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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a usual mistake. And what you need to do about it is dependent upon a few things. In the event that you would like to know what you should do about it then please read on.
Right here are the main variables to consider when determining whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Renault, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Megane is usually approximately 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Megane will typically not be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 3 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly topping the tank with the right fuel.
      It is very rare to encounter a motor vehicle going through issues because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually some motor vehicles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our experience has revealed that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Whenever deciding on whether to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is just like gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Megane must right away be removed as your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is very likely lower than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in your Megane? If you have, get it drained regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is now beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably only lead to more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of risk associated with driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop driving and get it drained as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your car. We are Renault experts and possess the skills and expertise required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

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

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When we have finished you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national cover, for Renault motorists particularly. We principally deal with:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Renault vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for a large number of cars. Of course it can differ a little as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. However it still observes 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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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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