Incorrect fuel in your Maserati MC12? Diesel in your Petrol Maserati?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Maserati is a regularly occurring error. And its remedy hinges on various factors. In case you would like to find out what you need to do to fix it then read on.
Let us discuss the main factors to to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in to the Maserati, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Maserati MC12 is usually about 88 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 4.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol MC12 will typically not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 4.4 litres (close to 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted through thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is very rare to come across a motor vehicle experiencing issues with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that will not endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 4.4 and 8.8 litres of Diesel in the Maserati (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is very much like gambling everything on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 8.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol MC12 should promptly be drained out seeing that your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is very likely less than one in 50 - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Maserati and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in the MC12? If so, have it emptied irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving a vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will definitely result in more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger caused by driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and have it removed immediately.

Refrain from having any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Maserati experts and have the accreditation and working experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Maserati

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Maserati? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Maserati MC12?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Maserati motorists particularly. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Maserati specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Maserati vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically exactly the same for the majority of cars. Needless to say it can vary to some extent as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Having said that it still observes the following 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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