Wrong fuel in your Honda Legend? Diesel in your Petrol Honda?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a very common mistake. And its solution will depend on various things. In the event that you would like to know what you ought to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Listed here are the main factors to consider when choosing whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Honda, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Honda Legend is most likely approximately 73 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 3.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Legend will typically not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 3.65 litres (roughly 5% of the fuel tank volume) is often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by entirely filling the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite uncommon to find a car or truck going through problems because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very infrequent - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a few vehicles that won't stand any level of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.65 and 7.3 litres of Diesel in the Honda (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. Any time you're deciding upon whether to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 7.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Legend really should straight away be removed because your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you detected any performance concerns after putting the incorrect fuel in the Legend? If so, have it removed irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely bring about more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of danger connected to running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Stay away from having any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your automobile. We are Honda experts and have got the certification and practical experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Honda Legend?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Honda motorists especially. We principally fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Process

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically identical for a large number of vehicle makes. Obviously it may differ a bit as each brand has their particular fuel system. Even so it still generally observes 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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