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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a regular problem. And its remedy will depend on a variety of factors. In case you want to find out what you should do about this then stay with me.
Listed here the main factors to take into account whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Fiat, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Fiat Idea is normally about 47 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 2.35 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Idea will most of the time not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.35 litres (approximately 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is sometimes able to be adequately diluted by means of thoroughly filling the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequent - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover some cars that won't stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. When figuring out whether or not to chance it and just top it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering everything on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 4.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Idea must straightaway be removed seeing that your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Idea? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a car that is already starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can typically end up in even more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of threat affiliated with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them stop driving and get it removed right now.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Fiat experts and possess the credentials and knowledge required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

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

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We would come to you to perform the full contaminated fuel retrieval & flush there on scene

Once carried out You Get Going Once again

When we are done you will be able to get back moving and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national service, for Fiat motorists particularly. We mainly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for most vehicles. Of course it may differ a bit as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Fiat

Fuel Drain

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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