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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a usual mistake. And its solution varies according to a number of things. If you would like to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep reading.
These are the main variables to keep in mind whenever choosing whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Fiat, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Fiat Qubo is most likely about 45 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Qubo will most of the time not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.25 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is very often able to be completely diluted simply by entirely topping up the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is extremely rare to encounter a vehicle experiencing difficulties with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a number of automobiles that will not endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those who don't. Whenever deciding upon whether to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is exactly like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Qubo should promptly be removed because your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly below one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance concerns since putting the incorrect fuel in the Qubo? If you have, have it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a car that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can only cause increasing amounts of damage being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Simply get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of risk associated with driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop driving and get it removed right now.

Avoid getting any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Fiat experts and have got the accreditation and practical experience required to make certain you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Fiat motorists especially. We primarily fix:

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Fiat vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially identical for the majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does vary to some degree as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes 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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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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