Incorrect fuel in a Lexus LS 460? Diesel in your Petrol Lexus?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a usual mistake. And its remedy depends on a variety of factors. In the event that you want to know what to do about it then continue reading.
These are the key variables to consider when determining whether or not to have your car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Lexus, considering that the fuel capacity of your Lexus LS 460 is normally roughly 84 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 4.2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol LS 460 will typically not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 4.2 litres (which is roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted by means of wholly filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's very uncommon to come across an automobile suffering from issues with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a few automobiles that won't stand any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Between 4.2 and 8.4 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who don't. When you are deciding whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 8.4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol LS 460 must right away be drained seeing as your probability of driving with that level of contamination is almost certainly below one in 50 - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in the LS 460? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is now starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will typically cause more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of danger connected to operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just have any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Lexus specialists and possess the certification and experience needed to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus LS 460?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Lexus motorists particularly. We principally deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Needless to say it can vary to some extent as every make has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically observes 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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