Wrong fuel in your Cadillac Fletwood 60 Special? Diesel in your Petrol Cadillac?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac is a regularly occurring error. And its remedy is determined by several factors. In case you would like to find out what to do about this then keep reading.
Listed below are the main factors to to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Cadillac, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Cadillac Fletwood 60 Special is most likely approximately 68 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 3.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Fletwood 60 Special will generally not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.4 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is often able to be completely diluted through wholly filling up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's very unusual to encounter a vehicle suffering from issues with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually some automobiles that will not endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Between 3.4 and 6.8 litres of Diesel in the Cadillac (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has revealed that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you're figuring out whether to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is exactly like wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Fletwood 60 Special ought to straightaway be removed as your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is very likely less than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Fletwood 60 Special? In that case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is already beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can typically result in progressively more damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk linked with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and have it drained immediately.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Cadillac experts and have got the skills and expertise necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Cadillac? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Cadillac Fletwood 60 Special?

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Once done You Get Going Once again

When we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Cadillac motorists especially. We mainly attend:

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

We are Cadillac specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Cadillac vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence similar for most motor vehicles. Needless to say it may differ slightly as every make has their own fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally adheres to the below 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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