Bad fuel in a Porsche Panamera? Diesel in a Petrol Porsche?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Porsche is a regular mistake. And its solution is dependent upon a variety of things. If you would like to find out what it is advisable to do about this then read on.
These are the main variables to take into consideration when deciding on whether or not to have your car drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Porsche, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Porsche Panamera is probably approximately 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Panamera will in most situations not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 4 litres (which is roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being adequately diluted by wholly topping up the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's highly uncommon to come across a motor vehicle going through difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You can get some automobiles that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Porsche (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has proven that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up recognise that it is the same thing as wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Panamera ought to immediately be removed seeing as your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Porsche and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Panamera? In that case, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still driving a motor vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination can just be responsible for more and more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    In that case get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of risk connected to running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely implications of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop driving and get it drained right now.

Don't just have any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Porsche experts and have got the accreditation and practical experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Porsche

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Porsche? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Porsche Panamera?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Porsche motorists especially. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Porsche specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Porsche vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for most motor vehicles. As you can imagine it can vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still essentially adheres to the below points:

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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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