Bad fuel in a Lexus IS 300 SportCross? Diesel in your Petrol Lexus?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a well-known mistake. And its remedy is dependent upon several things. If perhaps you would like to know what it is best to do about this then keep on reading.
Right here are the key factors to keep in mind whenever choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Lexus, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Lexus IS 300 SportCross is usually around 70 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol IS 300 SportCross will usually not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 3.5 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is frequently able to be sufficiently diluted simply by completely filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It's relatively rare to find an automobile having issues with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are some motor vehicles that will not stand any level of fuel 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 practical experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever deciding whether or not to risk it and just fill it up consider that it is just like betting your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol IS 300 SportCross should really straight away be removed since your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you noticed any performance concerns after putting the bad fuel in your IS 300 SportCross? In that case, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a car that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically lead to increasing amounts of harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat resulting from driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them then stop and have it removed asap.

Stay away from getting any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Lexus specialists and have got the credentials and practical experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus IS 300 SportCross?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Lexus motorists in particular. We typically attend:

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

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

The Process

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it may vary to some extent as every make has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still follows the below principles:

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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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