Bad fuel in a Lotus Evora? Diesel in your Petrol Lotus?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Lotus is a well-known mistake. And what you should do about it is determined by several things. Assuming you would like to find out what you ought to do to fix it then read on.
Listed here the main variables to take into account whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in to the Lotus, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Lotus Evora is probably around 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Evora will most of the time not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3 litres (about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is generally able to be completely diluted by means of completely topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's rather unusual to come across an automobile experiencing issues because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very rare - not impossible to encounter. There are a few cars that won't endure any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Lotus (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Any time you are trying to decide whether to chance it and just fill it up remember that it is exactly like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Evora must right away be drained out because your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Lotus and drove it: Have you observed any performance concerns since putting the bad fuel in your Evora? If so, get it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving a car that is starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably just lead to progressively more harm being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of danger connected with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop and have it drained immediately.

Stay away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Lotus experts and have the qualifications and experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Lotus

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Lotus? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Lotus Evora?

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When we are done you should be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national cover, for Lotus motorists in particular. We mainly attend:

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

We are Lotus specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Lotus vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Of course it may differ slightly as each manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially observes the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Lotus

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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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