Contaminated fuel in a Honda CR-V? Diesel in your Petrol Honda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a usual mistake. And its solution is based on a few factors. In case you would like to find out what you ought to do about this then keep reading.
Right here are the main variables to think about whenever deciding on whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put into the Honda, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Honda CR-V is most likely roughly 58 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 2.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CR-V will quite often not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 2.9 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank) is sometimes able to be completely diluted through wholly topping up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's rather rare to come across an automobile suffering from issues because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a number of vehicles that will not stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Diesel in the Honda (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up remember that it is the same thing as betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 5.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol CR-V should really right away be removed seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties since putting the incorrect fuel in your CR-V? If that's the case, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably typically lead to more and more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of risk associated with running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them cease driving and get it removed right away.

Refrain from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your car. We are Honda specialists and have the credentials and practical experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Honda CR-V?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national cover, for Honda motorists especially. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Honda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Honda vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for most vehicles. Naturally it may vary a bit as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still essentially follows the below points:

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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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