Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mini is a regular mistake to make. And exactly what you need to do about it depends upon a few factors. Assuming you would like to know what it is advisable to do about this then please read on.
Let us discuss the key factors to be aware of whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:
Steer clear of having any untrained so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Mini specialists and possess the certification and knowledge needed to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.
Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Mini? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mini Cooper Countryman?
Call us and get sincere advice and practical assistance for your precise situation
We are able to come to you to undertake the complete contaminated fuel retrieval & purge right there on scene
As soon as we have finished you can get back moving and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national service, for Mini motorists especially. We predominantly attend:
We are Mini specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Mini vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going once again.
The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for the majority of vehicles. Naturally it does vary to some extent as each manufacturer has their own fuel system. However it still follows 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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