have it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Audi, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Audi RS6 is in most cases around 80 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol RS6 will quite often not really be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 4 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank) is usually able to be adequately diluted simply by totally filling up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's pretty uncommon to come across a vehicle having difficulties due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very infrequent - not impossible to find. There are actually some vehicles that will not endure any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Audi (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has proven that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. When you are deciding whether or not to risk it and just top it up consider that it is much like wagering your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol RS6 must promptly be drained because your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Audi and drove it: Have you detected any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in the RS6? In that case, get it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can likely lead to more and more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of danger resulting from operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you notice any of them then cease driving and get it drained right now.

Refrain from getting any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Audi specialists and possess the accreditation and working experience required to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Audi

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Audi? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Audi RS6?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide service, for Audi motorists particularly. We typically attend to:

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

We are Audi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Audi vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally the same for most vehicle makes. Of course it may vary a little as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Audi

Fuel Drain

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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