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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a usual mistake. And its solution is dependent upon several things. If perhaps you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Here are the main variables to to consider when making a decision whether to get it drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Honda, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Honda Civic is normally roughly 50 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Civic will usually not really be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.5 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank) is often capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's relatively unusual to find a motor vehicle having issues with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is very rare - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually a few automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Honda (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're trying to decide whether or not to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is just like wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Civic should immediately be drained out because your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles since putting the incorrect fuel in the Civic? If that's the case, get it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can definitely be responsible for increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want security?
    Simply get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk connected with driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it drained right away.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Honda specialists and have got the certification and experience necessary to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national service, for Honda motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

  • 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. No matter if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ to some degree as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the below 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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