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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a very common error. And its solution depends upon various things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you ought to do about it then read on.
Listed below are the most important factors to take into consideration when choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Renault, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Renault Safrane is in most cases approximately 80 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, as little as 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Safrane will quite often not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 4 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being adequately diluted through wholly filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty uncommon to find a vehicle having problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - in no way impossible to find. You can get a number of vehicles that will not stand any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as those who break down. Any time you're trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just top it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as betting your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Safrane really should right away be drained out since your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - extremely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you noted any performance difficulties since putting the wrong fuel in the Safrane? If that's the case, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably just result in progressively more harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of risk affiliated with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then cease driving and get it removed immediately.

Stay away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your vehicle. We are Renault specialists and possess the certification and practical experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Safrane?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Renault motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for a large number of motor vehicles. Obviously it does differ a little as every brand has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to 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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