Incorrect fuel in your Rover 216 Si? Diesel in your Petrol Rover?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a usual problem. And exactly what you want to do about it will depend on various factors. In case you would like to find out what you must do about it then please read on.
Listed below are the key factors to take into account whenever deciding whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Rover, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Rover 216 Si is probably approximately 50 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 216 Si will normally not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 2.5 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted by means of completely filling up the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is rather unusual to find an automobile going through problems due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You can get some cars that don't endure any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is much like gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 216 Si should really as soon as possible be removed seeing that your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in the 216 Si? If you have, get it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can just bring about more harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of danger caused by driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible results of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you recognise any of them stop driving and have it drained asap.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your vehicle. We are Rover specialists and have got the accreditation and knowledge required to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 216 Si?

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We come out and do the fuel drain

We would come to you to undertake the complete contaminated fuel removal & flush there on scene

Once carried out You Get Going Again

When we have finished you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national cover, for Rover motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

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

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Rover vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially similar for the vast majority of cars. Of course it does vary to some degree as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally follows the following points:

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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 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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