Contaminated fuel in your Nissan Maxima? Diesel in a Petrol Nissan?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a fairly typical mistake. And its remedy depends upon a variety of factors. In the event that you would like to know what you ought to do about it then please read on.
These are the most important factors to be aware of whenever deciding on whether to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Nissan, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan Maxima is probably about 70 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Maxima will in most cases not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything less than 3.5 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being completely diluted through completely topping the tank with the right fuel.
      It's very unusual to find an automobile going through issues with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's rare - certainly not impossible to find. You can get a few vehicles that won't endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. When deciding upon whether to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Maxima should really straightaway be removed seeing as your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the wrong fuel in the Maxima? In that case, get it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably just bring about progressively more harm being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat associated with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Stay away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Nissan experts and have got the skills and expertise necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Maxima?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national cover, for Nissan motorists especially. We mainly attend:

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

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Nissan vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally identical for most cars. Needless to say it may differ to some extent as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still generally follows the below points:

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Fuel Drain

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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