Wrong fuel in a Renault Kangoo? Diesel in a Petrol Renault?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a very common mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it depends upon a few things. If you would like to find out what you need to do to fix it then please read on.
Here are the key factors to consider whenever determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Renault, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Renault Kangoo is in most cases around 50 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Kangoo will generally not really be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.5 litres (which is 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be completely diluted simply by wholly filling the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's very unusual to come across an automobile going through difficulties with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a number of cars that don't stand any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has confirmed that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding whether to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Kangoo ought to straightaway be drained out as your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties after putting the wrong fuel in your Kangoo? If that's the case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a car that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will definitely be responsible for progressively more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of danger affiliated with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Kangoo?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
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We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Renault vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Of course it can vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the following guidelines:

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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 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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