Wrong fuel in a Fiat Freemont? Diesel in a Petrol Fiat?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a very common mistake to make. And what you want to do about it is dependent upon a number of things. If perhaps you would like to know what to do about this then keep reading.
Listed here the most important variables to think about whenever figuring out whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Fiat, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Fiat Freemont is usually roughly 78 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 3.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Freemont will generally not be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3.9 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted through wholly filling up the tank with the right fuel.
      It is quite rare to come across an automobile experiencing issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get certain automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3.9 and 7.8 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. When deciding upon whether to chance it and just simply fill it up remember that it is much like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 7.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Freemont really should immediately be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Freemont? If you have, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will typically lead to even more damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of threat associated with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible implications of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop driving and have it removed asap.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Fiat specialists and possess the qualifications and practical experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Freemont?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Fiat motorists especially. We mostly attend to:

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Fiat vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally the same for most cars. As you can imagine it does vary to some degree as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to 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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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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