Bad fuel in a Fiat Stilo? Diesel in your Petrol Fiat?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Fiat is a common mistake. And what you want to do about it depends upon several different things. In case you would like to know what you should do about it then continue reading.
Let us discuss the main variables to take into account whenever determining whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Fiat, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Fiat Stilo is in most cases approximately 58 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 2.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Stilo will normally not be a major problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.9 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is usually capable of being completely diluted by means of completely filling up the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite rare to encounter a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequent - in no way impossible to find. There are some automobiles that won't endure any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Diesel in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever you are trying to decide whether to chance it and basically fill it up recognise that it is much like wagering your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 5.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Stilo ought to immediately be drained seeing that your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is probably below one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat and drove it: Have you noted any performance difficulties ever since putting the wrong fuel in the Stilo? In that case, have it removed regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can only result in more damage being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk caused by running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you notice any of them cease driving and have it drained right now.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Fiat experts and have got the accreditation and knowledge necessary to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Fiat

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national service, for Fiat motorists particularly. We mostly attend to:

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Fiat vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially identical for virtually all vehicles. Of course it does differ a little as each make has their own fuel system. Having said that it still essentially observes the below guidelines:

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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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