Contaminated fuel in your Mazda Mx-6? Diesel in your Petrol Mazda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Mazda is a fairly typical error. And exactly what you have to do about it will depend on various things. Assuming you want to find out what to do to sort it out then please read on.
Here are the main variables to consider whenever figuring out whether to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Mazda, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Mazda Mx-6 is normally approximately 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Mx-6 will normally not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3 litres (which is approximately 5% of the fuel tank volume) is sometimes able to be completely diluted by means of entirely filling the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's relatively unusual to come across a car having difficulties because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very infrequent - in no way impossible to find. There are actually some automobiles that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Mazda (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. When trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up recognise that it is just like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Mx-6 should really straightaway be drained out since your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Mazda and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance problems after putting the incorrect fuel in your Mx-6? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still driving a car that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can just lead to increasing amounts of harm being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat affiliated with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you detect any of them stop and have it removed immediately.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Mazda specialists and hold the certification and practical experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mazda

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Mazda? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mazda Mx-6?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national cover, for Mazda motorists especially. We mainly attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for most motor vehicles. As you can imagine it does differ to some extent as every brand has their own different fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the below points:

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Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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