Bad fuel in your Daihatsu Applause? Diesel in your Petrol Daihatsu?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu is a well-known error. And its solution is based on various things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you need to do to fix it then read on.
Let us discuss the main factors to keep in mind whenever deciding whether or not to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Daihatsu, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Daihatsu Applause is usually about 50 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Applause will in most situations not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.5 litres (almost 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be completely diluted by means of entirely topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is extremely rare to encounter a car going through difficulties with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a few cars that won't endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Daihatsu (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up consider that it is very much like betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Applause really should right away be drained seeing as your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Applause? If that's the case, get it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can typically lead to even more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of threat affiliated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your car. We are Daihatsu experts and have got the skills and practical experience required to ensure you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Daihatsu Applause?

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All done & You Get Moving Again

When we have completed you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national cover, for Daihatsu motorists in particular. We mainly attend:

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

We are Daihatsu specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Daihatsu vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Needless to say it may vary to some extent as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. However it still adheres to the following points:

Petrol in Diesel Daihatsu

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 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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