Incorrect fuel in a Chevrolet Alero? Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a regular error. And exactly what you have to do about it is based on several different things. In case you want to know what it is best to do about it then please read on.
Here are the most crucial factors to to consider when deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Chevrolet, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Chevrolet Alero is usually about 57 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 2.85 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Alero will generally not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.85 litres (almost 5% of the fuel tank volume) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted by means of entirely filling up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is rather unusual to encounter a car experiencing issues because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. You can get certain cars that will not endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.85 and 5.7 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. Whenever deciding whether to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5.7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Alero ought to right away be drained since your probability of driving with this level of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you noted any performance difficulties ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Alero? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can definitely end up in more and more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk resulting from operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you detect any of them then stop and have it removed asap.

Don't simply get any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Chevrolet experts and hold the certification and expertise necessary to make certain you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Alero?

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

We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Chevrolet vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is generally the same for a large number of cars. Needless to say it does vary slightly as each make has their unique fuel system. However it still generally follows 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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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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