Contaminated fuel in your Renault Fluence? Diesel in a Petrol Renault?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a well-known mistake to make. And its solution depends on various things. In the event that you want to know what you have to do to fix it then keep reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to consider when making a decision whether to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Renault, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Fluence is probably about 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Fluence will most of the time not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3 litres (roughly 5% of the fuel tank) is frequently capable of being sufficiently diluted by entirely filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It is relatively rare to come across a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually some motor vehicles that don't endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. When you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just top it up bear in mind that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Fluence should really as soon as possible be drained as your probability of driving with that level of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance difficulties after putting the incorrect fuel in the Fluence? If that's the case, have it emptied regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will probably just end up in more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of threat associated with driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then cease driving and have it drained asap.

Refrain from getting any untrained so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Renault experts and possess the certification and working experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Fluence?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national service, for Renault motorists in particular. We mainly attend to:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Renault vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Obviously it may differ slightly as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. However it still generally 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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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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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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