Bad fuel in your Lexus IS 200? Diesel in a Petrol Lexus?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a very common problem. And what you have to do about it varies according to various factors. In the event that you would like to know what you should do to fix it then keep on reading.
These are the most crucial variables to take into consideration whenever deciding on whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Lexus, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Lexus IS 200 is normally roughly 70 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol IS 200 will usually not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 3.5 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted through totally topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite unusual to find a vehicle going through difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is rare - not impossible to find. There are actually a number of motor vehicles that won't stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is the same thing as wagering everything on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol IS 200 ought to right away be removed because your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the IS 200? If you have, get it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a car that is currently starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will just be responsible for increasing amounts of damage being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of risk connected with driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and have it removed immediately.

Don't simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Lexus experts and possess the credentials and expertise necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus IS 200?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Lexus motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Lexus specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Lexus vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence the same for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it can vary a little as every brand has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still basically adheres to 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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