Contaminated fuel in a Renault Koleos? Diesel in a Petrol Renault?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a regular mistake. And its solution varies according to a number of things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you must do about this then continue reading.
Right here are the key variables to think about when choosing whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Renault, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Renault Koleos is most likely approximately 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Koleos will generally not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3.25 litres (which is about 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted by totally filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's very rare to encounter a car having difficulties because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain cars that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Renault (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. Whenever deciding on whether to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like gambling it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Koleos must right away be drained seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is very likely lower than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in the Koleos? If so, have it emptied irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can only be responsible for more and more harm being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    In that case get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of risk caused by running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you notice any of them cease driving and have it removed asap.

Avoid getting any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Renault specialists and have the qualifications and expertise necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Koleos?

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All done & You Get Going Once again

When we have completed you should be able to get back moving and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national coverage, for Renault motorists in particular. We typically attend to:

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

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

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally exactly the same for a large number of cars. Of course it does differ slightly as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally follows 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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