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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a usual mistake to make. And what you should do about it is determined by a few factors. Assuming you would like to know what you ought to do about this then continue reading.
Right here are the main variables to keep in mind whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Nissan, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Nissan Pathfinder is in most cases roughly 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Pathfinder will more often than not not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 4 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is often able to be sufficiently diluted by means of completely topping the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is relatively unusual to find a car or truck having issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. You can get a few vehicles that will not endure any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you are deciding whether to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is much like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Pathfinder must straightaway be drained seeing that your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties after putting the wrong fuel in your Pathfinder? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can only end up in increasing amounts of harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of threat affiliated with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them stop and get it drained right now.

Do not just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Nissan specialists and hold the accreditation and experience needed to make certain that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Pathfinder?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting nationwide service, for Nissan motorists particularly. We primarily deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Nissan vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for a large number of cars. Needless to say it does vary to some degree as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. However it still basically observes 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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Vehicle Restart

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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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