Incorrect fuel in a Mercedes CL600? Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes is a common mistake to make. And its solution is dependent upon several factors. In the event that you want to find out what you have to do about this then keep on reading.
Listed here are the most crucial factors to take into consideration whenever choosing whether to get the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Mercedes, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Mercedes CL600 is normally about 100 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, as little as 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CL600 will usually not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 5 litres (which is almost 5% of the overall fuel tank) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted by wholly filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is highly uncommon to come across a car or truck suffering from difficulties because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You can get certain automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 5 and 10 litres of Diesel in the Mercedes (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has shown that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up remember that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 10 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CL600 ought to immediately be drained out seeing that your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is almost certainly below one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the CL600? If you have, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can definitely lead to more and more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of threat affiliated with driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then cease driving and get it removed right away.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your vehicle. We are Mercedes specialists and hold the qualifications and experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes CL600?

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We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Mercedes vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence exactly the same for a large number of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it can vary to some degree as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the below points:

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Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Diesel in Petrol FAQs

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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