Wrong fuel in a Rover 25? Diesel in your Petrol Rover?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a very common error. And exactly what you need to do about it is determined by several factors. In case you want to find out what you have to do about it then please read on.
Listed here are the most important factors to be aware of when figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put into the Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Rover 25 is in most cases approximately 50 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 25 will most of the time not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 2.5 litres (which is close to 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by totally filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It is relatively uncommon to find a car having difficulties with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's unusual - certainly not impossible to find. You can get a number of vehicles that will not endure any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has proven that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding whether to risk it and just top it up remember that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 25 must promptly be drained seeing that your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance issues ever since putting the wrong fuel in the 25? If you have, get it drained irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will only cause more damage being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need security?
    In that case get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat connected with running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it drained right away.

Refrain from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Rover specialists and possess the certification and practical experience required to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 25?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide service, for Rover motorists particularly. We mostly attend to:

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

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Rover vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for a large number of cars. Needless to say it does differ a little as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the below guidelines:

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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

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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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