Incorrect fuel in your Daihatsu YRV? Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu is a fairly typical problem. And its solution will depend on a number of things. If you want to find out what you need to do about this then please read on.
Listed below are the key variables to take into consideration whenever determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Daihatsu, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Daihatsu YRV is most likely approximately 40 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol YRV will usually not be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 2 litres (which is almost 5% of the whole fuel tank) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted simply by entirely filling up the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's pretty uncommon to encounter a car having issues due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get some vehicles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2 and 4 litres of Diesel in the Daihatsu (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding upon whether to risk it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is just like wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol YRV should straight away be drained since your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is very likely less than one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu and drove it: Have you noticed any performance difficulties ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the YRV? If that's the case, have it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a car that is already beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can likely lead to increasing amounts of harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of danger resulting from running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop and get it removed right now.

Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Daihatsu experts and have got the qualifications and expertise needed to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Daihatsu? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Daihatsu YRV?

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

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water 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 your home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally the same for the majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it may differ to some degree as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to the below principles:

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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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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