Bad fuel in a Fiat Punto? Diesel in a Petrol Fiat?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a regular error. And exactly what you need to do about it depends on an assortment of factors. In case you would like to know what you should do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed below are the key factors to think about whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Fiat, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Fiat Punto is most likely roughly 47 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 2.35 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Punto will quite often not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.35 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank) is frequently capable of being completely diluted simply by totally topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is highly unusual to encounter a car or truck having problems because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequent - not impossible to encounter. There are a number of vehicles that won't endure any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. When you are deciding upon whether to chance it and just top it up remember that it is very much like wagering your car on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Punto should really promptly be drained out as your likelihood of getting away with that quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in the Punto? In that case, get it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a car that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will likely result in more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of threat connected with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and get it drained right away.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Fiat specialists and have the certification and practical experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Fiat motorists especially. We typically deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Fiat vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for the majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it does differ somewhat as every brand has their unique fuel system. However it still adheres to 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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