Wrong fuel in a Honda Logo? Diesel in a Petrol Honda?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a fairly typical error. And its solution will depend on a number of factors. If perhaps you want to find out what you have to do about this then keep reading.
These are the key factors to think about whenever determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put into the Honda, considering that the fuel capacity of the Honda Logo is probably approximately 40 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Logo will typically not really be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 2 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by totally topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely rare to find an automobile suffering from issues due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very uncommon - not impossible to encounter. There are actually a few vehicles that will not stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2 and 4 litres of Diesel in the Honda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has proven that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. When deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is the same thing as gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Logo ought to promptly be drained out as your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you detected any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Logo? If you have, have it removed irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving an automobile that is starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can only end up in even more harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat connected with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely implications of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Avoid having any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your vehicle. We are Honda specialists and possess the skills and experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

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

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national cover, for Honda motorists especially. We mostly attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for most vehicles. Naturally it does differ a little as each manufacturer has their own fuel system. Having said that it still 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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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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