Bad fuel in a Renault Modus? Diesel in your Petrol Renault?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a regular problem. And what you have to do about it varies according to a variety of things. If perhaps you want to find out what you have to do to fix it then please read on.
Here are the main variables to take into consideration whenever figuring out whether to have 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 Modus is most likely around 49 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 2.45 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Modus will in most situations not really be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 2.45 litres (which is close to 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being adequately diluted simply by entirely topping up the tank with the right fuel.
      It is very unusual to encounter a car or truck experiencing issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain cars that don't stand any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.45 and 4.9 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 4.9 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Modus really should straight away be drained out as your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you spotted any performance difficulties as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the Modus? If that's the case, have it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is now starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can definitely lead to increasing amounts of damage being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always some extent of danger resulting from driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Refrain from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your automobile. We are Renault specialists and have got the certification and working experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

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

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We come out and do a fuel drain

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As soon as we have completed you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Renault motorists in particular. We mostly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Renault vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it may differ slightly as every brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally observes the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Renault

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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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