Incorrect fuel in a Audi S8? Diesel in a Petrol Audi?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Audi is a regular mistake. And what you should do about it varies according to a number of things. In the event that you would like to find out what you ought to do about it then stay with me.
These are the key factors to consider whenever figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Audi, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Audi S8 is normally around 90 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol S8 will quite often not be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 4.5 litres (5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted through thoroughly filling up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is rather unusual to encounter a vehicle suffering from issues because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is infrequently found - not impossible to find. You can get a few motor vehicles that will not stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 4.5 and 9 litres of Diesel in the Audi (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as those who break down. When deciding on whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is the same as gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol S8 should really straightaway be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Audi and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in your S8? If so, get it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a car that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can typically result in more and more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of risk caused by operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you recognise any of them then cease driving and get it removed asap.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Audi experts and have got the certification and working experience required to make certain you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Audi

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Audi? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Audi S8?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Audi motorists especially. We primarily deal with:

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

We are Audi specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Audi vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally exactly the same for a large number of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it does differ slightly as every manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes the following points:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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