Putting Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes is a usual mistake to make. And its remedy depends on several factors. If you would like to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then read on.
Here are the main variables to be aware of when choosing whether to get a fuel drain:
Avoid having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Mercedes experts and possess the skills and expertise needed to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.
Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes A170?
Contact us and obtain sincere advice and practical help for your particular circumstance
We are able to come to you to carry out the full fuel retrieval & purge right there on scene
Once we have finished you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Mercedes motorists in particular. We principally attend to:
We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Mercedes vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.
The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally exactly the same for a large number of vehicles. Needless to say it can vary a little as every brand has their own fuel system. Even so it still basically follows the following points:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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