Incorrect fuel in a Lexus SC 430? Diesel in your Petrol Lexus?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Lexus is a fairly typical problem. And its remedy is dependent upon a variety of factors. In case you would like to know what you must do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here are the key factors to keep in mind when figuring out whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Lexus, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Lexus SC 430 is usually around 75 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol SC 430 will usually not be a major problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 3.75 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is sometimes able to be completely diluted by thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is quite rare to find a motor vehicle going through difficulties due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You can get a few automobiles that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.75 and 7.5 litres of Diesel in the Lexus (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. Whenever deciding whether to risk it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is much like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol SC 430 should really straightaway be drained out seeing that your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance troubles after putting the wrong fuel in your SC 430? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a car that is already starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will likely cause even more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    Then simply just get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of risk connected with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you recognise any of them stop driving and have it drained right now.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Lexus specialists and have the skills and practical experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Lexus? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Lexus SC 430?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Lexus motorists especially. We primarily deal with:

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

We are Lexus specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Lexus vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is generally the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Of course it does differ a little as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the below points:

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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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