Wrong fuel in your Maserati Ghibli? Diesel in a Petrol Maserati?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Maserati is a regularly occurring problem. And what you should do about it is based on a few factors. In the event that you want to know what you should do about it then stay with me.
Listed below are the most important factors to take into consideration whenever choosing whether to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Maserati, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Maserati Ghibli is probably around 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Ghibli will quite often not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 4 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is in many instances able to be completely diluted by totally topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely rare to find a motor vehicle suffering from problems because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get some cars that will not stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Maserati (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise demonstrates that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. When you are deciding on whether to risk it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Ghibli must immediately be removed seeing as your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Maserati and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the Ghibli? If so, get it drained regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving a car that is already starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can definitely lead to even more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of risk affiliated with driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them cease driving and have it removed right now.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Maserati specialists and possess the credentials and experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Maserati

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Maserati? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Maserati Ghibli?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Maserati motorists especially. We principally deal with:

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

We are Maserati specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Maserati vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for virtually all motor vehicles. Obviously it does differ a bit as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally follows the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Maserati

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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