Contaminated fuel in a Fiat Marea Weekend? Diesel in a Petrol Fiat?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a regular problem. And what you have to do about it will depend on several different things. If you want to know what you need to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Listed below are the most important variables to take into consideration when determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Fiat, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Fiat Marea Weekend is usually approximately 63 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 3.15 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Marea Weekend will typically not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.15 litres (which is almost 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted by totally topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's pretty unusual to come across an automobile having issues due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. There are a number of vehicles that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.15 and 6.3 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Whenever figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is the same as wagering everything on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Marea Weekend should as soon as possible be drained because your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is certainly lower than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Marea Weekend? If so, have it emptied regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a car that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically bring about more and more damage being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need security?
    You should get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of threat associated with running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained immediately.

Stay away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your automobile. We are Fiat experts and have the qualifications and knowledge needed to make sure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Fiat motorists particularly. We mostly fix:

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Fiat vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence the same for a large number of cars. Needless to say it can vary a bit as every make has their own different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally follows the following principles:

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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 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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