Bad fuel in your Lexus GS 250? Diesel in a Petrol Lexus?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a regularly occurring mistake. And what you have to do about it depends on a variety of things. If perhaps you want to find out what you ought to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Right here are the main variables to take into consideration whenever deciding whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put into the Lexus, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Lexus GS 250 is usually around 66 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 3.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GS 250 will generally not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3.3 litres (5% of the fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being adequately diluted by completely topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is pretty rare to find a car going through problems with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain vehicles that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3.3 and 6.6 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you are deciding upon whether to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 6.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GS 250 should really promptly be removed as your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the GS 250? If you have, get it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically lead to increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of threat connected to driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop driving and get it drained right now.

Keep away from having any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Lexus experts and have the qualifications and working experience required to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus GS 250?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national cover, for Lexus motorists especially. We principally attend:

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

We are Lexus specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Lexus vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally identical for virtually all cars. As you can imagine it can differ a bit as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still essentially observes the following guidelines:

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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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