Incorrect fuel in a Mercedes E200? Diesel in your Petrol Mercedes?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you should do about it varies according to a number of factors. If perhaps you want to know what you should do about it then keep on reading.
Listed below are the key factors to take into consideration when deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Mercedes, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Mercedes E200 is in most cases roughly 65 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol E200 will most of the time not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3.25 litres (which is about 5% of the fuel tank) is frequently capable of being sufficiently diluted through wholly filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is quite rare to encounter a car or truck going through difficulties because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You can get a few cars that will not endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Mercedes (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you're figuring out whether or not to risk it and just fill it up consider that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 6.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol E200 really should promptly be removed because your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties since putting the incorrect fuel in your E200? If so, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can definitely lead to more and more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat connected with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them then cease driving and have it removed asap.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes E200?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Mercedes motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

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

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence identical for most vehicle makes. Needless to say it can differ slightly as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes the following points:

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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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