Incorrect fuel in your Chevrolet Astro? Diesel in your Petrol Chevrolet?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a usual problem. And its solution is dependent upon a few factors. In case you want to know what it is best to do about this then please read on.
Listed here are the most important variables to take into consideration when figuring out whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Chevrolet, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Chevrolet Astro is most likely about 64 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Astro will generally not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 3.2 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted through totally topping up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite unusual to find an automobile experiencing issues due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's uncommon - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually some automobiles that will not stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.2 and 6.4 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. When trying to decide whether to risk it and simply top it up consider that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 6.4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Astro must right away be drained out since your likelihood of getting away with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Astro? If that's the case, have it drained regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is now starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably just be responsible for more damage being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of risk connected with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you notice any of them then cease driving and get it drained immediately.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Chevrolet experts and have got the qualifications and knowledge required to make certain you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Astro?

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As soon as we have completed you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Chevrolet motorists especially. We primarily fix:

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

We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Chevrolet vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence the same for the vast majority of cars. Obviously it can vary to some degree as every brand has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still follows the following principles:

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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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