Contaminated fuel in your Nissan Qashqai? Diesel in your Petrol Nissan?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a fairly typical mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it is based on a variety of factors. In case you want to know what you should do about it then read on.
Right here are the main variables to to consider when figuring out whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put into the Nissan, considering that the fuel capacity of your Nissan Qashqai is most likely approximately 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Qashqai will normally not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3.25 litres (approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's rather rare to find a motor vehicle having difficulties due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very infrequent - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a number of automobiles that will not endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience demonstrates that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. When deciding on whether or not to risk it and just top it up consider that it is just like wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Qashqai should straight away be drained out seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Qashqai? In that case, get it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will probably just result in more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like security?
    In that case get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of threat in connection with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you recognise any of them stop and get it drained right now.

Don't just get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Nissan specialists and have got the accreditation and working experience required to ensure you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Nissan motorists especially. We mainly fix:

  • 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. No matter if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially similar for virtually all cars. Needless to say it may differ a little as each make has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the below principles:

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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

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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