Incorrect fuel in your Fiat Bravo? Diesel in a Petrol Fiat?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a regular mistake. And what you have to do about it hinges on an assortment of things. If perhaps you would like to find out what to do about it then keep on reading.
These are the most important variables to keep in mind whenever deciding on whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put into the Fiat, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Fiat Bravo is normally about 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Bravo will usually not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 2.5 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be completely diluted through thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's highly unusual to encounter an automobile suffering from issues with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is rare - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover certain motor vehicles that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. When deciding on whether or not to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Bravo really should right away be drained out seeing as your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in your Bravo? In that case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running a motor vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will definitely cause more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of danger linked with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop driving and have it removed right away.

Don't simply have any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Fiat experts and have got the accreditation and practical experience necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Bravo?

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Once completed You Get Moving Once again

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

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Fiat vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence similar for most cars. Naturally it may vary a bit as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes the below guidelines:

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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 Questions

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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