Incorrect fuel in your Nissan Note? Diesel in your Petrol Nissan?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a usual error. And its solution depends on various factors. If you would like to know what you have to do to sort it out then please read on.
Here are the key variables to be aware of when choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Nissan, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Nissan Note is usually about 46 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 2.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Note will in most cases not be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 2.3 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be adequately diluted by wholly filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly unusual to come across a car suffering from problems with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that won't endure any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.3 and 4.6 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you are deciding whether to risk it and just fill it up recognise that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 4.6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Note ought to straight away be drained since your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in the Note? If that's the case, get it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will typically be responsible for more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk connected with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible results of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop and get it removed right now.

Stay away from having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Nissan specialists and have got the skills and expertise necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

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

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Nissan motorists in particular. We primarily attend:

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

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Nissan vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for the majority of vehicles. Of course it may vary a little as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still basically adheres to the following 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 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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