Contaminated fuel in your Daihatsu Cuore? Diesel in your Petrol Daihatsu?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu is a regular mistake. And its remedy will depend on various factors. In case you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to fix it then please read on.
Right here are the most crucial factors to keep in mind when determining whether or not to have your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Daihatsu, considering that the fuel capacity of the Daihatsu Cuore is in most cases about 32 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 1.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Cuore will generally not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 1.6 litres (which is close to 5% of the overall fuel tank) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted through wholly topping up the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty rare to encounter a vehicle experiencing difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You can get some cars that don't endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 1.6 and 3.2 litres of Diesel in the Daihatsu (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as those who break down. Whenever deciding whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 3.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Cuore ought to right away be drained out because your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Cuore? If you have, get it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running an automobile that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will just lead to more and more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop driving and get it removed immediately.

Don't simply have any general so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Daihatsu experts and have got the credentials and knowledge necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Daihatsu Cuore?

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All done & You Get Going Again

As soon as we have completed you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having nationwide service, for Daihatsu motorists in particular. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Daihatsu specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Daihatsu vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally the same for most vehicles. Of course it can vary a bit as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still adheres to the below guidelines:

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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