Wrong fuel in a Honda HR-V? Diesel in a Petrol Honda?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a very common mistake to make. And what you want to do about it is dependent upon a number of things. If you want to find out what you should do to fix it then keep reading.
Right here are the main factors to take into account whenever making a decision whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Honda, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Honda HR-V is most likely about 55 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol HR-V will in most cases not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 2.75 litres (5% of the fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by totally filling up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty uncommon to find a car or truck having problems because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's unusual - not impossible to find. You will discover certain cars that don't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Honda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. When you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is much like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol HR-V should right away be removed as your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is probably below one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your HR-V? If that's the case, have it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably only lead to more and more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of threat in connection with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained asap.

Do not simply get any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Honda specialists and possess the certification and practical experience needed to ensure you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

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

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

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

We are Honda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Honda vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically identical for a large number of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can differ to some extent as each make has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still essentially 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 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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