Wrong fuel in your Land Rover Range Rover? Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover is a very common mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it will depend on a variety of things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you need to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed here the most crucial factors to think about when deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Land Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Land Rover Range Rover is probably approximately 100 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, as little as 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Range Rover will most of the time not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 5 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank) is usually able to be completely diluted through thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather uncommon to find a car or truck experiencing issues with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is uncommon - not impossible to find. You can get a number of motor vehicles that won't endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 5 and 10 litres of Diesel in the Land Rover (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever deciding on whether or not to risk it and basically top it up remember that it is very much like gambling everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 10 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Range Rover should straight away be drained because your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the bad fuel in the Range Rover? In that case, get it removed regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can only result in increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of threat affiliated with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Stay away from having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your car. We are Land Rover specialists and have got the credentials and working experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Land Rover? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Range Rover?

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As soon as we have completed you are able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national service, for Land Rover motorists especially. We predominantly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for most cars. As you can imagine it does differ to some degree as every manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Land Rover

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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 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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