Contaminated fuel in a Nissan Juke? Diesel in a Petrol Nissan?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a usual mistake to make. And its solution depends on a few factors. Assuming you want to find out what you should do about it then continue reading.
Listed here are the most crucial factors to take into account whenever deciding whether to get the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Nissan, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Nissan Juke is in most cases around 46 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 2.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Juke will usually not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 2.3 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being completely diluted by completely filling the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's rather uncommon to encounter a car having difficulties due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of cars that will not endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.3 and 4.6 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. Whenever deciding on whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up remember that it is the same as betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Juke must promptly be drained as your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in the Juke? If you have, get it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still driving a motor vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can only end up in progressively more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always some amount of danger affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you detect any of them stop and get it removed right away.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your vehicle. We are Nissan specialists and possess the certification and practical experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

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

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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
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We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Nissan vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for most motor vehicles. Of course it can vary to some extent as every brand has their own fuel system. Even so it still essentially follows the below 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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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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