Wrong fuel in your Lexus LFA? Diesel in a Petrol Lexus?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a very common error. And its remedy varies according to several different things. In the event that you want to find out what you ought to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed below are the most important factors to consider whenever deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Lexus, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Lexus LFA is usually around 73 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 3.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol LFA will usually not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 3.65 litres (which is approximately 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly filling the tank with Petrol.
      It is very rare to find a vehicle having problems due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is infrequent - not impossible to find. There are a few cars that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3.65 and 7.3 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding whether to chance it and basically fill it up recognise that it is exactly like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 7.3 litres of Diesel in your Petrol LFA should really straight away be drained as your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - truly big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance issues as a result of putting the bad fuel in the LFA? If that's the case, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is now starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will just cause more and more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of danger in connection with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop and get it removed right now.

Don't just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Lexus specialists and have the credentials and knowledge needed to make certain that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus LFA?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Lexus motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Obviously it does differ slightly as every manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the following 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 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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