Incorrect fuel in your Honda Prelude? Diesel in your Petrol Honda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Honda is a common mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it hinges on a few things. Assuming you would like to find out what you must do about it then keep reading.
Here are the main variables to to consider whenever choosing whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Honda, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Honda Prelude is usually roughly 60 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Prelude will normally not really be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 3 litres (5% of the total fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by means of thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is highly uncommon to find a vehicle having difficulties because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequent - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover a few motor vehicles that won't stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Honda (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and basically top it up recognise that it is the same thing as betting everything on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Prelude should promptly be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Honda and drove it: Have you detected any performance troubles as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Prelude? In that case, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a motor vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can definitely cause progressively more damage being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of danger associated with running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable final outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then stop and have it removed right now.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Honda

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Honda? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Honda Prelude?

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  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Honda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Honda vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally the same for virtually all vehicles. Obviously it does vary a bit as each make has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes the below 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 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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