Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a well-known mistake to make. And what you should do about it depends upon a few things. In case you would like to find out what it is advisable to do about it then stay with me.
Listed here are the key factors to think about when deciding on whether to have a fuel drain:
Refrain from getting any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your vehicle. We are Lexus specialists and have got the qualifications and knowledge needed to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.
Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus IS 300?
Give us a call and obtain sincere recommendations and practical assistance for your exact situation
We can reach you to carry out the fuel drain & clean right there on scene
Once we are done you should be able to get back moving and get on with your trip
We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national coverage, for Lexus motorists in particular. We typically fix:
We are Lexus specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Lexus vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.
The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence similar for a large number of motor vehicles. Obviously it can vary a bit as every brand has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes the below principles:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
In case you have any concerns or require our assistance please Contact Us!
We can get you going again.
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