Wrong fuel in a Nissan Cube? Diesel in a Petrol Nissan?

We can help!
Call us: 0333 366 0103
Nissan Fuel Drain


Putting Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a very common problem. And its remedy will depend on a few things. If you would like to find out what it is best to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to keep in mind whenever deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Nissan, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Nissan Cube is in most cases approximately 50 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Cube will quite often not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.5 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be adequately diluted by means of wholly topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's rather unusual to come across a motor vehicle suffering from problems with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that don't endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has shown that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up recognise that it is very much like gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Cube really should immediately be drained as your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Cube? If you have, get it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a car that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can just result in more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat linked with driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop driving and get it drained right away.

Don't simply have any untrained so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Nissan specialists and hold the accreditation and practical experience required to make certain you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Cube?

Call us for Help & Recommendations

Give us a call and get straightforward recommendations and practical help for your precise situation

We come out and drain it

We can go to you to do the fuel retrieval & clean right there on scene

Once completed You Get Going Again

When we have finished you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Nissan motorists especially. We mostly deal with:

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

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Nissan vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ to some degree as every manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes the following points:

Petrol in Diesel Nissan

Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

View more
Wrong Fuel Drain Nissan

System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

View more
Petrol in Diesel Drain Nissan

Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

View more


Hours a Day


Days a Week





Our Partners

Just some of the few people we work with to bring you the best petrol in diesel service possible

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.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or want some assistance please Contact Us!
We are able to get you going once again.

24/7 Nissan Helpline

0333 366 0103

Our Corporate Office

Fuel Fixer Ltd, Linx House, 147 London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 1ET


Important Info

Fully Insured

VAT Registered

APEX Certified


Fully Mobile

Professionally Trained