Wrong fuel in your Renault Captur Tce? Diesel in a Petrol Renault?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a common mistake to make. And what you need to do about it depends on several factors. If perhaps you want to find out what you should do about it then read on.
Right here are the main variables to take into consideration when determining whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Renault, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Captur Tce is usually about 45 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Captur Tce will quite often not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being completely diluted through totally filling the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is relatively uncommon to find a car or truck experiencing difficulties because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's unusual - not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain vehicles that will not stand any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Renault (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you're trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just top it up consider that it is just like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Captur Tce really should right away be removed seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues since putting the wrong fuel in the Captur Tce? If you have, get it drained no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can likely end up in more and more harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk connected with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and have it removed asap.

Do not simply get any general so-and-so to attend your car. We are Renault specialists and possess the credentials and expertise required to make certain that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Captur Tce?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national coverage, for Renault motorists especially. We mostly fix:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Renault vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally the same for virtually all cars. Of course it may differ slightly as each manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically follows the following 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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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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