Contaminated fuel in your Renault Avantime? Diesel in your Petrol Renault?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a regular mistake to make. And what you have to do about it depends upon a number of things. If you want to find out what you must do about it then stay with me.
Here are the most crucial variables to think about whenever determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Renault, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Avantime is in most cases about 80 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, as little as 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Avantime will in most situations not be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 4 litres (which is roughly 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being completely diluted through thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's extremely unusual to find a motor vehicle experiencing problems because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very rare - not impossible to encounter. You will discover a few cars that will not stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Renault (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is just like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Avantime ought to right away be removed since your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in your Avantime? In that case, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will just cause more and more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of risk resulting from driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you observe any of them then cease driving and get it removed right now.

Avoid having any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Renault specialists and hold the skills and experience needed to ensure you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Avantime?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Renault motorists particularly. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Renault vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for virtually all cars. As you can imagine it may vary slightly as each make has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still adheres to 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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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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