Contaminated fuel in a Jeep Patriot? Diesel in a Petrol Jeep?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Jeep is a common error. And what you have to do about it is based on several different factors. In case you want to find out what you must do about it then please read on.
Right here are the key variables to take into consideration when deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Jeep, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Jeep Patriot is normally around 51 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 2.55 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Patriot will more often than not not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 2.55 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted through completely topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very unusual to find a car suffering from difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of automobiles that will not stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.55 and 5.1 litres of Diesel in the Jeep (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you're trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just top it up remember that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.1 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Patriot ought to straightaway be drained out seeing as your probability of getting away with this level of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Jeep and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance issues after putting the bad fuel in the Patriot? In that case, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can definitely result in more and more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of danger connected with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and get it drained as soon as possible.

Keep away from having any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Jeep specialists and possess the credentials and knowledge necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Jeep

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Jeep? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Jeep Patriot?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having countrywide service, for Jeep motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

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

We are Jeep specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Jeep 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 procedure of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence similar for most vehicles. Naturally it may differ a bit as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still 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 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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