Wrong fuel in your Mercedes GLK 280? Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes is a regular mistake to make. And its remedy varies according to a variety of things. If you would like to know what you must do to sort it out then stay with me.
Listed here the main factors to take into account when determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Mercedes, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Mercedes GLK 280 is usually approximately 66 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 3.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GLK 280 will in most cases not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 3.3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted simply by wholly topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite unusual to encounter a car or truck going through issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually some vehicles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.3 and 6.6 litres of Diesel in the Mercedes (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has shown us that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GLK 280 should really promptly be drained because your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in the GLK 280? If you have, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can just end up in progressively more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of threat linked with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop and get it removed asap.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Mercedes specialists and have the skills and practical experience needed to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Mercedes? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes GLK 280?

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All done & You Get Going Once again

Once we have completed you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Mercedes motorists particularly. We typically fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mercedes vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally exactly the same for the majority of cars. Naturally it can vary slightly as each make has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially observes 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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