Wrong fuel in your Honda CRx? Diesel in your Petrol Honda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a very common mistake. And what you should do about it depends on several things. Assuming you would like to know what it is advisable to do about it then stay with me.
Listed here are the main variables to take into account whenever choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Honda, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Honda CRx is probably roughly 45 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CRx will most of the time not really be a big problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 2.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by entirely filling up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is highly uncommon to come across a car or truck experiencing problems with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is unusual - not impossible to encounter. You can get certain automobiles that will not stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Honda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. When you are trying to decide whether to risk it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CRx ought to right away be drained seeing as your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - really long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the wrong fuel in your CRx? If you have, have it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can just result in more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk in connection with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Stay away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Honda experts and hold the credentials and experience necessary to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Honda CRx?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Honda motorists in particular. We primarily attend:

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

We are Honda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Honda vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence identical for most motor vehicles. Naturally it may vary to some degree as each make has their own fuel system. Even so it still follows 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 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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