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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a regular mistake to make. And its remedy is determined by various things. In case you would like to know what you ought to do about this then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the key factors to think about whenever making a decision whether to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Nissan, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan Primera is usually about 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Primera will more often than not not be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3 litres (which is approximately 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted by means of totally topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely rare to find a motor vehicle experiencing problems due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. There are a number of automobiles that will not stand any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. When you are deciding whether to risk it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Primera ought to promptly be removed since your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you observed any performance difficulties as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Primera? If you have, get it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely bring about more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat linked with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you observe any of them then stop driving and have it removed right now.

Do not simply get any unqualified so-and-so to try to fix your vehicle. We are Nissan specialists and hold the qualifications and expertise necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Primera?

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Once done You Get Moving Once again

Once we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Nissan motorists particularly. We predominantly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Nissan vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for the vast majority of vehicles. Of course it can differ a little as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally follows the following 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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