Bad fuel in your Honda Integra Type-R? Diesel in your Petrol Honda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a common mistake to make. And what you want to do about it varies according to an assortment of factors. In case you would like to know what you have to do to fix it then stay with me.
Listed here are the main variables to consider when determining whether to have your car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Honda, considering that the fuel capacity of the Honda Integra Type-R is usually about 50 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Integra Type-R will generally not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2.5 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is sometimes able to be completely diluted simply by completely topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's extremely rare to find an automobile having problems due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is unusual - not impossible to find. There are a number of cars that will not endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Honda (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience demonstrates that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is much like gambling everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Integra Type-R must right away be drained out since your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance issues since putting the wrong fuel in the Integra Type-R? If so, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is currently starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will typically cause even more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Simply get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of risk in connection with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable results of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Honda experts and hold the accreditation and knowledge required to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Honda Integra Type-R?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Honda motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Honda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Honda vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence similar for most vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can vary slightly as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still basically adheres to the following guidelines:

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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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