Bad fuel in your Fiat Barchetta? Diesel in your Petrol Fiat?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And its solution is determined by several factors. In the event that you want to know what to do to fix it then please read on.
Let us discuss the key variables to keep in mind when deciding on whether or not to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Fiat, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Fiat Barchetta is probably approximately 51 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.55 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Barchetta will usually not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.55 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is often able to be completely diluted simply by wholly topping the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is highly rare to come across an automobile experiencing problems because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. There are a few cars that will not stand any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.55 and 5.1 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. When you are deciding whether or not to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is the same as betting your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Barchetta ought to as soon as possible be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you spotted any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Barchetta? In that case, have it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running an automobile that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely lead to increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk resulting from driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing 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 warning signs, and in the event that you observe any of them stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Fiat specialists and hold the certification and working experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Barchetta?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Fiat motorists in particular. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Fiat vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for the majority of cars. Of course it can vary a little as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. However it still fundamentally observes the following points:

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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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