Incorrect fuel in your Land Rover Freelander? Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover is a common mistake to make. And what you want to do about it will depend on a variety of things. In case you want to find out what to do about this then keep on reading.
These are the most crucial variables to think about whenever deciding on whether to get the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Land Rover, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Land Rover Freelander is normally about 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Freelander will more often than not not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 3 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted by completely filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather uncommon to find a motor vehicle experiencing issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a few vehicles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Land Rover (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has proven that as many people get away with this as those who don't. When you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is exactly like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Freelander must straightaway be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in your Freelander? If so, get it emptied no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive driving a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will likely end up in even more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like security?
    Simply get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger connected with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't just get any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your vehicle. We are Land Rover experts and hold the accreditation and practical experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Freelander?

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All done & You Get Moving Once again

As soon as we are done you can get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide service, for Land Rover motorists in particular. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Land Rover specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Land Rover vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically similar for the vast majority of cars. Needless to say it does vary a bit as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. However it still adheres to the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Land Rover

Fuel Drain

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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