Bad fuel in your Mercedes A200? Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes is a common error. And what you want to do about it is dependent upon several things. If perhaps you would like to know what it is best to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Listed here the most crucial factors to to consider when determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Mercedes, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Mercedes A200 is in most cases about 54 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 2.7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol A200 will in most cases not really be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2.7 litres (which is 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is frequently able to be completely diluted simply by thoroughly filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely uncommon to come across a car or truck suffering from difficulties with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is rare - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover a few motor vehicles that won't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.7 and 5.4 litres of Diesel in the Mercedes (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically top it up consider that it is just like wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5.4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol A200 ought to straight away be removed seeing as your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance concerns since putting the bad fuel in your A200? In that case, have it removed irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can just cause more and more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of risk linked with driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Keep away from having any untrained so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Mercedes experts and have got the certification and working experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes A200?

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Once carried out You Get Going Again

Once we have finished you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Mercedes motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mercedes vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically similar for virtually all vehicles. Obviously it does vary to some degree as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still generally adheres to the below principles:

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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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