Incorrect fuel in a Renault Twingo? Diesel in a Petrol Renault?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a usual mistake. And its remedy is dependent upon an assortment of factors. If you want to find out what you ought to do to sort it out then read on.
Let us discuss the most important factors to take into consideration when making a decision whether to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in to the Renault, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Renault Twingo is probably around 40 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, as little as 2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Twingo will more often than not not really be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted through wholly topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's relatively uncommon to come across a car going through difficulties due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are some vehicles that won't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2 and 4 litres of Diesel in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Twingo should straightaway be removed seeing as your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the bad fuel in your Twingo? If so, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can definitely lead to progressively more damage being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of risk connected with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then cease driving and get it drained right now.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

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

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

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Renault vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for the vast majority of cars. Obviously it does vary to some extent as every brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially observes 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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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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