Contaminated fuel in your Daihatsu Move GxL? Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu is a fairly typical mistake to make. And what you should do about it depends upon a variety of things. In the event that you want to find out what to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Listed below are the main variables to be aware of whenever making a decision whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Daihatsu, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Daihatsu Move GxL is usually roughly 32 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 1.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Move GxL will usually not really be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 1.6 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted by totally topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very rare to encounter a vehicle having difficulties with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is uncommon - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually certain automobiles that won't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 1.6 and 3.2 litres of Diesel in the Daihatsu (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 3.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Move GxL should really straight away be removed seeing as your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the Move GxL? If so, have it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a car that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can just bring about more and more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of risk associated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them then cease driving and have it removed right now.

Don't simply get any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Daihatsu specialists and hold the credentials and experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Daihatsu Move GxL?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Daihatsu motorists in particular. We typically attend to:

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

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

The Process

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically identical for the majority of cars. Of course it does differ to some degree as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially observes the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Daihatsu

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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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