Bad fuel in a Rover 416 Si? Diesel in your Petrol Rover?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a usual problem. And its remedy will depend on several things. If perhaps you would like to know what you have to do to fix it then continue reading.
Listed below are the most important factors to think about when determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Rover, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Rover 416 Si is usually around 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 416 Si will more often than not not really be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.75 litres (close to 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be adequately diluted simply by thoroughly filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly unusual to encounter a vehicle experiencing difficulties because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of vehicles that won't endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 416 Si really should as soon as possible be drained seeing as your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the 416 Si? If so, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a car that is beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will definitely lead to more and more damage being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of threat connected with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Steer clear of having any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Rover experts and have the qualifications and experience necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 416 Si?

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We come out and do the fuel drain

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Once performed You Get Going Again

As soon as we are done you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national coverage, for Rover motorists in particular. We typically attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Rover vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically exactly the same for virtually all vehicles. Naturally it does vary a little as every manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still adheres to the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Rover

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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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