Bad fuel in a Renault Vel Satis? Diesel in a Petrol Renault?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a regularly occurring mistake. And what you want to do about it is based on a variety of factors. In the event that you would like to find out what you ought to do about it then continue reading.
Here are the most important variables to be aware of whenever figuring out whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Renault, considering that the fuel capacity of the Renault Vel Satis is probably around 80 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Vel Satis will typically not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 4 litres (about 5% of the fuel tank) is very often capable of being adequately diluted by completely filling up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely rare to encounter a motor vehicle having difficulties with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a few cars that will not endure any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Renault (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. When you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is very much like betting it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Vel Satis should really straightaway be drained as your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - truly big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance difficulties after putting the bad fuel in the Vel Satis? If that's the case, have it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving a car that is now starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can definitely be responsible for more damage being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of risk connected to driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you detect any of them then cease driving and get it removed asap.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your vehicle. We are Renault specialists and have got the skills and working experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Vel Satis?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Renault motorists especially. We primarily fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for most vehicles. Obviously it does vary to some degree as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to 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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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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