Wrong fuel in a Lexus CT 200h? Diesel in your Petrol Lexus?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a regular problem. And exactly what you should do about it hinges on an assortment of factors. In the event that you want to know what it is advisable to do about it then continue reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to keep in mind when deciding on whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Lexus, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Lexus CT 200h is normally approximately 45 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CT 200h will more often than not not really be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is generally able to be completely diluted simply by entirely topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's highly unusual to encounter a motor vehicle going through difficulties with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are a few vehicles that won't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has proven that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you are deciding whether to risk it and simply top it up remember that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol CT 200h must straight away be drained seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in the CT 200h? In that case, have it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is currently starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can definitely result in increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of risk resulting from driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just have any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your car. We are Lexus experts and have got the skills and practical experience required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus CT 200h?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Lexus motorists in particular. We mostly deal with:

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

We are Lexus specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Lexus vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is basically identical for the majority of cars. Of course it may differ to some extent as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still generally follows the below guidelines:

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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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