Incorrect fuel in a Lexus GS 430? Diesel in your Petrol Lexus?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a fairly typical problem. And its remedy is dependent upon an assortment of things. In case you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed here are the key variables to to consider whenever figuring out whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Lexus, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Lexus GS 430 is most likely roughly 75 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 3.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GS 430 will more often than not not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 3.75 litres (about 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is sometimes capable of being adequately diluted simply by thoroughly filling up the tank with the right fuel.
      It is relatively unusual to find an automobile going through issues because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain vehicles that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.75 and 7.5 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever you are figuring out whether to risk it and simply top it up consider that it is the same as wagering your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 7.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol GS 430 must as soon as possible be removed since your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues since putting the bad fuel in your GS 430? In that case, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely be responsible for more and more damage being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    You should get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of risk in connection with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible results of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Lexus specialists and have got the skills and working experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus GS 430?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Lexus motorists especially. We mainly fix:

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

We are Lexus specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Lexus vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of vehicles. Obviously it can vary to some degree as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still fundamentally adheres to the following points:

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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 FAQs

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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