Contaminated fuel in your Rover 218 Vi? Diesel in your Petrol Rover?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you have to do about it is dependent upon various factors. In the event that you want to find out what you must do to sort it out then stay with me.
Listed below are the most crucial variables to be aware of whenever figuring out whether to have your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Rover, considering that the fuel capacity of the Rover 218 Vi is normally around 50 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 218 Vi will typically not really be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.5 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by means of wholly filling up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's rather unusual to encounter a car experiencing issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to find. There are a number of cars that won't stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Any time you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up remember that it is the same as wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 218 Vi ought to as soon as possible be drained out seeing that your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your 218 Vi? In that case, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a motor vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can typically be responsible for more and more damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always some extent of danger resulting from running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you notice any of them then stop and have it removed right now.

Stay away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to try to fix your automobile. We are Rover specialists and have got the skills and practical experience necessary to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 218 Vi?

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When we are done you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national coverage, for Rover motorists particularly. We mostly fix:

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

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

The Process

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for a large number of cars. Needless to say it may vary a bit as every make has their unique different fuel system. However it still adheres to 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 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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