Incorrect fuel in a Honda Accord? Diesel in your Petrol Honda?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a usual error. And its remedy will depend on several things. In the event that you want to find out what it is best to do to fix it then please read on.
Here are the main factors to take into account when deciding whether to have your car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Honda, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Honda Accord is in most cases around 65 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Accord will in most situations not be a major problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3.25 litres (about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is often able to be sufficiently diluted by totally topping the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's relatively rare to encounter an automobile having difficulties because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a number of vehicles that won't stand any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Honda (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has proven that as many people get away with it as those who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Accord must immediately be removed as your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is probably below one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you observed any performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the Accord? If so, get it emptied regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will just result in increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk in connection with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it drained right away.

Stay away from getting any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Honda specialists and have the certification and knowledge needed to make certain you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Honda Accord?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Honda motorists especially. We mostly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for virtually all vehicle makes. Needless to say it can vary slightly as each brand has their own different fuel system. However it still basically follows the following principles:

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Fuel Drain

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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