Bad fuel in a Honda FR-V? Diesel in your Petrol Honda?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a usual error. And its solution is determined by several different things. Assuming you would like to find out what you have to do about this then stay with me.
Let us discuss the most important variables to to consider whenever figuring out whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put into the Honda, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Honda FR-V is normally approximately 58 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol FR-V will more often than not not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that anything less than 2.9 litres (almost 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is usually able to be completely diluted by means of wholly topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's highly uncommon to encounter a car suffering from issues with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is infrequent - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a number of cars that will not endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Diesel in the Honda (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol FR-V ought to promptly be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your FR-V? If you have, get it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a car that is beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will likely end up in even more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of danger connected with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you notice any of them cease driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Honda specialists and have the credentials and knowledge necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Honda FR-V?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Honda motorists especially. We mostly fix:

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

We are Honda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Honda vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence the same for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it may differ somewhat as each make has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still generally follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Honda

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 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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