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:
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.
Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Mini? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mini Cooper Paceman?
Contact us and get reliable advice and practical help for your precise situation
We would reach you to undertake the full contaminated fuel drain & flush right there on scene
When we have finished you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day
We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Mini motorists especially. We mostly fix:
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 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:
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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