Contaminated fuel in your Mini Cooper Paceman? Diesel in your Petrol Mini?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Mini is a regular mistake to make. And its solution is dependent upon several different things. In the event that you want to find out what it is advisable to do about this then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the most important variables to think about whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Mini, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Mini Cooper Paceman is in most cases approximately 47 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 2.35 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Cooper Paceman will in most cases not be a major problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 2.35 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is quite unusual to find a motor vehicle having problems because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You can get certain motor vehicles that won't endure any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Diesel in the Mini (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding upon 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 will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 4.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Cooper Paceman really should straightaway be drained seeing that your probability of driving with that level of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Mini and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Cooper Paceman? If so, get it drained no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably typically end up in progressively more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk connected with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you notice any of them then cease driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Do not simply have any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Mini experts and possess the credentials and experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mini

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Mini? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mini Cooper Paceman?

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When we have finished you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Mini motorists especially. We mostly fix:

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

We are Mini specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mini vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically similar for virtually all vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can vary to some degree as each manufacturer has their unique fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally adheres to the below points:

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Fuel Drain

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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