Putting Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes is a fairly typical mistake. And what you have to do about it will depend on several different factors. If you would like to find out what you need to do about this then keep on reading.
These are the most important variables to take into consideration whenever deciding on whether or not to have it drained:
Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your vehicle. We are Mercedes experts and have the qualifications and practical experience required to ensure you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.
Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes CL55 AMG?
Contact us and get honest advice and practical assistance for your specific circumstance
We would reach you to undertake the contaminated fuel drain & purge there on scene
As soon as we have finished you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Mercedes motorists especially. We mostly attend:
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 home, we are able to get you going again.
The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is basically identical for most cars. Naturally it may vary somewhat as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially follows the below principles:
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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