Bad fuel in your Dacia Sandero? Diesel in a Petrol Dacia?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Dacia is a fairly typical mistake to make. And what you should do about it is dependent upon several factors. In the event that you want to find out what you have to do to sort it out then please read on.
Here are the most important factors to take into consideration whenever choosing whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Dacia, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Dacia Sandero is in most cases about 50 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Sandero will quite often not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 2.5 litres (which is close to 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is very often able to be adequately diluted through totally filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is very rare to come across a vehicle going through difficulties because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very uncommon - not impossible to encounter. There are some vehicles that don't stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Dacia (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you're deciding whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up remember that it is much like wagering everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Sandero ought to straightaway be drained because your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Dacia and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance concerns since putting the incorrect fuel in your Sandero? In that case, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will likely lead to more and more damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk connected with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Dacia experts and possess the skills and practical experience required to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Dacia

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Dacia? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Dacia Sandero?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Dacia motorists especially. We mainly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Procedure

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for most motor vehicles. Of course it may differ somewhat as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically adheres to the following principles:

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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 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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