Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mini is a well-known mistake. And its solution depends upon several things. If perhaps you want to know what you need to do about it then please read on.
Here are the most crucial factors to take into account whenever making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:
Steer clear of getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Mini experts and have the accreditation and experience needed to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.
Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Mini? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mini Cooper S?
Contact us and obtain honest advice and practical assistance for your precise circumstances
We can go to you to perform the full contaminated fuel retrieval & purge there on scene
Once we have finished you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip
We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Mini motorists particularly. We principally fix:
We are Mini specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mini vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.
The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for most vehicles. Obviously it may differ to some degree as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. Even so it still basically observes the below principles:
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.
Should you have any queries or need our assistance please Contact Us!
We can get you on the road once again.
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