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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Renault is a regularly occurring error. And its remedy is dependent upon a variety of factors. If perhaps you want to know what you must do about it then keep reading.
Let us discuss the most crucial variables to to consider when choosing whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in to the Renault, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Renault Wind is most likely around 40 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Wind will quite often not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank) is usually able to be adequately diluted through wholly topping the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's rather unusual to come across a motor vehicle having difficulties because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. There are actually some cars that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2 and 4 litres of Diesel in the Renault (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. When figuring out whether or not to risk it and simply top it up recognise that it is the same thing as betting your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Wind ought to straight away be removed as your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Renault and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Wind? If so, get it removed regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will just cause more harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of threat in connection with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you observe any of them then cease driving and have it removed immediately.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Renault specialists and hold the accreditation and experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Renault

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Renault motorists particularly. We mostly fix:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Renault vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for virtually all vehicles. Naturally it does vary slightly as each make has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically follows 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 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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