Contaminated fuel in a Rolls-Royce Wraith? Diesel in a Petrol Rolls-Royce?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Rolls-Royce is a well-known problem. And its solution depends on a variety of things. In the event that you would like to know what you ought to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed below are the main factors to keep in mind when deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Rolls-Royce, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Rolls-Royce Wraith is usually around 83 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 4.15 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Wraith will typically not be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 4.15 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is sometimes able to be adequately diluted by means of completely topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly uncommon to find a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually a few motor vehicles that will not endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 4.15 and 8.3 litres of Diesel in the Rolls-Royce (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is very much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 8.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Wraith should right away be removed seeing that your probability of driving with this level of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Rolls-Royce and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems after putting the bad fuel in the Wraith? In that case, get it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably only result in even more harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of danger affiliated with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them then stop and have it drained asap.

Avoid getting any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Rolls-Royce experts and have got the skills and knowledge required to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rolls-Royce

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Rolls-Royce? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Rolls-Royce Wraith?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Rolls-Royce motorists especially. We primarily attend:

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

We are Rolls-Royce specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Rolls-Royce vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for a large number of vehicles. Naturally it may differ a bit as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially observes the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Rolls-Royce

Fuel Drain

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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