Incorrect fuel in your Nissan x-Trail? Diesel in a Petrol Nissan?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Nissan is a common error. And exactly what you should do about it depends on several things. In case you want to find out what it is best to do about this then continue reading.
Right here are the main variables to take into consideration whenever choosing whether to have your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Nissan, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Nissan x-Trail is usually approximately 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol x-Trail will normally not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3 litres (almost 5% of the fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's very rare to encounter an automobile suffering from problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very infrequent - in no way impossible to find. You will discover some vehicles that will not stand any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. When you are deciding upon whether to chance it and just fill it up remember that it is much like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol x-Trail really should right away be drained out because your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties after putting the incorrect fuel in the x-Trail? If so, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will typically lead to more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of risk connected with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained right away.

Do not simply have any general so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Nissan specialists and hold the skills and working experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Nissan? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan x-Trail?

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All done & You Get Moving Once again

As soon as we have finished you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national coverage, for Nissan motorists especially. We primarily attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Nissan vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is basically exactly the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Needless to say it may differ a little as every make has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still 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

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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