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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a usual problem. And its solution is determined by several different factors. Assuming you want to find out what to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Here are the key variables to be aware of when determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put into the Nissan, considering that the fuel capacity of your Nissan Micra is most likely approximately 42 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Micra will more often than not not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.1 litres (which is 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted by thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely unusual to come across a vehicle suffering from difficulties with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's unusual - not impossible to find. There are a number of vehicles that will not stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.1 and 4.2 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just top it up consider that it is just like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 4.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Micra should promptly be removed because your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance difficulties since putting the wrong fuel in your Micra? If so, get it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely end up in even more damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk affiliated with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Nissan experts and possess the qualifications and practical experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Micra?

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All done & You Get Moving Again

As soon as we have completed you can get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Nissan motorists especially. We mainly attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically exactly the same for a large number of vehicles. Of course it may vary slightly as each make has their own distinct fuel system. However it still basically follows the below principles:

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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 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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