Contaminated fuel in your Renault Grand Espace? Diesel in a Petrol Renault?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a fairly typical mistake. And its solution is based on several different things. Assuming you would like to find out what it is best to do to fix it then please read on.
Right here are the most crucial factors to take into account whenever deciding on whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in to the Renault, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Renault Grand Espace is probably roughly 78 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Grand Espace will normally not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that anything less than 3.9 litres (which is almost 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted simply by wholly filling the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is rather uncommon to come across a motor vehicle suffering from issues due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is unusual - not impossible to find. There are a few cars that don't stand any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.9 and 7.8 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether to chance it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is just like gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Grand Espace ought to right away be drained out since your probability of driving with this level of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems after putting the incorrect fuel in the Grand Espace? If you have, get it removed regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will probably likely cause increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some amount of danger connected with driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you recognise any of them stop driving and get it removed asap.

Keep away from having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Renault specialists and hold the accreditation and working experience required to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Grand Espace?

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  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Renault vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for a large number of cars. Naturally it may vary a bit as each brand has their particular fuel system. Even so 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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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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