Incorrect fuel in your Nissan 350Z? Diesel in your Petrol Nissan?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a regularly occurring mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it varies according to various factors. If perhaps you want to find out what you have to do to fix it then keep reading.
Right here are the key variables to take into account whenever determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Nissan, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan 350Z is most likely roughly 80 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 350Z will generally not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 4 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often capable of being completely diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly rare to encounter a car experiencing difficulties because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - in no way impossible to find. You can get some motor vehicles that don't stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is the same thing as gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 350Z should really straightaway be removed since your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you noted any performance concerns as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the 350Z? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can just lead to progressively more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of risk connected to running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Nissan specialists and hold the credentials and expertise required to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan 350Z?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Nissan motorists in particular. We principally deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Nissan vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially exactly the same for a large number of cars. Naturally it can differ slightly as every brand has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still basically observes the following guidelines:

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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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