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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet is a usual error. And its remedy hinges on a few factors. In the event that you want to find out what it is best to do to sort it out then read on.
These are the main variables to consider whenever deciding on whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Chevrolet, considering that the fuel capacity of your Chevrolet Trax is probably about 53 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 2.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Trax will generally not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that anything less than 2.65 litres (which is almost 5% of the total fuel tank) is quite often able to be adequately diluted by thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite uncommon to encounter an automobile experiencing problems due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are some cars that will not endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.65 and 5.3 litres of Diesel in the Chevrolet (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. Any time you're figuring out whether to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is just like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Trax should straightaway be drained because your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet and drove it: Have you detected any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Trax? If so, get it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will definitely result in progressively more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some extent of risk connected with driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop driving and get it drained right away.

Do not just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Chevrolet experts and have the skills and expertise needed to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Chevrolet? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Trax?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Chevrolet motorists especially. We primarily deal with:

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

We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Chevrolet vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically the same for virtually all cars. Obviously it does vary to some degree as every make has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still essentially adheres to the following guidelines:

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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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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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