Incorrect fuel in your Renault Laguna? Diesel in your Petrol Renault?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a regular problem. And what you should do about it is dependent upon a number of factors. If you would like to know what it is advisable to do about this then stay with me.
Right here are the main factors to take into consideration when figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Renault, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Laguna is in most cases approximately 66 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Laguna will in most situations not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything less than 3.3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the fuel tank) is sometimes capable of being adequately diluted by wholly topping the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite unusual to find a car experiencing issues with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a number of automobiles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.3 and 6.6 litres of Diesel in the Renault (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has revealed that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you're trying to decide whether to chance it and basically top it up consider that it is the same thing as wagering your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Laguna must right away be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you spotted any performance issues ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Laguna? If so, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably only bring about increasing amounts of harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of threat linked with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible results of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you notice any of them then cease driving and have it drained immediately.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

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

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Renault motorists especially. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Renault vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for most cars. Needless to say it can vary a bit as every make has their own distinct fuel system. However it still follows the below 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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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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