Contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Aveo? Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a very common error. And exactly what you have to do about it varies according to a variety of things. If you want to know what you have to do to fix it then read on.
Right here are the key factors to keep in mind when figuring out whether to have your car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put into the Chevrolet, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Chevrolet Aveo is most likely about 45 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Aveo will in most cases not really be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 2.25 litres (approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted by completely topping up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly rare to encounter a car going through problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that won't stand any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. Whenever trying to decide whether to risk it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Aveo must right away be drained out seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance issues since putting the incorrect fuel in your Aveo? If you have, get it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can definitely lead to more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk linked with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then cease driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your vehicle. We are Chevrolet experts and possess the accreditation and practical experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national service, for Chevrolet motorists especially. We principally fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Obviously it does vary to some degree as every manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. However it still essentially adheres to the below principles:

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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 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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