Contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Range Rover Sport? Diesel in your Petrol Land Rover?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover is a well-known mistake. And its solution is dependent upon a few factors. If you want to know what you should do about it then continue reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to take into consideration when making a decision whether to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Land Rover, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Land Rover Range Rover Sport is usually about 88 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 4.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Range Rover Sport will in most cases not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 4.4 litres (which is 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is generally able to be completely diluted by means of totally topping up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite uncommon to come across a car or truck suffering from problems because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's rare - not impossible to find. There are actually a few cars that won't endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 4.4 and 8.8 litres of Diesel in the Land Rover (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. When deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is very much like betting everything on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 8.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Range Rover Sport ought to promptly be drained out as your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is more than likely below one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Range Rover Sport? If so, have it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running a car that is beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will probably definitely bring about even more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of danger linked with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you recognise any of them then stop driving and get it drained right away.

Don't simply get any untrained so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Land Rover experts and possess the credentials and expertise necessary to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

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

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

We are Land Rover specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Land Rover vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically identical for a large number of vehicles. Needless to say it may differ a little as every make has their unique different fuel system. However it still essentially observes the following principles:

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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