Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes is a fairly typical mistake to make. And exactly what you have to do about it is based on several different factors. Assuming you want to find out what it is best to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Here are the most important variables to take into account whenever choosing whether or not to have a fuel drain:
Avoid having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Mercedes specialists and have got the certification and experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.
Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes CLS 55 AMG?
Call us and obtain honest recommendations and practical help for your specific circumstance
We are able to go to you to do the full fuel removal & flush there on scene
As soon as we are done you should 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, having countrywide service, for Mercedes motorists particularly. We primarily attend:
We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Mercedes vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.
The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Obviously it may vary a little as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the following guidelines:
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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