Bad fuel in a Cadillac BLS? Diesel in your Petrol Cadillac?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac is a fairly typical mistake to make. And what you need to do about it is dependent upon a few factors. If perhaps you would like to find out what you need to do to fix it then please read on.
Listed here are the key factors to keep in mind when figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Cadillac, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Cadillac BLS is usually approximately 58 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 2.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol BLS will in most cases not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 2.9 litres (almost 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted by totally topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's rather uncommon to find an automobile going through issues with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very rare - not impossible to encounter. There are some cars that will not endure any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Diesel in the Cadillac (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol BLS should really promptly be removed seeing that your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance issues ever since putting the wrong fuel in your BLS? If you have, have it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving an automobile that is now starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will just cause progressively more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Then get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of threat connected with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then stop driving and have it removed right now.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Cadillac BLS?

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  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Cadillac specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Cadillac vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for most vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary slightly as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. However it still essentially follows the below 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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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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