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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a regular mistake to make. And its remedy is determined by a number of factors. In the event that you would like to know what you need to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here the key variables to be aware of whenever choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Chevrolet, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Chevrolet Epica is in most cases about 65 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Epica will quite often not really be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 3.25 litres (about 5% of the fuel tank) is frequently capable of being completely diluted simply by thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is quite uncommon to find an automobile going through problems because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is rare - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually some vehicles that don't stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has revealed that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just top it up remember that it is much like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Epica must immediately be drained out seeing that your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Epica? If so, get it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will likely bring about more and more damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat linked with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Don't simply get any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Chevrolet experts and have got the skills and experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having nationwide service, for Chevrolet motorists especially. We principally deal with:

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

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

The Process

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Needless to say it may differ slightly as every manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Even so it still essentially adheres to 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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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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