Wrong fuel in a Daihatsu Gran Move Cx? Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu is a regularly occurring problem. And its solution is determined by a number of things. If you would like to find out what it is advisable to do about this then please read on.
Listed below are the main variables to be aware of when deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Daihatsu, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Daihatsu Gran Move Cx is in most cases around 50 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Gran Move Cx will most of the time not be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.5 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being adequately diluted by thoroughly filling the tank with the right fuel.
      It's highly uncommon to encounter a vehicle suffering from difficulties due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon - not impossible to encounter. You will discover some motor vehicles that will not endure any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Daihatsu (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Gran Move Cx really should straightaway be removed seeing that your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles since putting the incorrect fuel in your Gran Move Cx? In that case, have it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a car that is starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably just end up in even more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of danger associated with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable implications of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then stop and get it drained immediately.

Do not just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Daihatsu specialists and have got the skills and experience necessary to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Daihatsu Gran Move Cx?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national cover, for Daihatsu motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

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

We are Daihatsu specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Daihatsu vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially similar for the vast majority of cars. Needless to say it does vary to some extent as each make has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still essentially follows 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 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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