Incorrect fuel in your Dacia Duster? Diesel in your Petrol Dacia?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Dacia is a fairly typical mistake. And its solution is based on various things. If you want to find out what you have to do about it then stay with me.
Here are the main variables to to consider when choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Dacia, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Dacia Duster is most likely about 50 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Duster will typically not really be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 2.5 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank) is oftentimes capable of being adequately diluted by completely topping the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather uncommon to come across a vehicle suffering from difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually some automobiles that won't stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Dacia (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up consider that it is just like gambling it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Duster should really straightaway be drained out because your likelihood of getting away with that quantity of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Dacia and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in your Duster? If that's the case, have it emptied no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a vehicle that is already starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can just cause progressively more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger affiliated with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Do not simply get any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Dacia experts and possess the qualifications and experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Dacia

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Dacia? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Dacia Duster?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide service, for Dacia motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

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

We are Dacia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Dacia vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for virtually all vehicles. As you can imagine it can vary to some degree as each brand has their unique fuel system. However it still generally follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Dacia

Fuel Drain

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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