Incorrect fuel in a Chevrolet Corvette? Diesel in your Petrol Chevrolet?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a very common error. And what you need to do about it is based on a number of factors. In case you would like to know what it is advisable to do to fix it then read on.
Let us discuss the main factors to be aware of when deciding whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Chevrolet, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Chevrolet Corvette is probably around 74 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 3.7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Corvette will more often than not not really be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 3.7 litres (about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being adequately diluted by means of entirely filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely rare to find a car or truck going through difficulties with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain vehicles that will not stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.7 and 7.4 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and basically top it up consider that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 7.4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Corvette ought to as soon as possible be removed since your likelihood of succeeding with this level of contamination is almost certainly below one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you noticed any performance difficulties ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Corvette? If so, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running an automobile that is now starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can typically lead to more and more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat resulting from running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop and get it removed right now.

Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Chevrolet experts and possess the credentials and practical experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national service, for Chevrolet motorists in particular. We typically attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Chevrolet vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is basically identical for most cars. Of course it may vary to some extent as each manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. However it still follows the following points:

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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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