Bad fuel in your Lexus Rx 350? Diesel in a Petrol Lexus?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a fairly typical mistake. And its solution is dependent upon several different things. Assuming you want to know what it is best to do about it then keep on reading.
Listed here are the main factors to take into consideration when making a decision whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in to the Lexus, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Lexus Rx 350 is usually roughly 72 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 3.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Rx 350 will typically not really be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 3.6 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being adequately diluted through thoroughly filling up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is highly rare to encounter a vehicle suffering from problems due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequent - in no way impossible to find. There are a few motor vehicles that will not endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3.6 and 7.2 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is very much like betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 7.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Rx 350 should as soon as possible be drained because your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you observed any performance concerns ever since putting the bad fuel in your Rx 350? If you have, get it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably just lead to progressively more damage being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    In that case get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of risk caused by running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you notice any of them cease driving and have it removed immediately.

Stay away from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Lexus specialists and have got the skills and experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus Rx 350?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Lexus motorists especially. We primarily attend to:

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

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

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for a large number of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it can differ slightly as every brand has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still observes the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Lexus

Fuel Drain

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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