Incorrect fuel in your Nissan Almera? Diesel in a Petrol Nissan?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a usual error. And its solution will depend on several things. If perhaps you want to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then please read on.
Right here are the main variables to to consider when determining whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in to the Nissan, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Nissan Almera is most likely approximately 50 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Almera will usually not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.5 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by means of thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's highly uncommon to find a motor vehicle having difficulties due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually certain motor vehicles that will not stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our experience has proven that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is the same as wagering your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Almera really should as soon as possible be removed because your likelihood of succeeding with this level of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in the Almera? If so, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running a car that is starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely cause more and more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of threat connected with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and get it removed right away.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Nissan specialists and hold the accreditation and experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Almera?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Nissan motorists particularly. We principally deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence similar for a large number of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ to some extent as every brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally follows the below principles:

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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 FAQs

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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