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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a fairly typical error. And exactly what you should do about it will depend on an assortment of factors. If perhaps you want to know what you ought to do to fix it then stay with me.
Listed here are the key variables to think about whenever making a decision whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put into the Chevrolet, considering that the fuel capacity of your Chevrolet Captiva is probably about 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Captiva will generally not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 3.25 litres (which is 5% of the entire fuel tank) is frequently able to be adequately diluted by means of totally filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is quite uncommon to find a vehicle experiencing difficulties due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You can get a number of vehicles that will not endure any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. Between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Captiva should promptly be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - truly big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in the Captiva? If you have, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running an automobile that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably typically be responsible for more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of threat in connection with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop driving and get it drained immediately.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Captiva?

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We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Chevrolet vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Needless to say it does vary slightly as every brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally 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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