Contaminated fuel in your Honda Civic DSi? Diesel in a Petrol Honda?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a fairly typical error. And its remedy depends upon several factors. In the event that you want to know what to do to fix it then please read on.
Listed below are the main factors to think about when deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Honda, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Honda Civic DSi is in most cases approximately 50 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Civic DSi will quite often not be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.5 litres (which is 5% of the whole fuel tank) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted through entirely filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's pretty unusual to encounter a vehicle going through difficulties because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You can get certain cars that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Honda (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up consider that it is very much like wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Civic DSi really should as soon as possible be drained as your likelihood of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in the Civic DSi? If that's the case, have it drained no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically be responsible for progressively more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some degree of danger affiliated with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then stop driving and have it drained immediately.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Honda Civic DSi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national service, for Honda motorists especially. We mainly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in your 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 home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for a large number of motor vehicles. Obviously it can vary to some degree as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the following points:

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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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