Bad fuel in a Rover 420 Sli? Diesel in a Petrol Rover?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a usual error. And its solution is based on a few factors. Assuming you want to know what you ought to do about this then read on.
Let us discuss the most important variables to consider when deciding whether to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Rover, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Rover 420 Sli is in most cases about 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 420 Sli will quite often not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.75 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by totally filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is quite unusual to come across a vehicle going through issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a few vehicles that won't endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. When you are trying to decide whether to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as betting your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 420 Sli ought to right away be drained as your likelihood of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you noted any performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in your 420 Sli? If so, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a motor vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically lead to more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of threat affiliated with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop and get it drained right now.

Steer clear of having any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Rover experts and have got the credentials and working experience required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 420 Sli?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Rover motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally exactly the same for a large number of vehicles. Naturally it does differ somewhat as each manufacturer has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the following 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

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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