Bad fuel in a Renault Espace? Diesel in your Petrol Renault?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a regularly occurring error. And its remedy is dependent upon a variety of things. Assuming you want to know what you must do about this then continue reading.
These are the key factors to keep in mind when deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put into the Renault, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Renault Espace is probably approximately 78 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 3.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Espace will more often than not not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3.9 litres (almost 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted by means of completely filling the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite unusual to encounter a motor vehicle having difficulties with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is rare - not impossible to find. You will discover a few vehicles that will not stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.9 and 7.8 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding upon whether to risk it and just simply fill it up consider that it is just like gambling it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 7.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Espace must immediately be removed because your probability of getting away with this level of contamination is very likely lower than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Espace? In that case, get it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running an automobile that is already starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will definitely be responsible for more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like security?
    Simply get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of risk associated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop and have it drained immediately.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your automobile. We are Renault experts and have got the accreditation and experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Espace?

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We arrive and do the fuel drain

We would come to you to do the full contaminated fuel retrieval & clean there on scene

Once done You Get Moving Once again

When we are done you will be able to get back on your way 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 Renault motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Renault vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally identical for the majority of vehicles. Obviously it may differ a little as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally adheres to the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Renault

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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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