Incorrect fuel in a Jaguar x-Type? Diesel in your Petrol Jaguar?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Jaguar is a very common error. And its solution varies according to various factors. If you would like to find out what it is best to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here the most crucial variables to take into account whenever determining whether to have your car drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Jaguar, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Jaguar x-Type is in most cases approximately 61 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.05 litres of Diesel in a Petrol x-Type will quite often not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 3.05 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being adequately diluted simply by wholly filling the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is rather uncommon to come across an automobile experiencing issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very rare - in no way impossible to find. You can get some cars that don't stand any level of contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.05 and 6.1 litres of Diesel in the Jaguar (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up remember that it is much like gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol x-Type should promptly be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Jaguar and drove it: Have you detected any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the x-Type? In that case, get it emptied no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still running a vehicle that is now starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will likely result in progressively more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of threat in connection with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you notice any of them then stop and get it drained right now.

Keep away from having any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Jaguar experts and hold the credentials and working experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Jaguar

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Jaguar? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Jaguar x-Type?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Jaguar motorists especially. We typically attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Jaguar specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Jaguar vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Obviously it can differ to some extent as each make has their particular fuel system. However 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 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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