Contaminated fuel in your Fiat Sedici? Diesel in a Petrol Fiat?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a well-known problem. And exactly what you need to do about it varies according to various things. In case you would like to know what it is best to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Listed here the most important variables to think about whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Fiat, considering that the fuel capacity of your Fiat Sedici is probably about 50 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Sedici will most of the time not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.5 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's extremely unusual to find a motor vehicle experiencing issues with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very rare - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover a few automobiles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is very much like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Sedici really should straightaway be drained seeing as your probability of driving with this level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you observed any performance difficulties since putting the wrong fuel in the Sedici? In that case, get it emptied no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving an automobile that is beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will probably only end up in more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk caused by running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Fiat specialists and have got the qualifications and experience needed to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Sedici?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Fiat motorists in particular. We principally attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
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We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Fiat vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ slightly as every make has their unique fuel system. Even so it still follows the below 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 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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